Those who are able to inspire will create a following of people…who act for the good of the whole not because they have to, but because they want to.
-Simon Sinek, Start With Why

N2 Learning’s Executive Leadership Institute (ELI) is designed to build the capacity of district executive leaders for system-wide improvements in teaching and learning, and a network for peer and professional support, collaboration, and learning. It provides a systematic approach to bridge the personal leadership qualities that were key in past successes to being strategic and successful in one’s current role.

FAQs

What is the Executive Leadership Institute (ELI)?

N2 Learning’s (N2) Executive Leadership Institute (ELI) is designed to build the capacity of district executive leaders for system-wide improvements in teaching and learning. Research shows that districts do not generally see districtwide improvement in teaching and learning without substantial central office leadership engagement to help build campus capacity.

School district administrators routinely attempt to reform themselves by restructuring formal reporting relationships within central office hierarchies, adding or removing units, or revising their standard operating procedures. While structural changes can be helpful, a transformation strategy is fundamentally about remaking what the people in central offices do; their daily work and relationships with schools.

ELI provides a systematic approach to bridge the personal leadership qualities that were key in past successes to being strategic and successful in central office leadership roles.

How many sessions are included and what are the topics?

3, 2-day sessions. (See dates and location.)

Session 1: Purposeful Leadership
Participants will explore the principles of strategic leadership to identify and address their leadership gaps in order to ensure student success. The role of central office leadership requires intentional efforts to develop and support the capacity of people for learning improvements at the campus level. This requires shifting the focus from delivering services and attending to a set of discrete tasks to working with colleagues for design thinking. Executive leaders will identify explicit stewardship practices that support central office transformation to cause improvements in teaching and learning. Leaders must help schools understand the district’s agenda, its connection between cumulative district work, and individual campus work.
Session 2: Learner-Focused Partnerships
District executive leaders have a vital role to play in developing systems of support for districtwide teaching and learning improvement. Strengthening principals’ instructional leadership is a key lever for this improvement. High-performance depends not only on formal structures, but also on the fundamental practice of people; how central office administrators understand, coach, and support campus administrators in teaching and learning improvement, adjusting to evaluation systems (TTESS and TPESS), and navigating the challenges of ever-changing accountability systems.
Session 3: A Call To Action
Participants will create a personal roadmap for success by analyzing and ensuring alignment between district and campus plans.

Who Should Attend?

Central office leaders.

Who will facilitate?

N2 Senior Associates Betty Burks and Linda Mora, Ph.D. have carefully designed each session and will serve as co-facilitators.

What is the cost?

$2,750 per person; includes 3, 2-day sessions (Register Now)

  • Day 1 – Beverage Station, Continental Breakfast, Lunch, Snack, Reception, Dinner
  • Day 2 – Beverage Station, Breakfast Buffet, Lunch

Dates & Location

2018-2019 Cohort

Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown
500 N Interstate Hwy 35, Austin, TX 78701

  • November 8-9, 2018
  • February 26-27, 2019
  • April 23-24, 2019

Registration

Deadline: Septebmer 28, 2018

ELI is sponsored by DLR Group. Thank you for your support!