Coach Development

Leadership coaching helps education leaders take on adaptive challenges that require shifts in mindset and behavior, like addressing inequities in schools, and keeps leaders in their jobs longer and making progress. The most powerful coaches help leaders transform their professional practice ...

Aspiring Principals Program

NYC Leadership Academy’s flagship, research- and standards-based aspiring principals program is a national model for building leadership pipelines. To help aspiring leaders develop the skills they need to be effective principals who foster educational equity, the program takes an experiential learning approach, with a ...

Professional Learning for Teacher Leaders and Assistant Principals

The NYC Leadership Academy’s professional learning series for teacher leaders and assistant principals focuses on helping them deepen their leadership skills, particularly in instruction, while receiving real-time feedback and the opportunity to practice situational problem-solving. The series consists of up ...

Mentor Training and Online Modules

Mentors play a critical role in developing aspiring principals’ capacity to lead schools toward positive change. An effective mentor principal exposes aspiring principals to all aspects of leading a school, from organizing instructional improvement efforts, to managing and maximizing school ...

Leadership Standards Development

Clear, actionable, and research-based leadership standards set the foundation for any sound professional learning opportunity for education leaders. They outline the skills, knowledge, and mindset that research has found are essential for school and school system leaders to effectively lead ...

New Principal Institute

An intensive 3-day workshop delivered in your district or system where new and early career principals develop a 90-day entry plan that enables them to hit the ground running when school starts. Principals participating in the New Principal Institute will: ...

Sharpening Your Equity Lens: A Professional Learning Series for School and District Leaders

A workshop series with four days of flexible content delivered in your district or system that builds the capacity of district/network and school leaders to identify, confront and address the inequities in our schools.   The foundation for this program is ...

Leading Professional Learning That Sticks

An intensive two-and-a-half-day workshop that provides opportunities to understand our facilitation methodologies while practicing facilitating curriculum and receiving feedback from peers. Leadership Academy trained facilitators don’t simply communicate information — they facilitate learning. This means that they constantly assess and ...

Coaching for Equitable Practice

A two-day workshop where participants develop coaching strategies that deepen their ability to help school and system leaders name, reflect on, and take action to pursue racial equity.  Now more than ever, conversations about race generate more heat than light. This ...

Sustaining Reflective Practice

This virtual one-on-one coaching support program provides a private collaborative space for leadership coaches to improve their skills with the help of a Leadership Academy master coach. The program strengthens participants’ habits of reflective practice and hones their ability to ...

Foundations of Principal Supervision

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 73 principal supervisors working ...

Equity Simulations

Racial and cultural equity are difficult to achieve in schools. NYCLA’s Equity Sims engage educational leaders in reflection and decision-making through interactive, video-based scenarios related to issues of racial equity in schools. The Equity Sims are a flexible professional learning ...

School Leader Coaching

We have coached more than 2,100 principals in New York, Rhode Island, Iowa, Pennsylvania, and Nevada. Our experienced coaches provide in-person and virtual coaching that supports principal performance and leadership growth for school leaders at different stages, including early-career principals, ...

Executive Coaching

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 Simulated School: Authentic Challenges and Real Decision-Making

The Simulated School is a proven, flexible resource that provides the content for a year-long professional learning program for aspiring, new, and veteran principals. The school leadership experience is brought to life through role plays and activities like analyzing data ...

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