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School Leadership Programs

PRINCIPALS, ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS, AND OTHER SCHOOL LEADERS seeking to make a greater impact can choose from programs designed to strengthen leadership skills. New school leaders and veterans alike will find inspiration from peers facing similar challenges, develop practical solutions, and build supportive networks.

No other professional development provides access to the teaching, research, and faculty of the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The strategies you will learn here are backed by rigorous research and practice. Our faculty have been on the front lines of education and are deeply connected to real issues in the field, actively working to improve lives worldwide.

Our programs will not only let you recharge and connect with like-minded individuals who face issues similar to yours, they will show you how to apply what you learn directly to your work for years to come.

Upcoming Programs

New and Aspiring School Leaders: Spring Session | March 20 – 23, 2016 
» A program from The Principals' Center 
Aspiring principals and those in their first or second year examine the challenges of leadership from the ground up, clarifying their vision of an effective school and their role in leading it.

Making Caring Common: Cultivating Kindness and Preventing Bullying in Schools | April 27 – 29, 2016
Discover strategies and processes to promote positive school culture, develop students’ social-emotional and ethical strengths, and address challenging student behaviors such as bullying.

Learning Environments for Tomorrow | May 17 – 19, 2016 
Understand best practices in teaching, learning, and space design, and develop a prototype for school redesign that supports learning in the 21st century.

Think Tank on Global Education | May 18 – 20, 2016
Global education is increasingly important in our interconnected world. Learn how you can help students develop intercultural awareness, knowledge of global issues, and multilingualism.

Improving Schools: The Art of Leadership | June 26 – July 2, 2016
» A program from The Principals' Center
Explore successful models for school improvement and learn how to manage change and implement curriculum innovation in this program for school leaders with five or fewer years of experience.

Closing the Achievement Gap: Strategies for Excellence with Equity | June 27 – July 1, 2016
Learn how to raise achievement levels for all students — while narrowing the gaps between groups — by increasing teacher, student and family engagement.

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