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Advanced Leadership Development Institute for Early Career Superintendents

CAPSS/UCONN Department of Educational Leadership

Each session 9:30am -11:45am — in-person at CAPSS unless it is necessary to use Zoom

Thursday, August 13
Wednesday, September 23

Thursday, October 22
Friday, November 20
Wednesday, December 16

Friday, January 29, 2021
Friday, February 26, 2021
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Friday, April 23, 2021
Friday, May 21, 2021
June TBD

This Institute is part of an ongoing partnership between CAPSS and the Department of Educational Leadership in the Neag School of Education at UCONN.

Professional learning for superintendents is often poorly organized, challenging to provide, and essential for developing and extending leadership capacity for continuous district improvement. Superintendent learning flourishes when there is a purposeful professional learning community with a clear focus on actual problems of practice and a network structure that both honors the experiences and contexts of participants while also grounded in theoretical frameworks that are derived from applied research and best practices in district leadership.

The Institute is intended to develop a networked-community of practice for early career superintendents (generally superintendents in their first and second year in the position of superintendent).  Participants will be expected to commit to active participation in each session and to be willing to both share their evolving district leadership theories of action and to share timely district leadership problems of practice which will become the primary content of the Institute sessions.  Key themes and discussion topics will also be identified with the group for each session.

This Institute is intended for superintendents new to the position of superintendent and also superintendents in their first and second year in the position of superintendent.  CAPSS will invite “new” superintendents to participate as soon as possible after the appointment of the superintendent.

Institute Facilitators:

Robert Villanova, Faculty Member and Director of the Executive Leadership Program, Department of Educational Leadership, Neag School of Education

Diane Ullman, Professor of Practice, Department of Educational Leadership, Neag School of Education and Director of the Advanced Instructional Leadership Program, a collaboration between UCONN and the Queen Rania Teacher Academy in Amman, Jordan