In partnership with Rice University, we offer a ten-month program for campus and district leaders. This program includes our Leadership Summit, Rice University’s Executive Education Program, which leads to a Business Certificate from Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business, National Faculty sessions, and personalized Executive Coaching. Please contact us for more information.
Ten Month Delivery; includes 12 days of professional development, breakfast, lunch and parking, follow-up support, executive coaching for each participant, and a Business Certificate from the Jones Graduate School of Business.
Executive Education Academy Impact
Overall Leadership Ability: Participants were asked to rate their overall leadership ability before and after programming, with 1 being the lowest rating and 10 being the highest. (n=125, Spring 2020)
Before programming, 12% of participants rated their overall leadership ability an 8-10.
After programming, 85% of participants rated their overall leadership ability an 8-10, a 608% increase.
This experience has subjected me to areas of personal growth that may have otherwise never manifested in life. Each topic, meeting, seminar, class, conversation and assignment has consecrated the value of transparency, vulnerability, taking risk, and being intentional with relationships and servant leadership.
The executive coaching was the most powerful tool that changed me the most. I LOVED the class with Dr. Tobin and Dr. Smith. I also have started working with Adam Saenz to develop the social-emotional health of my staff, students, and parents.
These sessions provided me the opportunity to take a step away from campus (and the daily distractions and tasks) in order to examine myself and how I can be more impactful when leading others. Sometimes PD offered in District does not provided the opportunity to really self reflect to plan for change.
Pivoting for 2020-2021
During this challenging time, leadership has never been more important. Our work at Leadership Partners has always been about giving leaders the knowledge, skills and dispositions to become their best selves. We pride ourselves on developing the “whole leader.” So, we asked ourselves, “What will leaders need more than anything else as they enter this very different school year? How can Leadership Partners be the solution to what leaders need most?”
The answer is a deep, reflective, personalized focus on what each leader needs most. And that varies from leader to leader. Our focus will be to personalize the learning experience for all leaders so deeply, they become optimized and the best versions of themselves so they can do the very heavy lifting this fall and next spring will demand of them. We have worked very hard with Executive Education to provide what we feel leaders need most right now.
For the purpose of safety, ease, convenience, and time, all of the fall programming will be virtual. This allows leaders to learn without the distraction of travel. We want the experience to be helpful, but not intrusive, to what will be a very busy and challenging semester. Executive Education has just completed what is considered to be the most technologically advanced classroom for virtual learning in the city, and we will be using that facility for virtual programming.
We have pivoted our program and delivery in the following ways:
1. Programming will begin with coaching in late June and NOT with the usual summer leadership conference. We want leaders to receive coaching early to help them create the work-life balance they will need and to help them on the road to becoming their best selves during the new normal.
2. The Rice programming is focused 100% on Leading Yourself and Leading Others. Dr. Brent Smith will be our featured professor in the October. His two sessions, coupled with coaching, will give leaders the mindsets and ability to lead in the new normal.
3. The Cohort of 55 for Brent’s classes will be split into two groups to help ensure better engagement and personalization. One group will be titled 7A and the other 7B.
4. Each session is three hours in length vs. an entire day. This allows leaders to take a ½ day for PD rather than a full day, allowing them a ½ day on campus or at central.
5. Leadership Partners will host two sessions, one in November and one in December. Each session continues the theme of leadership as an “inside job.”
6. IF it is safe, we will resume face-to-face programming in the January with our communication professor and in February with our marketing professor.
7. In March 2021, we will finish this portion of the academy with Principal Kafele.
8. The academy will conclude, and participants will graduate with the Leadership Summit Conference at Rice University in June 2021, likely the week of June 7. TBD.
9. Leaders will still receive a Business Certificate from Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business.
2020-2021 Executive Education Academy Schedule: Leading in the New Normal*
Topics for Fall 2000 may be modified on an as-need basis; dates and times are fixed
June 19, 2020
(Choose either date/times)
June 29, 2020
Executive Coaching Launch (Virtual): Kim Huseman, Leadership Partners. Imagine every aspect of your life, both personal and professional, as it could be. Discover how Executive Coaching will get you where you want to be.
September 17, 2020
All of Cohort 7 5:00pm-7:30pm
Orientation (Virtual): Leadership Partners. Participants will learn more about the Executive Education Academy. In addition, several of our primary tools, resources and assessments, including the 360 Assessment will be shared.
