Virtual Leadership Academy

Take purposeful action for your students and school.

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New Leaders Is Your Trusted Resource
For Leadership Solutions.

Our Virtual Leadership Academy is a free training program for principals focused on adaptive leadership during this time of crisis.

This fall you’ll identify quick wins and take bold action to advance equity, and make your leadership more effective and sustainable.

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why join the Virtual Leadership Academy?

Reflect on the school year so far and create actionable plans for what comes next.

Proven Programming

adaptable for the realities of today, helps you focus on what matters most.

Ready-to-use Tools

support you to apply what you learn immediately in your school.

Choose the path that
best suits your needs.

Free and Flexible
Online Learning

Plan at your own pace,
based on your
needs and priorities.

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Collaborative Virtual Community

Supplement online learning with live problem-solving sessions led by expert coaches plus peer support.

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(*closed for fall 2020; check back for future dates)

Aspiring Principals and Emerging Leaders Alumni

Access the virtual Leadership Academy through the Alumni Hub. Once logged in, you can start the self-paced learning right away and sign up to problem-solve through a cohort experience with your fellow alumni.

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We're here to help.

We know your communities are counting on your steady, determined leadership.

We’re offering the New Leaders training and tools you need right now to guide your staff, students, and families through uncertain times with conviction and hope.

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Program Overview

Leading and Managing Change in the 2020-2021 School Year

Module 1

What’s Working, What’s Not:
Reflecting on Practice and the State of Your School Community

Module 2

Quick Wins and Bold Moves:
Planning for Equity and Improvement

Module 3

You Can’t Go It Alone:
Distributed Leadership to Scale Best Practices

[The VLA]was a powerful and well needed experience. Principals are using the tools and resources provided to plan opening conversations with their stakeholders, reframing the mission and vision as they prepare to lead through the pandemic, and they had the opportunity to reflect on their personal leadership.

– Fabayo, Deputy Superintendent


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