Choose Your Interest Area

Improving My Practice

Improve leadership within my role
Go

Leading My Peers

Lead and build the capacity of others
Go

Shaping Policy

Shape policies and projects at the district level and beyond
Go

Preparing for My Next Role

Participate in targeted programs and residencies to prepare for a future role
Go

Filter Leadership Opportunities

Please use the dropdown menu below to find opportunities. After selecting your role, pick an area of interest and/or competency you’d like to develop to see a list of existing opportunities.

  • CPS Sponsored icon CPS Sponsored
  • Historically Underrepresented Groups icon Historically Underrepresented Groups
  • Stipend icon Stipend
  • Common Program Application Common Program Application

Education Pioneers Visiting Fellowship

  • Organization: Education Pioneers
  • Duration: 10-12 weeks
  • Application Window: March 2020 - September 2020
  • CPS Sponsored icon
The EP Visiting Fellowship is a 10-12 week program that supports the K-12 knowledge and skill development of managers and directors who are interested in advancing their careers in their existing organization.
Eligibility: Currently in a manager or director-level role, three to five years of full-time work experience, in and/or outside the education sector.
Learn More

APs Rising: AP Resident Principal Program

  • Organization: Chicago Public Schools
  • Duration: 12-18 months
  • Application Window: Invite-only
  • CPS Sponsored icon
  • Stipend icon
  • Common Program Application
The CPS Department of Principal Quality is launching a residency program specifically designed for assistant principals, with the goal of creating a rigorous 12- to 18-month preparation experience in a school environment that aligns with the district's anticipated talent needs.
Eligibility: Current Assistant Principals who have passed principal eligibility and are interested in becoming a CPS principal.
Learn More

APs Rising: Aspiring Principal PLC

  • Organization: Chicago Public Schools and The Chicago Public Education Fund
  • Duration: One year
  • Application Window: March 3-May 4
  • CPS Sponsored icon
  • Common Program Application
APs Rising is a suite of targeted development opportunities that are designed to support our talented pool of assistant principals. It includes an Aspiring Principal Professional Learning Community (PLC) for current assistant principals who are interested in gaining a deeper understanding of the skills needed to take on a principal position. The PLC will be led by an experienced CPS principal.
Eligibility: Current Assistant Principals who are interested in becoming a CPS Principal.
Learn More

APs Rising: Leadership Bridge Program

  • Organization: Chicago Public Schools and The Chicago Public Education Fund
  • Duration: One year
  • Application Window: March 3-May 4
  • CPS Sponsored icon
  • Common Program Application
APs Rising is a suite of targeted development opportunities that are designed to support our talented pool of assistant principals. It includes a Leadership Bridge Program for up to 25 assistant principal and principal pairs. As part of this program, APs will receive individualized leadership coaching from an external partner in close collaboration with their principal.
Eligibility: Current Assistant Principals who are interested in becoming a Principal and have been identified as a potential internal successor in their building. District Assistant Principals should have earned CPS Principal eligibility or plan to go through the process in 2020-21.
Learn More

Bonfire

  • Organization: The Bonfire
  • Duration: Nine months
  • Application Window: Open Spring 2020
  • CPS Sponsored icon
  • Historically Underrepresented Groups icon
Bonfire is a talent development accelerator that supports and trains 100 women in a nine-month program, to help them grow their leadership skills and build the pipeline of women leaders in the City of Chicago.
Eligibility: Women leaders who are rising talent with demonstrated potential for extraordinary leadership in the workplace of the future.
Learn More

Braven: Leadership Coach

  • Organization: Braven
  • Duration: One academic semester
  • Application Window: Deadline June 2020
  • CPS Sponsored icon
As a Leadership Coach, you will guide and motivate a team of 5-8 promising college students weekly as they prepare to make their first steps into the professional world.
Eligibility: Two years of work experience.
Learn More

Cahn Fellows Program

  • Organization: The Chicago Public Education Fund
  • Duration: 15 months
  • Application Window: January 2020 - March 2020
  • CPS Sponsored icon
The Cahn Fellows Program for Distinguished Public School Principals provides principals with opportunities for superior professional and personal growth while supporting the talents of aspiring principals.
Eligibility: Five years of CPS Principal experience with strong school/Principal performance.
Learn More

Chicago Council on Global Affairs Emerging Leader Program

  • Organization: The Chicago Council on Global Affairs
  • Duration: 11 months
  • Application Window: January 2020 -March 2020
This 11-month globally focused program provides access to the world’s leading influencers and thinkers, and expands global acumen and key professional skills.
Eligibility: Candidates must be between 30-40 years old. Application and interview.
Learn More

Chicago Leadership Collaborative

  • Organization: Chicago Public Schools Department of Principal Quality
  • Duration: One year
  • Application Window: Invite-only
  • CPS Sponsored icon
  • Stipend icon
  • Common Program Application
The Chicago Leadership Collaborative is a unique partnership between Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and leading principal development programs to provide a rigorous, residency-based preparation experience for aspiring principals.
Learn More

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.
Learn More
Submit A New Opportunity