October 2, 2020
Cohort 7A 9:00am-12:00pm/Cohort 7B 1:00pm-4:00pm
Leading Yourself (Virtual): Dr. Brent Smith, Senior Associate Dean for Executive Education, Associate Professor of Management and Psychology. Dr. Smith will engage leaders around the results of their Hogan profiles to help them understand their personal characteristics and how to use the information to improve their leadership in this challenging time.
October 9, 2020
Cohort 7B 9:00am-12:00pm/ Cohort 7A 1:00pm-4:00pm
Leading Teams (Virtual): Dr. Brent Smith. By using a combination of simulations and case studies, Dr. Smith facilitates how teams can become high functioning and more productive because of your leadership. Participants leave with a clear picture of their leadership as it relates to teams in order to set goals for growth.
November 13, 2020
All of Cohort 7 9:00am-1:00pm
During Crisis, Be the Best Version of You (Virtual): Kim Huseman. A pivotal tool all leaders need, particularly now, is intentionality. In order for a leader to be the best version of herself, she must understand what it actually means to be intentional in every context. Leaders will receive tools and learn strategies that foster such intentionality.
December 11, 2020
All of Cohort 7 9:00am-1:00pm
Knowing and Telling Your Story and Why it Matters (Virtual): Christie Huseman. When leaders share their stories, they build roads to their followers’ hearts and minds. They demonstrate vulnerability and humbleness that deeply connects them to those that they lead. Christie Huseman will tell her compelling story and show leaders how to craft their own stories.
As of now, we are assuming Spring 2021 sessions will be at Rice, face-to-face. If this changes, we will continue virtually.
Each Friday at Rice in January, February and March is from 7:00-4:00, including breakfast and lunch.
Topics may be modified on an as-need basis.
January 22, 2021
All of Cohort 7
Communicating for Change: (Face to Face at Rice): Dr. David Tobin, Senior Lecturer in Communication. Dr. Tobin focuses on how to best communicate your essential messaging to all stake holders and engages leaders in advanced presentation skills during a time of crisis.
Welcome to Rice Evening Reception: (4:00pm-6:30pm) Join us in the R-Room at Rice Stadium for a reception in your honor.
February 26, 2021
All of Cohort 7
Marketing:. (Face to Face at Rice). Dr. Vikas Mital, J. Hugh Liedtke Professor of Management. Leaders learn the importance of marketing their schools and developing a “brand” for distinction. With school choice a huge variable in education, perhaps now more than ever, leaders learn how to create a distinction to attract and retain students and teachers, as well as build community support.
March 26, 2021
All of Cohort 7
Critical Leadership Questions for Inspiring School-Wide Excellence (THE PRINCIPAL 50): (Face to Face at Rice) Principal Kafele A highly regarded urban educator in New Jersey for over twenty years, Principal Baruti Kafele distinguished himself as a master teacher and a transformational school leader. One of the most sought-after education speakers in America, Principal Kafele is impacting America’s schools. He has delivered more than one thousand conference keynotes and professional development workshops over the past nine years since leaving his principalship in 2011.
June 7-10, 2021. Leadership Summit Conference at Rice. Graduation included on June 10, 2021.
*This is a sample schedule. Topics will vary on these dates depending on the Cohort attended.
What School and District Leaders Are Saying about the Executive Education Academy
Overall, I can’t say how humbled and happy I am to be a part of this wonderful cohort and program. Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would be selected, let alone be in the same room as some of our peers and learn from some of the brightest minds in education. If anything, this program shouldn’t be a thought, but a recommendation for years 1-5 principals on building the schools that help students change the world around them for years to come. We need more cage-busters!!!
All the sessions had some relevancy to my duties and how I deal with different situations at school. The thing that had the most impact was the Entry plan session. It has given me direction, as to how I approach the job and my duties. The time that we were able to use to work on our grant work, was also very helpful. It also helped us come together as a team, which was something that was unexpected.
All sessions were very information. Each area had relevancy in specific areas as well as the overall success of a campus. I felt that the 360/NEO had the biggest impact since it gave information on my current staff and was a guide to initiatives and goal setting.
The team and I have become more transparent and I believe our communication skills are helping us explain the changes, results, and the direction that our school is going. It has been eye opening for all of us.
I thoroughly enjoyed all the sessions especially the ones involving case studies. Each professor made an effort to keep us engaged with the material by assigning us mini projects to be completed during our session time which allowed us to practice the new strategies learned.