To achieve results based on a clear vision and mission, leaders must be constantly and consistently trained through Leadership Development Institutes (LDI). LDI develops the skills needed to 1) drive student achievement 2) improve leadership performance. This is accomplished through four to five LDI sessions per year which allows for “Hardwiring” of our mission and vision in the district. It will also provides the necessary professional development necessary for change and sustainability for a healthy culture in the district that enables employees, students, parents, and community members to be well informed, cared for, and satisfied with positive outcomes.
Who attends LDI sessions? Participants include; District Superintendent, Directors, Principals, Assistant Principals, Managers, Coordinators, and Program Support Teachers. School Board members are also invited to attend LDI sessions as this keeps them informed with district professional development throughout the year.
Each LDI session follows a prescribed agenda format that includes: District Pillars, Time allotted for agenda items, content area to be presented, and name of presenter. Agendas are aligned to the School District’s approved Board of Education goals.
Session agendas are designed, developed, and implemented by the superintendent and Directors and all sessions must be relevant, practical, and focused on outcomes.
In summary, Leadership Development Institute (LDI) provides the tools and training school leaders need to accomplish the district goals (established by the Board of Education). It provides leaders with a sense that they do have a purpose, their work is worthwhile, and they are really making a difference as they serve in their respective roles.