School system leaders are responsible for setting expectations and policies, holding school leaders accountable, and bringing together the stakeholders who determine whether every child has access to the resources and opportunities they need to thrive. We partner with school boards, superintendents, system leaders who supervise principals, and other district leadership to help develop educational equity. In our principal supervisor program alone, over five years, we have developed 92 principal supervisors working across 36 districts in 20 states, who collectively reach close to 1,000 principals and nearly 500,000 students.
Understand your role in developing and implementing policies, including equity policies.
Acquire the tools to make the shift from principal or district leader to superintendent.
Support school leaders in ways that enable them to lead teachers to improve student learning.
Develop innovative approaches to bringing a consistent equity lens to school and district leadership to transform schools.
School and district leadership can work together to find power in numbers.
Want to better coach your leadership team on equity? Are you a new principal getting ready for the first day? We offer intensive, hands-on learning for any school leader.
Foundations of Principal Supervision is a 10-month blended learning program that builds the leadership skills of new and experienced district leaders who supervise and support principals. When you join this program, you join a community of 92 principal supervisors working across 36 districts in 20 states, who collectively reach close to 1,000 principals and nearly 500,000 students.
The next session begins July 20, 2020
The program includes four primary learning components:
Foundations of Principal Supervision unpacks the role and impact of the principal supervisor and focuses on required skills and competencies including instructional leadership; coaching and supervision (and balancing the two to develop principals); leading for equity and access; and data analysis to support planning, decision making, and feedback. Participants practice and refine these skills in authentic simulations and receive feedback from facilitators and peers. They work with real data and data visualizations from their districts, giving them practical hands-on experience that reflect the challenges they will encounter on the job and the opportunity to prepare actionable plans for the upcoming school year.
The learning experience is intimate and varied. Participants learn from large and small group discussion, problems of practice, case studies, learning walks, school visits, virtual sharing and collaboration, and individual coaching.
Cohorts typically range in size from 20 to 30 participants. Each cohort is guided by two facilitators (both former district leaders) who are joined by subject matter experts in specific skill/competency areas as well as sitting superintendents and other district leaders.
July 20, 2020 -- summer institute begins
District leaders who supervise and support principals
Executive coaching provides system-level leaders with structured opportunities to receive objective
feedback, reflect on their leadership and the challenges before them, and work toward concrete personal and
professional goals to ensure lasting change. Our databased approach includes the administration of the
Leadership Circle Profile, a 360-degree assessment, to ensure our coaching is focused on what matters most
and will garner faster results. The 360-degree data drives the coaching plans we co-develop with leaders and focuses on systems-thinking and one of four high leverage areas: mobilizing others; managing ambiguity and dynamic tensions; continuous improvement of system, team and self; and maximizing resources to advance equity and excellence.
Based on your schedule
$4,250 per person for a 15-hour package, with group discounts and larger packages available
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