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Kellogg School of Management

Building Leadership Capacity: Foundations for Strong Schools

Available dates

Jul 15—16, 2020
2 days
Chicago, Illinois, United States
USD 1150
USD 575 per day


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About the course

Sustainable Frameworks for Organizational Success Behind each successful school there are dynamic school leaders. The next level in your school’s organizational development comes from building strong and sustainable systems, processes and culture to ensure the school’s ongoing success. Participants will walk away with an array of frameworks and strategies for implementing sustainable leadership practices to impact the organizational health of their schools.

Through a mix of research-based strategies and proven techniques, you will learn to retain and nurture talent, move toward a distributed leadership model and harness the power of partnerships within and outside your school. Designed for principals, heads of school, lead teachers and administrators, and other education leaders, this program will help you elevate your leadership and organizational capacity.

Key Benefits

  • Develop tools to increase the leadership capacity at your school
  • Manage school talent to meet the ever evolving needs of your school community
  • Learn new methods for developing a team that can help to achieve the vision and mission of your school

Program Content

Program content will be selected from the topics including listed here. Content for Summer 2019 will be finalized by October of 2018.

  • Creating a culture of feedback
  • Distributive leadership
  • Leading through change
  • Partnerships
  • Retaining and nurturing talent
  • Social networks and capital
  • Strategy implementation
  • Team building
  • Volunteer management

Who should attend

  • Superintendents, Heads of Schools, Deans, Principals, Assistant/Associate Principals, Lead Teachers
  • School Senior Leadership Teams (special pricing available for teams of participants)
  • Board members

Trust the experts

Bernard (Bernie) Banks

Bernard (Bernie) Banks is a noted expert on the subjects of leadership and organizational change. Currently, he is the Associate Dean for Leadership Development and a Clinical Professor of Management at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. As an Associate Dean, Bernie possesses...


Robert Hughes

Bob comes to Kellogg having served with distinction in the United States Army, most recently as the Chief of Force Management and Integration at the Department of the Army, Washington D.C. In that role, Colonel Hughes oversaw the planning and cross-functional integration of complex organizational...


James Spillane

James P. Spillane is the Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Professor in Learning and Organizational Change at the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University. He is also professor of Human Development and Social Policy, professor of Learning Sciences, professor of Management and Org...


Gail Berger Darlow

Gail Berger is an Assistant Professor of Instruction at the McCormick School of Engineering and Assistant Professor of Executive Education (Courtesy) at the Kellogg School of Management. She brings academic and professional experience in the areas of conflict resolution, leadership development, s...


Amy Stewart Smith

Amy Stewart Smith - Academic Director; Director of Nonprofit Executive Programs


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