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Since 2009, Dr. Duffy has been making presentations to groups of international educators on the topic of change leadership. These invited presentations are sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and the American Councils for International Education in Washington, DC.

In 2011, Dr. Duffy designed and launched a new Change Leadership Academy at Gallaudet University in Washington, DC. The Academy delivers training to teams of educators from schools for the deaf about how to create and sustain transformational change.

In 2010, Dr. Duffy was appointed to serve on the Board of Directors for the Mansfield University Foundation.

Duffy is currently serving (2009-2012) on the Board of Directors for the Association for Educational Communications and Technology.

Duffy is serving on the Board of Directors for the Division for Systemic Change within the Association for Educational Communications and Technology.

In October, 2007, Dr. Duffy will be making a presentation at the annual conference of the Association for Educational Communication and Technology.

Dr. Duffy was a keynote speaker at the annual meeting of the Conference of Educational Administrators of Schools and Programs for the Deaf in Ellicott City, Maryland on May 6, 2007.

In March, 2007, Dr. Duffy became the Co-Director of the FutureMinds: Transforming American School Systems initiative launched by the Association for Educational Communication and Technology (AECT). Dr. Charles Reigeluth of Indiana University is the other co-director.

The national Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) has a Division of Systemic Change. Members of that division teach, write about, and facilitate systemic change in school systems and other organizations. Recently, Dr. Duffy was voted to become the next president-elect of that division.

The AECT is launching a new nationwide initiative to collaborate with selected state departments of education to help them transform selected school systems within their states. This initiative is called FutureMinds: Transforming American School Systems. Dr. Charles Reigeluth of Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, and Dr. Duffy will be co-directing that initiative.

Dr. Reigeluth has been using his Guidance System for Transforming Education (GSTE) to facilitate the transformation of the Metropolitan School District of Decatur Township in Indiana. Dr. Duffy's transformational change methodology is called Step-Up-To-Excellence (SUTE). Dr. Reigeluth and Dr. Duffy are blending methodologies to create a new hybrid methodology that they are calling the "The Duffy-Reigeluth School System Transformation (SST) Protocol." Dr. Reigeluth has been using elements of this new protocol in his work with the Decatur Township school system. They anticipate using the SST Protocol as part of the AECT FutureMinds initiative.