Principal Leadership Institute

Our Mission

The mission of the Principal Leadership Institute at Berkeley is to prepare, induct, and support a diverse community of equity focused school leaders who will improve education for vulnerable and historically underserved students in California’s public schools in support of social justice.

PLI Programs

To learn more about the programs of the PLI, watch the introductory video or select a program below.

Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Principal Leadership Institute

UC Berkeley Principal Leadership Institute: 20th Anniversary Campus Celebration

What is the Principal Leadership Institute?

PLI Introduction 2016

Recent Publications

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Leadership Connection Rubric: Supporting Equity in the Schools We Need (Second Edition)
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PLI Annual Update 2019

PLI Annual Update 2019
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PLI: The First 20 Years (Fall 2019)
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 "Buen Mentor y Buen Mentoría"

‘Buen mentor’ y ‘buena mentoría’ según actores de programas de inducción a directores novatos chilenos

Translation: Good mentors and good mentoring according to the actors of induction programs for Chilean novice principals

(Article is in Spanish.) 

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PLI Leadership Support Program: Impact Report (Spring 2019)
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Performance Assessment of Aspiring School Leaders Grounded in an Epistemology of Practice: A Case Study (Spring 2019)
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LSP Impact Report

Improving Leader Retention and Self Efficacy through Induction: PLI Leadership Support Program’s Promising Results (April 2019)
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Tipping the Balance: Social Justice Leaders Allying with Marginalized Youth to Increase Student Voice and Activism (March 2019)
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PLI Annual Update 2018
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Defining Teacher Leadership: A Framework (October 2018)
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Initial Impact of the California Administrator Performance Assessment (CalAPA) Policy on Preparation Programs

The Initial Impact of the California Administrator Performance Assessment (CalAPA) Policy on Preparation Programs (August 2018)
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PLI Annual Update 2017
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School-Wide Transformation Toward Arts-Centered Integrated Instruction and Learning: Bringing School Leadership Into Focus (September 2017)
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PLI Impact Report: Diversifying the Principal Workforce (June 2017)
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PLI Brochure
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