Supporting Schools to Innovate and Adapt

Impact Not For Profit Boards

Understanding the True Impact of Organisational Culture.

The world is changing rapidly, again! Unfortunately, the majority of organisations do not have the culture they need to effectively deal with the complexities that they are facing.

This paper provides a unique, yet proven, framework and set of tools to equip your organisation at the highest level - the Board.

We explore:

  • critical questions to help you gauge where your pain points at a cultural level truly are,
  • processes to build that capacity, and
  • how to best leverage the relationship between the Board and the executive team to create sustainable and positive change.

Without being able to identify what cultural levers you need to pull in order to align and advance your organisation, the rate of ever-evolving complexity will hold your organisation at its current level of growth and effectiveness.

After working with hundreds of leaders and organisations across Education, Business, and Not-for-Profit, we know that the organisations that take the steps to evolve their culture and work through the critical stages outlined in this paper, not only grow but also enhance their working relationships and environment.

Please enter your details to download your copy of 'Understanding the True Impact of Organisational Culture'. In this paper we provide contact details for our consultants - we are happy to have a conversation and guide you through this process.


Adaptive Edge

Workshops and Programs

Dave’s educational leadership experience provide schools with a wealth of contemporary knowledge, unique insights, and identifying pathways forward.

Dave has guided schools and delivered innovative solutions across Australia and overseas working alongside executive leadership teams, boards, associations, and educational organisations. 

School and Board offerings:

  • Leading an adaptive culture development program.
  • Strategic narrative development for boards and leadership teams.
  • Professional development for executive teams and school staff.
  • Program facilitator.

To find out more, Book a discovery call with Dave:


Dave provided a one-day workshop for our team on leading an adaptive culture and the characteristics of adaptive schools. In a world of increasing change and volatility, leaders need to be innovative and agile in being able to adapt to deal with challenges and opportunities presented. The program provided the team with the opportunity to explore what is working and what is inhibiting change across our 60 schools and to refine the capacities we want to embed and integrate across our system.

I would recommend the workshop to other schools and systems.

Leadership & System Improvement, Catholic Schools Office

I just wanted to say that you are talking about all my favorite things! I love how you are bringing things into a coherent framework. 

I would recommend the workshop to other schools and systems.

Principal, St Mary's College 

Dave Runge

About Dave

With a passion for reimagining education, Dave works with educational organisations across Australia and internationally to build new systems and create innovative solutions. As the Co-Founder and Director of Future Schools, Dave collaborates closely with executive leadership teams, boards, associations, and educational organisations, providing invaluable guidance supporting educators to discover, design and implement innovative solutions.

Recognising the importance of systemic change, Dave focuses his efforts on change leadership. His expertise in change leadership, culture, and innovation has been instrumental in implementing successful change initiatives in diverse educational settings throughout Australia.

With a deep understanding of the education landscape and by fostering collaboration and facilitating the exchange of ideas, Dave empowers schools and educational leaders to evolve their practices, transform their learning environments, and create meaningful change within their settings.

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