Tuition: $4,500 per person
Priority Application Deadline: May 26, 2017
Early application, in advance of the priority deadline, is strongly recommended. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Joseph Blatt and Ebony Bridwell-Mitchell discuss Leadership: An Evolving Vision
Strengthen your leadership and management skills and revitalize your personal vision of leadership. Learn new methods for improving individual, group and organizational performance.
Leadership: An Evolving Vision provides experienced school leaders with an opportunity to reflect, learn and stretch — and so to strengthen — the leadership skills needed to address key challenges and raise student achievement. Participants work with Harvard faculty and experts on school leadership and education reform to examine effective strategies for building successful schools. You will return to your school revitalized and prepared to tackle your leadership challenges.
The program includes a unique opportunity to interact with and learn from colleagues from across the United States and around the world. Through plenary sessions, expertly facilitated group discussions and personal reflection, you will connect theory to practice — and develop a customized improvement agenda for yourself and your organization.
"I have found myself with an expanded support structure that makes me believe I can truly make a difference. With the help of my friends, the use of the incredible information presented over the course of the week, a laser focus on kids, a defined and calculated strategy, and a critical eye on the culture of our learning environment, I am prepared to continue the work of leading, loving, and tirelessly championing…”- Bradford Hubbard - Principal, Antioch Community High School
"I'm still processing all of the insight, knowledge, and skill I gained from Leadership: An Evolving Vision. What I do know is that I will be a different and more effective principal this coming year. How could I not be? After this program, I'm not the same person I was before.” - Deborah L. Rapport, Interim Principal, Beth Tfiloh Dahan High School
Joseph Blatt is senior lecturer on education and the director of the Technology, Innovation and Education Program at HGSE. Blatt’s work focuses on the effects of media content and technology on development, learning and civic behavior. He has created television series and websites for many types of learning environments, and he is now helping to renew the historic relationship between HGSE and Sesame Workshop.
Ebony N. Bridwell-Mitchell, assistant professor of education, HGSE
Elizabeth City, director of the doctor of leadership program (Ed.L.D.) and lecturer on education, HGSE
Christopher Dede, Timothy E. Wirth Professor in Learning Technologies, HGSE
Howard Gardner, The John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education, HGSE, and adjunct professor of Psychology, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
James Honan, senior lecturer on education, HGSE
Thomas Kane, Walter H. Gale Professor of Education and Economics, HGSE
Robert Kegan, The William and Miriam Meehan Professor in Adult Learning and Professional Development, HGSE
Katherine Merseth, senior lecturer on education, HGSE
Jal Mehta, associate professor of education, HGSE
Jon Mundorf, teacher, P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School, University of Florida
Admission to Leadership: An Evolving Vision is competitive; we regret that we are unable to accommodate all applicants. To maximize the learning experience, the program aims to bring together as diverse a group as possible. As the program fills quickly, early application is encouraged.
You will be asked to provide your personal profile and institutional information.
You will be asked to respond to the following questions:
Explain how participation in the program will benefit your work and describe one or more significant challenges you would like to explore during the program. (250 word limit)
In what ways do you expect your particular skills, experience and perspective to contribute to group discussions? (250 word limit)
You will be asked to upload your resume or curriculum vitae (CV) as a single PDF document. Please ensure that the document lists the following elements of your professional and educational background in reverse-chronological order, beginning with your most recent activities.
For each position you have held, include:
For each educational institution you have attended, include:
Identify Your Team Coordinator
The comprehensive tuition includes all instructional materials and refreshments. Participants receive a certificate of participation and a letter confirming clock hours of instruction.
Payment or a purchase order must be received within thirty days of program acceptance and prior to the program start. Participants are responsible for their own travel expenses. While a purchase order confirms a reservation, an outstanding balance is maintained until payment is rendered.
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