A NYSED-funded Diversity Leadership Initiative Program
As part of a statewide effort to strengthen and diversify local leadership pipelines,
we are pleased to offer assistant principals or teacher leaders and their schools’
leadership teams a no-cost opportunity to participate in equity-focused leadership
Our theory of action is that diverse aspiring principals (assistant principals and
teacher leaders) need opportunities to lead equity-focused improvement work, address
equity challenges as new leaders, or develop community-based partnerships. This includes
developing inquiry, team-building, and communication skills. As part of these efforts,
participants will learn to navigate potential diversity challenges in the problems
they target or the relationship building work they will do. Each seminar series has
a different focus and opportunity for improvement work.
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE?
These seminar series are for assistant principals and teacher leaders who aspire for
leadership advancement and would benefit from one of the series as a means of leadership
development and readiness.
Participants are eligible to enroll in one of three seminar series, based on their
interest and priorities.
The program will accept 20-25 assistant principals or teacher leaders for each seminar
series and will be working with them as whole groups and in small, facilitated groups
throughout the series.
Each participant should have principal support for their participation and the engagement
of a team of 3-5 teachers and other staff for follow up work.
Priority will be given to the recruitment of diverse assistant principals/teachers
and/or schools with diverse teams.
WHAT IS THE EXPERIENCE?
Each seminar series consists of six virtual two-hour sessions, scheduled every three
weeks from September 29, 2023 to January 5, 2024. Each session will run from 9 to 11 am, in which assistant principals/teacher leaders
and their leadership teams will engage in direct learning, small group work and cross-school
work, working closely with a facilitator.