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Principal Leadership Institute

2022-23 Principal Leadership Institute

The Principal Leadership Institute is a one-year program focusing on distributive leadership, where principal participants will work alongside exemplary principals using a coaching framework. The program framework will be job-embedded and will include actionable leadership seminars, monthly workshops, site visits and coaching sessions with principal coaches (in virtual and in-person environments (to be mutually determined between principal participants and coaches)). The philosophy of this model builds in high levels of support for leaders (via principal coaches) throughout the program to sustain and integrate the skills and behaviors learned throughout the seminar.

Theory of Action

IF principals can build systems that create a sense of collective teacher efficacy and a culture and climate that empowers, THEN teacher retention and satisfaction will increase, and this will have a positive impact on student learning outcomes.

Principal participants will achieve learning outcomes around increased teacher collective efficacy and positive culture and climate in schools via six (6) Key Leverage Points:

  • Understand Leadership Identity
  • Incorporate Distributive Leadership Practices
  • Establish Trust in Schools
  • Build Teacher Capacity
  • Create Collaborative Groups
  • Optimize Systems and Structures to Empower Teachers and Staff

Click here to watch a short video highlighting 2020-21 PLI principals!

Principal Leadership Institute Timeline for 2022-23



September 22-23, 2022      

Principal Leadership Institute - Leadership Blueprint (two in-person full-day sessions)

October 2022 through
May 2023   








Monthly Distributive Leadership Seminars* (via Zoom)

  • Seminar includes 90-minute Distributive Leadership content with parallel pedagogical framework, immediately followed by
  • 60-minute breakout sessions with principal coach to set actionable goals based on content learned

*Monthly Distributive Leadership Seminar Topics:

  • Leadership Identity: Who Am I and How Do I Lead with My Strengths
  • The Power of Relationships and Its Impact on Culture and Climate
  • The Six Elements of Distributive Leadership
  • Exploring Your Role as a Leader to Develop the Capacity of Others to Lead
  • Developing Healthy, High-Functioning and Collaborative Teams
  • Deepening Trust Through Creating Feedback Loops
  • Building Capacity and Sustainability for Collaborative Teams
  • Embracing Adaptive Changes and Working with Unmanageable Problems

October 2022 through
May 2023



Monthly Coaching Sessions with Assigned Principal Coach and Participating Principals

  • 60-minute coaching session dates and times to be determined by principal coach and principal participant
  • Site visits and/or virtual visits to participating exemplary schools to see examples of distributive leadership in action
  • Coaching sessions to apply Distributive Leadership practices
  • Analyzing your school's Perception Surveys to see growths or shifts in practice

June 9, 2023

Principal Leadership Institute Culminating Celebration (in-person (location TBD))

  *October 14 seminar will be in-person (location TBD)

If you'd like additional information regarding the 2022-23 Principal Leadership Institute, please email Educator Development.


Please contact Educator Development for additional information.