Learners join principals from across the State on a learning journey of leadership for eight sessions. The focus is on the themes of intentionality, collaboration, courage and integrity, and coaching. Participants develop a vision for leading and learning, clearly outline their values and beliefs, learn how to give effective feedback and hold difficult conversations, develop a collaborative culture, focus on their own self-care and wellness, just to name a few topics. After each session, learners have a one on one coaching call to support their learning and to assist in solving problems specifically related to the leadership of a school.
Besides earning 90 SCHECH’s for participation and completion of the Leadership Matters course, participants could also apply for the Administrative Specialty Endorsement from MDE. It requires more extensive writing and development of each theme, but many participants have found it to be highly valuable and proudly share their endorsement on their vitae or resume’. No matter, ask anyone who has completed Leadership Matters and they will share one thing- it is a game changer!
If you exercise regularly, you know the importance of consistency, starting where you are, providing knowledge of skills and correct form, ensuring that you follow a program that doesn’t exhaust you, providing nutritious menus to fuel the body, and ensuring that a rest day is a part of your regimen. As leaders, we need to learn the best practice skills and strategies that will help us succeed! We need support, coaching, a clearly outlined program that will ensure our success! You have an opportunity to join a cohort of 24 principals who will be part of Leadership Matters Cohort X! Debbie McFalone and I as your co-facilitators hope you will Bring It! and join Leadership Matters Cohort X! What I am calling P90X for leaders!