LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

Developing school leadership teams to close the achievement gap

Registration for the 2022 Leadership Academy Institute is now open

The Leadership Academy focuses on deepening participants’ understanding of how school leaders create an equitable education for children based on three core principles of what schools need:

  1. Systems, structures, and adult mindsets that align with the expectation that all students will achieve.
  2. A positive, relationships-based culture that fosters student belonging and is conducive to high levels of achievement.
  3. Instruction that centers on what (and which) students learned, with support to make high achievement possible.

The 6-day Leadership Academy Institute is grounded in a virtual cohort experience and is a mix of live virtual classes with the cohort, pre-recorded lessons, case studies, and independent exercises. Sessions are focused on change management, strategic planning, leading effective adult teams, managing a data-driven culture, and strengthening school culture. Leaders will grapple with content in small groups as well as assess and reflect on the current state of their school and their own personal leadership skills.

Leadership Academy participants will:

  • Create and execute a strategic plan with a focus on academic acceleration and strengthening school culture through an equity lens
  • Create a metrics and goal tracker used to progress monitor and course correct
  • Identify individual leadership development areas and create a plan to address growth areas

The Leadership Academy is designed for school leaders at all levels
(principal, assistant principal, dean, instructional coach, etc.)

Leadership Academy Institute Leadership Academy Plus Leadership Academy Bridge
Virtual Classroom Yes Yes Yes
Open to Participants from Any Location Yes Yes Chicago only
Length of Program 6 days 1 year 1 year
Cohort Forums No Yes Yes
Cohort Experience Yes Yes Yes
One-to-One Advisory No Yes Yes
How to Join Register Online Register Online Apply via Lead with CPS Common Application
Cost $1,750 $5,650 No cost

If you have any questions, please contact Erin Brooks, VP of Partnerships, here.

1. Leadership Academy Institute

  • The Institute is a 6-day mix of live virtual classes with the cohort, pre-recorded lessons, case studies, and independent exercises.
  • Sessions are focused on change management/strategic planning, leading effective adult teams, managing a data-driven culture, and strengthening school culture.
  • You will create and execute a strategic plan with a focus on academic acceleration and strengthening school culture; create a metrics and goal tracker used to progress monitor and course correct; identify individual leadership development areas and create a plan to address growth area.
  • Leadership Academy Institute is 30 professional development hours.

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2. Leadership Academy Plus

Leadership Academy Plus starts with the 6-day Leadership Academy Institute with sessions focused on change management/strategic planning, leading effective adult teams, managing a data-driven culture, and strengthening school culture. Participants will create Strategic Plans based on their role within the school and their individual strengths and areas of growth.

  • Forums: Ongoing professional learning, cohort problem solving, and continued progress monitoring and course correction of the participant’s Strategic Plan (6 per school year). Forums will take place monthly from November - April (exact times TBD). Forums will include 3.5 hours of content followed by 3 hours of group office hours or individual 1:1 problem solving with an advisor.
  • One-to-One Advisory: Individualized Advisory to support the participant’s work on a Leadership Development Plan and Strategic Plan throughout the year (3 per school year).
  • Microlearnings: Access to weekly 5-minute PD videos.

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3. Leadership Academy Bridge

Leadership Academy Bridge is a unique partnership with Chicago Public Schools and The Chicago Public Education Fund that works to support strong succession plans for Chicago Public Schools (district and charter) by preparing current assistant principals to move into principal positions in Chicago.

  • Includes 6-day Leadership Academy Institute (see above for details)
  • Forums: Ongoing professional learning, cohort problem solving, and continued progress monitoring and course correction of the participant’s Strategic Plan (6 per school year). Forums will take place monthly from November - April (exact times TBD). Forums will include 3.5 hours of content followed by 3 hours of group office hours or individual 1:1 problem solving with an advisor.
  • One-to-One Advisory: Individualized Advisory to support the participant’s work on their Leadership Development Plan and Strategic Plan throughout the year (3 per school year).
  • Triad Advisory: Succession planning support with the assistant principal, their principal, and an Accelerate Institute Advisor.
  • Microlearnings: Access to weekly 5-min PD videos.
  • Supports to ensure APs have met principal eligibility requirements for Chicago Public Schools.
  • Supports to find and transition into a school principal position within Chicago Public Schools.

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2022 Leadership Academy Institute

Fall 2022 Leadership Academy Institute starts in September and consists of 6 days of sessions running weekly:

Thursday, September 22nd
Friday, September 23rd
Thursday, September 29th
Thursday, October 6th
Thursday, October 13th
Thursday, October 20th

Exact times TBD; please mark the entire day off on your calendar

Leadership Academy Institute is 30 professional development hours.

If you have any questions, please contact Erin Brooks, VP of Partnerships, here.

Click here to enroll now

If you are CO EASI Participant, please click here.