Twenty-seven organizations participated in the 2012 KIPP Leadership Design Fellowship (KLDF). This was the first time that more than a dozen large urban school districts have participated in a leadership institute run by a charter school network.
Participants included 16 school districts, 3 charter management organizations, and 8 leadership training/education organizations:
Charter Management Organizations
Leadership training and education organizations
Summit I: Principal Recruitment, Selection & Developing a Leadership Pipeline
March 20-22 in Houston, TX
Participants explored best practices in creating a leadership pipeline and recruiting high-value and high-alignment candidates with intensive sessions focused on designing a selection process that reflects organizational values and aligned principal competencies. They visited KIPP Houston schools to see leaders and culture in action, and experienced part of KIPP’s annual Fisher Fellow selection process including observing candidate interviews and using KIPP’s interview rubrics.
Summit II: Principal Training & Residencies
June 26-28 in Chicago, IL
Participants explored best practices in formal training, including adult learning principles, individualized leadership plans, leadership coaching, and high-value residency training experiences for principals. They attended a portion of KIPP’s “Summer Institute,” experiencing a slice of the five-week intensive formal training program for aspiring principals from the seat of a participant.
Summit III: Principal Support & Evaluation
October 9-11 in Atlanta, GA
Participants explored effective on-going support for and evaluation of principals, including leveraging school reviews and a variety of data (informed by KIPP’s Healthy Schools & Regions framework) to provide meaningful developmental feedback for principals as well as how to effectively evaluate programs. They visited KIPP Atlanta schools in “review teams,” conducting classroom observations and stakeholder focus groups, using KIPP’s school review rubrics.