Upcoming Principals’ Center Programs Focus On Leadership
CAMBRIDGE, MA—The Principals’ Center at the Harvard Graduate School of Education is pleased to announce it is now accepting applications for its summer premiere series of leadership development programs designed for K-12 leaders, taking place summer 2013. All programs feature discussions with HGSE faculty and experts in the field, (small group breakout sessions, and the ability for attendees to leave with an action plan fleshed out specifically for their institution.) Each program aims to reach a particular audience offering distinct curriculums discussing strategies relevant to attendees at different stages of their professional careers. Whether you're just getting started and finding your way, honing a well-developed mission, or trying to scale efforts that have proven successful, there is a program that is built to support you and your districts goals.
NEW AND ASPIRING SCHOOL LEADERS
March 3–6 or November 17–20, 2013
For leaders who have yet to enter the principalship or are in their first or second year as principals, managing the array of responsibilities that come with the position is a major challenge. This program guides attendees through a comprehensive look at all the areas they oversee and tactics for everything from crafting broad school-wide goals to insuring individual student and teacher satisfaction and accomplishment. Examine the position from all sides, the program will offer a thorough exploration of how to launch a fulfilling and successful career.
SCHOOL TURNAROUND LEADERS
June 3–7, 2013
Designed for district and school leaders, as individuals or in teams, looking to develop or advance their practice in turning around under-performing schools. Teams composed of school-level leaders together and one or more district-level leaders are encouraged. Participants will learn how to create an accelerated timeline and develop learning environments that successfully impact student outcomes, drive a fundamental shift in school culture and instructional practice that results in early gains and ongoing high performance.
IMPROVING SCHOOLS: THE ART OF LEADERSHIP
June 23–29, 2013
Focused on school leaders at the early stages of their roles, this program helps attendees lay a strong foundation for the future emphasizing how to expand leadership skills and enhance student learning. Through a holistic approach to the challenges of leadership, it provides strategies to achieve a balance between tackling the many issues faced: from adapting to change to fostering a productive school culture to finding a vision that will guide the school for years to come.
LEADERSHIP: AN EVOLVING VISION
July 7–13, 2013
Designed for the more seasoned school leader aiming to build upon present success, this program provides the opportunity for individuals to reflect on their work, refine their management skills, and identify the areas they would like to develop further. Attendees will sharpen methods to tackle private and public partnerships, experiment with new techniques for implementing sustainable change, and create a concrete plan for what's next.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR URBAN SCHOOL LEADERS
July 14–19, 2013
This program takes a look at the specific hurdles faced by leaders in urban school districts and presents equally nuanced strategies to addressing these challenges. By examining research-based techniques, exploring the role of race, class, and culture in the classroom, and growing effective practices that enable academic growth and close the achievement gap, attendees will leave with a singular blueprint for ways to improve their school.
For more than 40 years, the Harvard Graduate School of Education has offered professional programs for educational leaders. We are committed to offering programs that make a difference—in the lives of students, in the work of institutions and in the practice of educators. Professional Education at the HGSE achieves its mission in three principal ways: professional education programs, capacity-building projects and services and research-based initiatives.