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Accelerate Institute Leadership Academy

  • Organization: Accelerate Institute
  • Duration: Four day boot camp
  • Application Window: Deadline June 1, 2020
Transformative four-day boot camp that seeks to heighten systems thinking used in gap-closing schools, and to build strategies that improve a participant’s leadership practice.
Eligibility: Current leadership team member (K-12), approval from principal/direct supervisor to participate.
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Arts Instruction Specialist

  • Organization: Chicago Public Schools Department of Arts Education
  • Duration: One year
  • Application Window: April 2020 - May 2020
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The Arts Instructional Specialist is an exemplary Art teacher with expert-level disciplinary knowledge who supports the development of Arts Education instruction.
Eligibility: Full time Art Teacher.
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Chicago United for Equity Fellows

  • Organization: Chicago United for Equity
  • Duration: Nine months
  • Application Window: Deadline July 2020
A nine-month program where participants design and implement equity-based projects with an organization of their choice.
Eligibility: Applicants are required to name an organization that will serve as a partner in developing and implementing their equity project. Must have a pre-existing relationship with the organization.
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IMPACT Leadership Development Program

  • Organization: The Chicago Urban League
  • Duration: September - May
  • Application Window: Deadline May 24, 2020
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Nine month-long fellowship for African American leaders where they can engage with and learn from successful senior leaders through classroom sessions facilitated by the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Eligibility: African-American or Black with a minimum of seven years of progressive work experience, age 30-45 and three years of civic leadership experience
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Civic Leadership Academy

  • Organization: University of Chicago
  • Duration: Six months
  • Application Window: July 2020 - October 2020
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Leadership development program for emerging and high potential leaders in nonprofit organizations and local government within the City of Chicago and Cook County.
Eligibility: Five years work experience, full time employee of Chicago or non-profit.
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CLC Principal Mentor

  • Organization: Chicago Public Schools Department of Principal Quality
  • Duration: One year
  • Application Window: March 3-May 4
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CLC Mentor Principals provide development opportunities and coaching to a CLC resident principal on the day-to-day activities and responsibilities associated with the principal's role as the school leader.
Eligibility: Two years of CPS Principal experience with strong school/Principal performance.
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Consulting Educator

  • Organization: Chicago Public Schools Educator Effectiveness Team
  • Duration: 18 weeks
  • Application Window: April 2020 - June 2020
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Consulting Educators (CEs) provide coaching and feedback to CPS educators as part of the Remediation Plan.
Eligibility: Tenured with five years of experience at CPS, with a most recent REACH rating of Excellent.
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Elevate Fellows

  • Organization: Teach for America
  • Duration: Eight months
  • Application Window: December 18, 2019 - February 4, 2020
8 month leadership development program for TFA alumni where fellows attend courses at University of Chicago focused on brand, access, skill and leading with integrity.
Eligibility: TFA alumni who are senior to mid level leaders in non-school based roles that have a meaningful impact on students and communities.
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Executive Principal

  • Organization: Chicago Public Schools and The Chicago Public Education Fund
  • Duration: Two years
  • Application Window: March 3-May 4
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The Executive Principal program is designed to develop and retain Chicago’s principals by facilitating a close partnership between an experienced, high-achieving Executive Principal and a newer leader who demonstrates interest in individual coaching, a Partner Principal.
Eligibility: Five years of CPS Principal experience with strong school/Principal performance; prior experience mentoring other Principals.
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Health and Physical Education Leadership Team

  • Organization: Chicago Public Schools Department of Health and Physical Education
  • Duration: Varies
  • Application Window: April 2020 - May 2020
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The Health and Physical Education Leader (HPEL) works on small group and independent projects to strengthen the connection between the CPS Department of Health and Physical Education and teachers across the district.
Eligibility: Three years of teaching experience suggested.
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