A transformational leadership cohort for current and aspiring school and system leaders
This unique 8-month fellowship identifies promising and talented leaders of color and enhances their ability to make transformational and lasting change within the current educational landscape of the Greater New Orleans region.
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"The most valuable experience for me were the PD modules and being able to discuss best educational practices with the cohort members, mentors, and presenters. Additionally, learning from smart, experienced educational leaders who look like me is always a major plus." - Cohort 2 member
What We Offer Our Leaders
These are the essential components of the Senior Leadership Institute experience
The SLI provides monthly professional development modules covering: Personal Leadership, Cultural Responsiveness, Political Acumen, Performance Management, Instructional Leadership, and Finance.
Each cohort member is matched with a Senior-level educational leader mentor. In addition, SLI members are featured at many ADE events where they have the opportunity to connect with the broader ADE network.
Each ADE Cohort participates in a field-visit experience outside of Louisiana where they are able to visit schools and meet with local and national educational leaders.
Sharing the ADE Cohort experience with the same group of people across 8 months builds community through small moments, opportunities to be vulnerable, discussions, and traveling together.
"Building with a group of different people with similar interests and different approaches was most valuable to me. I believe I have a strong group to rely on when I need help." - Cohort 1 member
SLI Cohort Results
Cohort 1: 2018-19
The inaugural Senior Leadership Institute Cohort had 13 members from eight organizations across the city.
Since the start of their SLI experience, 69% of the Cohort has been promoted.
Cohort 2: 2019-20
The second Senior Leadership Institute Cohort had 13 members from seven organizations across the city.
Despite the challenges that COVID-19 brought in the Spring, the Cohort was able to finish all of their professional development and travel to Washington, DC for a field visit.
Cohort 3: 2020-21
We are excited to welcome the third Senior Leadership Institute Cohort to begin the program in August 2020.
Our biggest cohort yet, this group of 18 members comes from 12 organizations within the Greater New Orleans area.
"The trip to DC! It was an amazing experience! It was so powerful to see so many influential Black educators in power!" - Cohort 2 member