Realize your school’s vision of academic success through a professional development program designed to expand your repertoire of management skills and deepen your sense of efficacy as a school leader
Principals play a critical role in ensuring excellence and equity in schools. They shape a vision of success; guide teaching and learning; and build capacity in teachers and other adults to improve student outcomes and provide high-quality educational opportunities for all learners. To achieve these goals, school leaders must leverage an extensive set of technical and adaptive skills that enable and accelerate teacher and student learning.
A Role Reimagined: Leadership Development for Principals is an intensive professional learning opportunity to help school leaders reflect on their practice, explore successful school improvement models, and learn research-based techniques to advance learning in classrooms. Working within a cohort model with the support of HGSE faculty and expert practitioners, this program will provide the space and connections needed to reflect on the lessons of this past year and prepare a new vision for the year ahead.
Specific topics explored in this program will include:
- Adaptive leadership and school leadership strategy
- School culture
- Equity and social justice
- Social and emotional learning
- Instructional leadership
During this professional development program, you will reflect on your practice as you explore successful school improvement models and learn research-based techniques that will make you a more effective manager of innovation and change. This learning experience features a mix of asynchronous learning and synchronous sessions. Each day, you will gather together online for three hours of live sessions with faculty and facilitators to apply your learning in practice, test ideas and problem solve, and hone your leadership skills. Through plenary sessions, facilitated group discussions, and personal reflection, this program prepares you to transform your school’s learning landscape and generate better outcomes for all students.
- Apply research and best practices to refine your school improvement approach
- Deepen your understanding of adult learning and become a more skilled developer of teacher talent
- Learn approaches to shaping a school culture that supports learning for all
- Develop more sophisticated techniques for managing innovation and change
Who Should Participate
Participants in this program will reflect on and apply their learning in facilitated groups made up of peers with similar levels of experience. As such, we encourage applications from the following individuals:
- Principals or school leaders with five or fewer years of experience in their roles (including assistant principals, teacher leaders, instructional leaders, and curriculum specialists)
- Experienced principals, heads of school, assistant principals, assistant heads of school, and department heads with more than five years of leadership experience