Leadership Coaching

PLI trains and supports a cadre of experienced school leaders as leadership coaches. All coaches use the Coaching for Social Justice and Equity model developed by Berkeley PLI. In addition to coaching provided during preparation and induction, we provide individualized coaching support for practicing leaders throughout the SF Bay Area at two levels:

Alumni Coaching is for graduates of PLI and LSP who express interest in receiving continued individual coaching support. Specific situations when coaching has been identified as particularly helpful include transition to a new position, change in leadership team, and additional time for supported growth. This short term service is offered up to 40 hours a year at a reduced rate.
Coaching Initiative is for educational leaders who would like intensive support (40-80+ hours) and development that includes both individual coaching support and attendance at relevant and targeted district meetings or professional development that supports progress toward the targeted goals. Typical clients are experienced principals who have specific areas of needed growth or novice principals who have a strong foundation and need support putting theory into practice.

For pricing and more information regarding Leadership Coaching, please contact Program Director Rebecca Cheung at rcheung@berkeley.edu.

Programs for Visiting School Leaders

Leadership Connection offers a variety of multi-day Programs for Visiting School Leaders (PVSL). These programs benefit from the expertise of both academia and the education industry's most forward-thinking minds. Participants learn about innovative school leadership practices through a variety of intensive programs, each tailored to meet the participants' professional development goals. In addition, by incorporating visits with PLI alumni, staff and local school leaders, international participants are able to learn about PLI's core principles and practices and network with similarly-situated American colleagues.

More information about PVSL

Cornerstone Program

The Cornerstone Program serves teachers and novice teacher leaders who are interested in improving their instructional leadership capacity to work in service of vulnerable and historically underserved student populations outside of their classrooms. Topics include instructional coaching, elective use of assessment, designing elective professional learning events, and analyzing systems from an equity lens. This yearlong program is comprised of a four-unit core course as well as content and transformational learning elective courses.

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