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PRINCIPALS MAKE A DIFFERENCE – The Center's work to be featured at annual Carnegie Summit

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching (CFAT) has selected the Center for Leadership at Florida International University to present its work on principal leadership at CFAT’s annual Carnegie Foundation Summit on Improvement in Education. The summit will be held in San Francisco, California, on March 22-24, 2016.

The poster presentation entitled “Cascading Change: Principals Leading the Way” will highlight The Center’s Principals Leadership Development Program (PLDP). This program, used effectively as a leadership development tool in the nation’s fourth largest public school system over the past six years, has nearly 180 principal-alumni. The year-long program with 60 contact hours is built upon on The Center’s research-based proprietary Leadership Competency Builder© model that encompasses a multidisciplinary approach to leadership development based on best practices and best-in-class research.

Mayra Beers

Dr. Mayra Beers, Director of Strategy, Center for Leadership.

“Through the poster, we will be able to engage in one-on-one discussions with the innovative thinkers and dedicated practitioners who gather for this summit, to work together to transform teaching and learning,” says The Center’s director Mayra Beers, PhD, who will be presenting the poster at the summit. “The core of our program is focused on understanding the power of the principal as a catalyst for change using two areas for development: developing greater self-insight and acquiring practical tools for effective implementation.”

The Center’s poster ties into the subject of “Improvement Leadership and Culture,” one of the four strands that are part of the 2016 summit.

“We are enthused for this opportunity to share our research, to show how The Center is equipping public school principals to create sustainable positive change,” comments Dr. Beers.

The CFAT is a U.S.-based education policy and research center founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1905 and chartered in 1906 by an act of the United States Congress. Among its most notable accomplishments are the development of the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association (TIAA), the Flexner Report on medical education, the Carnegie Unit, the Educational Testing Service, and the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education– a framework for classifying colleges and universities in the United States.