The Aspiring Principal Professional Learning Community (PLC) aims to equip aspiring principals with a deeper understanding of the skills needed to take on a principal position. This includes the perception of the principal role through different lenses and examining the role of principal during year one in comparison to year two. To gain a better understanding of their own leadership, participants will take the Val-Ed leadership diagnostic and use this to inform the development and implementation of a personal leadership development action plans. This PLC is open to all current assistant principals who are interested in becoming a CPS principal.

Eligibility: Current Assistant Principals who are interested in becoming a CPS Principal.

Competency Alignment

Influences others to positive action: PLC participants will have the opportunity to contribute to the perspectives and practices of their peers through shared learning sessions. PLC participants will also learn about how influencing strategies change between assistant principal and principal roles.

Strategizes and drives for results to maximize impact: PLC participants will take the Val-Ed leadership diagnostic and create a personalized leadership development action plan, which will be linked to specific strategies that drive increased outcomes for students.

Fosters trusting relationships to enable productive change: PLC participants build relationships with their peers within the learning community.

Adapts and shows resilience to create solutions: PLC participants will review the cultural context and flexibility skills that will be needed during the first years in role.