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.

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)
Available online, as a PDF, or in hard copy. 

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Defining Teacher Leadership: A Framework
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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 (2017)
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PLI Impact Report: Diversifying the Principal Workforce (June 2017)
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Leading During Difficult Times
Watch the video and read the article in the Berkeley Review of Education 

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PLI Annual Update 2016
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The Case of Assessment Center: How the purpose, logic and experience of an embedded performance assessment of school leaders is built around an epistemology of practice
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"How Do You Evaluate Leadership?"
Authors: W. Norton Grubb, Patrick Liao, and Rebecca Cheung. Principal Leadership, April 2015.
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PLI Impact Brief 2015
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A Model of Leadership Induction for California: A candidate’s perspective of the Leadership Support Program
April 2015
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PLI Brochure
(four panel double parallel fold)
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