Leadership Institute for School Change, June 3 - 4, 2019 | Ph.D in Education Leadership Program | Education Leadership | Organization and Leadership

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Ph.D in Education Leadership Program

In the Department of Organization and Leadership

Leadership Institute for School Change: Building Capacity by Supporting Adult Development

June 3 - 4, 2019

Reserve your spot today - the June 2018 Institute was SOLD OUT!

This two-day interactive workshop provides leaders and educators of all kinds—principals, assistant principals, teachers, professional developers, curriculum specialists, coaches, district leaders, policymakers, professors, community college leaders, administrators, and for- and non-profit leaders who support others—with an opportunity to more deeply understand how to support one’s own and other adults’ growth by learning about adult developmental theory, a developmental model of leadership for supporting adult growth, and promising, capacity-building practices that can be implemented in your school, district, or organization.

Participants will have multiple opportunities during and after each seminar day to apply their learnings, develop action plans, and enhance their noble practice of leading in support of adult development—including supervision for growth, coaching, and practices that support adult development.

During the Institute, participants will learn about:

  • Adult developmental theory and its practical applications for supporting growth and capacity building (Drago-Severson, 2004a, 2004b, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2016; Drago-Severson & Blum-DeStefano, 2016, 2017, 2018; Drago-Severson, Blum-DeStefano, & Asghar, 2013; Drago-Severson, Roy, & von Frank, 2015; Kegan, 1982, 1994, 2000)
  • developmentally-based model for leadership and professional learning comprised of four pillar practices—teaming, collegial inquiry, providing leadership roles, and mentoring—that you can employ to enhance collaboration and PLCs, grow teacher leadership, and give and receive effective feedback (Drago-Severson, 2004a, 2004b, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2016; Drago-Severson & Blum-DeStefano, 2018; Drago-Severson, Blum-DeStefano & Asghar, 2013; Drago-Severson, Roy, von Frank, 2015).
  • Practical strategies for building successful teams, differentiating professional learning, building a culture of collaboration, and supporting instructional improvement in both groups and individuals.
  • Takeaways for applying and implementing learnings in practice through action plans.


Everyone really! This Institute is designed for leaders and collaborators of all kinds—principals, AP’s, teachers, professional developers, curriculum specialists, coaches, superintendents and other district leaders, policymakers, and anyone interested in building capacity across non-profit and for-profit sectors. All are welcome!


Ellie Drago-Severson, Faculty Lead and Co-Facilitator

Professor of Education Leadership and Adult Learning & Leadership, Teachers College, Columbia University, Faculty Lead and Co-Facilitator of Institute

‌“Ellie Drago-Severson is one of our most insightful experts on the development of adult educational leaders. She is unique in her ability to move back and forth comfortably between powerful ideas and promising practices.”

–Howard Gardner
Professor of Cognition and Education
Harvard University
Author of Multiple Intelligences: New Horizons

Jessica Blum-DeStefano, Co-Facilitator

Instructor at Bank Street College of Education and Co-instructor with Ellie Drago-Severson at Teachers College, Columbia University's Summer Principals Academy

For more information, group rates or to register: Email cps@tc.columbia.edu

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