Below are the 2017-18 Center for Executive Education Leadership offerings for principals.  Please scroll down for session descriptions and registration links.

There is no prerequisite for attending any of these sessions.  Principals are invited to register for Year Two sessions regardless of their completion of Year One sessions.


Year One


October 4, 2017
Creating a Culture for Success Through Instructional Leadership

Two of the most misunderstood concepts of school leadership are “culture” and “instructional leadership.” Yet both are crucial to the success of any school and are highly interrelated. Attend this hands-on session to define a positive school culture, and examine and apply research and best practices for building a positive school culture in your setting. Concurrently as culture builds in your school, learn what it means and what it looks like to walk the talk of instructional leadership every day.

January 31, 2018
Develop the Resilience You Need to Succeed

The demanding job of the Principal can sometimes lead to feelings of exhaustion, mentally and physically, creating difficulty in maintaining the enthusiasm needed for leadership.  In this session, participants will gain understanding of the five factors of personal resilience, their own personal score on each factor, and ways to build resilience within the framework.  Additionally, in this book study format, participants will have an opportunity for full discussion time on each factor in a small group setting with colleagues.   

Please click on the following link to register:



march 14, 2018
Relational Leadership

Strong leadership is the critical foundation of any school or district. It ensures goals are achieved on time, empowers individual staff and teachers, motivates teams to work together, and generates a vision for future growth. Yet, it can be very difficult to get established as an influential leader. This session is designed to help principals communicate more constructively by adjusting their behavioral style to meet the needs of others.  As a result of participating, you’ll learn how to facilitate meetings more smoothly, engage in constructive one-on-one conversations, and ultimately, build rapport with colleagues. 

Please click on the following link to register:

Year Two

October 25, 2017
Having the Courage to Lead

The pressure to achieve is squarely on in the job of the principal.  Principals are entrusted with great responsibilities in the lives of staff and students.  Every decision made, regardless of whether it creates tremendous improvements, can cause discontent among stakeholders.  Every day can feel like a tightrope walk between results and feelings.  This session will offer straightforward guidance for leading courageously in order to drive academic and personal performance.

December 6, 2017
Conflict Resolution

Difficult conversations are inevitable. Those conversations can create unhappiness, stress, and tension. They can also impair and even destroy relationships. When handled poorly, they are likely to result in serious problems that interfere with productivity and leave everyone involved feeling frustrated and dissatisfied.  Principals can’t avoid these kinds of conversations but can learn how to handle them more effectively.   This session will outline the nature of difficult conversations and the seven stages of handling them in a way that minimizes negative responses and strengthens relationships.

Please click on the following link to register:

February 7, 2018
Leading When Overwhelmed and Pressured

Principals encounter many stressors during the day—due dates, meetings, disagreements, difficult situations, and a never-ending flow of assignments. As you try to balance all these situations while working 50 hours or more a week, emotional resolve may start to weaken. When this happens, you begin to lose your patience, find your job to be less meaningful, and may even develop health issues. This session is designed to give participants the tools they need to identify workplace stressors, end self-defeating talk, build communicative structures, and deal more calmly with change. 

Please click on the following link to register: