Since 2010, The Center has been honored to collaborate Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) and with the support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation in providing leadership research and training for dedicated educational leaders in our community. The Center has developed a number of specialized leadership programs and workshops designed to equip M-DCPS school leaders to impact learning outcomes of Miami-Dade’s students and families.
These programs include:
- Principals Leadership Development Program
- Summer Leadership Institute: Leadership Essentials Program
- Leadership Institute for Teachers
- Project Lead Strong: The High Performing School Leaders Program
- Additional M-DCPS Programs and Workshops
To date, The Center has graduated more than 325 alumni from throughout Miami-Dade County Public Schools.
Because of this long-standing partnership built on the success of collaborative projects, The Center is in a unique position to provide educational leaders with the opportunity to cultivate shared leadership within their schools and to join a support network of experienced leaders including their cohort members and previous program alumni. Through these opportunities, educational leaders are better able to embed effective leadership structures and practices in their respective schools and throughout M-DCPS.
The ultimate goal of our collaboration is to help educators equip students for success, therefore, each program/workshop is custom designed to assist the participants in developing facilitative leadership skills for building a shared mindset of respect and collaboration with all stakeholders in ensuring student success: students, teachers, principals, administrators, families, and the community-at-large.