Practical experience is gained through a yearlong study around a problem of practice that Fellows identify at the outset of the program. Fellows and Allies undertake an inquiry project in their home schools as a way to embed the skills they are learning and to bring their professional work into the learning experience. These projects are framed as “inquiry” to keep the spotlight on how principals develop themselves and improve their schools through the action learning cycles of studying and planning, acting, and reflecting and revising. Fellows, Allies, Faculty Mentors, and Cahn Alumni Advisors work together and support one another through these inquiry projects. Our Annual Leadership Conference provides Fellows and Allies the experience of sharing this yearlong work with the larger educational community.
Links to our fellows' presentations can be found on our Leadership Presentations web page.