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Leadership Professional Learning

  • DEVELOP leadership to drive change at the classroom, school, and district levels
  • PROVIDE leaders at all levels with targeted guidance to help them understand their important daily role in supporting learning
  • DISCOVER leadership practices that support the implementation of effective instructional practices
  • LEARN techniques for resolving issues and ensuring staff are on the same page

Our On-Site Professional Learning for Education Leaders

Whether you want to rely on user-friendly resources; research-based professional development for principals, administrators, or other school leaders; or a customized combination of both, our leadership experts and authors will help you build strong leadership skills across your school or district and ensure the success of both staff and students.

Where are you on your professional learning journey?

Your Goal

Building Your Skills

One‑Day Services


Empower your leadership team by scheduling a dynamic keynote with one of our experts. Participants will gain best practices, practical strategies, and forward-thinking approaches for supporting staff, driving school improvement efforts, and increasing student achievement.

Mapping Professional Practice: A framework to support teacher growth

Instructional frameworks create shared expectations in key areas of practice. In this hands-on session, you’ll identify key components of crafting an instructional framework and articulate levels of fluency, from beginning to exemplary.

Participants will:

  • Understand how instructional frameworks differ from traditional rubrics in purpose, structure, and distinctions between levels of fluency
  • Identify an instructional practice for teacher growth, narrow down the focus, identify its key components, and articulate levels of fluency for each key component
  • Anticipate and avoid the common pitfalls of developing frameworks

Participants will receive reproducible “train the trainer” resources to guide others through the process.

Mapping Professional Practice

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The Language of Possibilities

This one-day professional learning opportunity will dive deep into how the language educators use to describe students or colleagues can affect the human brain. During this impactful session, you will learn how to recognize limiting language and how to replace negative words with the positive language of possibilities.

  • Learn to recognize limiting language and how it can affect learning expectations for students.
  • Discover language that supports your staff in redefining learning expectations for students.
  • Improve collaborative culture across your school district by understanding how language can influence educators’ relationships with one another.

All Other Duties as Assigned—Leveraging the Best You

In this dynamic professional development experience for assistant principals, you will learn, apply, and refine key transformational ingredients for student and school success. Focus on developing your leadership capacity to make a difference in your relationships with students, staff, and families.

  • Embrace the critical nature of the assistant principal’s role as prime and pivotal in student success and school improvement.
  • Learn key strategies to build agency, foster empowerment, and enhance performance in students, colleagues, and, most of all, yourself.

All Other Duties as Assigned

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Your Goal

Deepening Your Skills

Two‑to‑Four‑Day Services

Now We're Talking!

Daily classroom visits can lead to significant improvements in teaching and learning. By regularly observing classrooms, K–12 instructional leaders can make informed operational and instructional decisions that foster rich relationships with teachers, improve professional practices, reduce stress, and increase student learning. Through this training, participants will acquire a 21-day action plan for improved instructional leadership, which has been used by more than 10,000 educators in more than 50 countries.

Now We’re Talking!

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Take Time for You: Self-Care for Educators

Utilizing a research-based framework for self-care, Dr. Tina H. Boogren will help educators at all levels discover a clear path to well-being.

  • Understand the foundational research and theory on motivation and inspiration.
  • Discover how to create a culture in schools and classrooms that awakens both teachers and students to new possibilities and excitement.
  • Explore strategies and recommendations related to Maslow’s hierarchy of needs—(1) physiological, (2) safety, (3) belonging, (4) esteem, (5) self-actualization, and (6) transcendence.
  • Design self-care plans that can be used by an individual or as a model for an entire faculty.

Take Time for You

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Empowering Women for School Leadership

The impact of high-quality school leadership is second only to teaching. While a majority of educators are women, they remain underrepresented in school leadership. Support women leaders on their journey to discover their personal leadership identity and engage in opportunities to learn, grow, and lead within their school communities.

  • Examine the need for women in leadership positions at schools and districts.
  • Consider your own leadership identity and learn where to make adjustments.

Step In, Step Up

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Building Great School Counselor–Administrator Teams

Accelerate the impact school administrators and guidance counselors have on school improvement, student behavior, and mental health.

  • Navigate the evolving roles of school counselors and administrators to build high-performing teams through a group decision-making model.
  • Discover implementation strategies for utilizing brief solution-focused techniques for behavior management.

Building Great School Counselor–Administrator Teams

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Swimming in the Deep End: What Does It Take?

No matter what role you play in a school or district, you want to make a difference.

  • Improve the communication and rollouts of new initiatives with skills to help you avoid preventable mistakes.
  • Develop a toolkit for how to manage resistance when change gets messy.

Swimming in the Deep End

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Supporting the Whole Child Through Reflective School Leadership

By reenergizing your commitment to ongoing leadership development and engaging “both/and” rather than “either/or” thinking for numerous decisions, we can transform schools so students flourish academically while also meeting their social and emotional learning needs.

  • Study the 12 lenses of school leadership—core educational leadership responsibilities that are essential for leading whole-child schools.
  • Overcome biases and balance student and adult needs by developing leadership skills and emotional intelligence.

Holistic Leadership, Thriving Schools

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Your Goal

Sustaining Your Skills

Multi‑Day Services

Customized Services

With your goals and challenges in mind, we’ll develop a learning plan custom-made for your leadership team. Based on your unique needs, our experts will provide targeted training sessions—either face-to-face, virtually, or a combination of both—that deliver foundational knowledge, real-world solutions, and next steps for strengthening your organization’s approach to teaching and learning.

Global PD

An award-winning professional learning solution, Global PD provides high-quality training for leadership to ensure a creative, productive school culture. For instance, with the HEART! video playlist, you’ll reconnect to the passion and energy you felt when you first chose to become part of the education profession. Use the HEART! playlist to:

  •  Understand how to use collaborative problem-solving to improve student success
  • Gain tangible and simple examples of how leaders can celebrate team accomplishments
  • Embrace the concept of constant improvement

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