Professional learning to build the next generation of school leaders

School leaders must be effective people managers, instructional leaders, and culture creators who are also well-versed in crisis and change management. However, far too often as leaders move from teachers to assistant principals and assistant principals to principals, they are not given the management skills and tools they need to be successful – and increase student success.

The content and support Accelerate Members receive are specifically designed to address common problems faced by individuals or teams who are new to their roles. Being an Accelerate Member allows you to quickly level up leadership and management skills for you and your team, with tools and techniques you can implement tomorrow.

For only $249 per person, Accelerate Members have:

  • A customized learning plan that helps develop the right skills to address your most pressing problems
  • Content which utilizes an on-demand course design to fit your schedule
  • Individualized coaching to enhance application and deepen learning

SAVE 20% right now if you sign up a group of 5 or more.


Check out the course content

  • Pathway 1:
    Powerful tools to help you prioritize and achieve your goals
    • How Leaders Achieve More by Doing Less
    • Mastering the Art of Prioritization
    • How Leaders Keep the Urgent from Eclipsing the Important
    • Find time to Get it all Done
    • Shared Responsibility: Whose Job is it Anyway?
    • What You Say No to is as Important as What You Say Yes To
  • Pathway 2:
    Communication tactics to increase clarity across your team
    • Leading with Your Why
    • How to Talk so People will Listen
    • Stop the Telephone Game
    • Chief Reminding Officer
    • How to Fix a Toxic Culture
    • What’s the State of your School?
  • Pathway 3:
    Proven methods to recruit, hire, and onboard high performing team members
    • Get the Right Team on the Field
    • Top Talent Treasure Hunt
    • 5 Steps to Hire Like a Pro
    • Welcome Aboard
  • Pathway 4:
    Strategies to build a strong staff culture
    • Your Solution for Team Misalignment
    • The Trick to Develop People Faster
    • 4 Steps to Give Behavior Changing Feedback
    • The Power of Positive Leadership

"PD sessions don’t need to be long to be meaty and powerful"

-Sarah Lewis, Washington, DC

“The modules have helped to provide relevant solutions that can be implemented immediately.”

– LaKeshia Cook, San Antonio, TX

On Demand PD is eliminating the biggest barriers of traditional leadership PD - Time, Money and Travel while still giving me access to high-quality PD.” 

– Nicholas Ditto, Fort Worth, TX

The way schools should operate when they are serious about closing the opportunity gap. The course reveals the information you don't learn in grad school on how to execute in the field.

– Accelerate Member

Meet your facilitators

Velia Soto

Velia Soto
Senior Director of Curriculum and Assessment


Erica Eichleay

Erica Eichleay
Director of Curriculum and Assessment


Erin Slack Senior Director of Curriculum and Assessment

Erin Gilmore
Senior Director of Curriculum and Assessment


Keelin Philippe

Keelin Philippe
Senior Director of Professional Learning


Dr. Catherine Burns
Chief Academic Officer
Accelerate Institute

Dr. Catherine Burns
President and Chief Academic Officer


SAVE 20% right now if you sign up a group of 5 or more.


How much does it cost? Accelerate Membership is affordably priced at just $249 for a full year of access.

Who are the instructors? Click here.

What are the courses? Click here.

How long is my membership? 1 year.

What technology do I need? You can use your mobile device or your computer.

Do I receive PD hours I can apply to my credential review? Yes, you have access to downloadable transcripts that can be applied to your credential renewal and certificates of completion for each pathway.

How would I use this on my resume? You receive certificates of completion for each leadership pathway you complete.

Looking for more information?

Click below to connect with Erin Brooks, VP of Partnerships