The Principals’ Institute (PI) is a year-long professional development series that provides a unique opportunity for principals to understand why transformation of public education is necessary, and to develop the knowledge and skills required to lead and build the capacity to sustain transformation over time.
PI was established in 2010 by N2 Learning with an emphasis on operationalizing the work of the superintendents’ Public Education Visioning Institute and its product, Creating a New Vision for Public Education in Texas (the Visioning Document).
Attending the 2020-21 PI, facilitated by N2 Learning in partnership with TASA, allows principals to experience one of the most noteworthy professional growth opportunities of their careers and collaborate with the innovative PI network that now stretches nationwide.
About the Institute
With guidance from PI leadership and facilitators, participants:
- operationalize the principles of the Visioning Document
- develop leadership skills and knowledge aligned with leadership research
- provide innovative learning opportunities
- connect and collaborate with the PI network
- become reflective leaders and learners
In 2020-21, two cohorts of 40-60 principals each will join an elite group of 473 educational leaders from across Texas who have participated in PI over the past 10 years.
The 2020-21 PI experience (PI 10) is in partnership with TASA and will include exposure to influential superintendents and speakers such as Eric Sheninger, Rob Evans, Alan November, John Tanner, and Jimmy Casas.
Both PI 10 cohorts will meet six times during the 2020-21 school year:
Session 1: Sept 30-Oct 1, 2020 | Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown
Session 2: Oct 27-28, 2020 | Hilton Dallas/Park Cities
Session 3: Dec 1-2, 2020 | Hilton Houston Post Oak
Session 4: Jan 27-28, 2021 | Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown
Session 5: Mar 23-24, 2021 | Hilton Dallas/Park Cities
Session 6: June 3-4, 2021 | Hilton Houston Post Oak
Registration is $6,000 per person.
What Administrators are Saying About PI
As a 20-year administrator, The Principal’s Institute has done more to shape my leadership than any other single experience. If you thrive in an environment of passionate educators, committed to transform public education, you will find it here. The topics discussed are thought-provoking, and you will leave every experience with ideas that will help you succeed in your work. Join us and connect to greatness!
Being a member of the Texas Principals’ Institute has been the BEST experience of my professional career. Through the Institute, I was able to collaborate and establish relationships with some of the top principals in the state. I am so thankful to my superintendent for sending me on such a worthwhile journey. I am a better leader and principal for it!
The Principals’ Institute was the most valuable professional learning experience that I have ever had as a leader. It was authentic, purposeful, relevant, and focused on the needs of students and staff. It equipped me with the necessary tools to be a transformational leader who is ready to transform public education in Texas.
Being a part of the Principals’ Institute has been the best professional development experience I have had since becoming an administrator. As a result of the Principals’ Institute my thinking about public schools has been stretched to the max and I have been challenged to make in-depth examinations of how public education looks currently versus how it could and should look in my school.
Participating in the Principals’ Institute has been one of the highlights of my career. I left each session feeling re-energized, more grounded in the vision for 21st century schools, and more confident in my abilities at leading transformation on my campus. It truly was the ultimate gift!
Registration is open for the 2020-21 Principals’ Institute on the N2 Learning website.
The Principals’ Institute offers up to 72 hours of Continuing Professional Education credit.
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