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, Diagnosis and Design Tools , National Faculty sessions, and personalized Executive Coaching. Please contact us for more information.
Seven Month Delivery; includes 11 days of professional development, breakfast, lunch and parking, follow-up support, executive coaching for each participant, Four Paths Surveys , and a Business Certificate from the Jones Graduate School of Business.
Executive Education 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=90, Spring 2019)
Before programming, 11% of participants rated their overall leadership ability an 8-10.
After programming, 91% of participants rated their overall leadership ability an 8-10, a 727.27% increase.
Before programming, 75 ratings (93%) were in the 1-7 range.
After programming, 12 ratings (15%) were in the 1-7 range, an 83.87% decrease.
The Executive Education Academy will begin with a five day Leadership Summit, June 10-14, 2019. The academy continues with additional programming in October, November, December 2019 and continuing in January, February and March, 2020. Additional features of the academy include:
- Developing district-level leadership as well as campus leadership
- Providing six days of business curriculum delivered by Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business and Leadership Partners.
- Providing best in class national faculty in addition to nationally renowned consultants
- Offering cutting edge diagnosis and design tools to allow for precise school improvement efforts
- Providing Executive Coaching by an internationally board-certified coach
- Follow-up technical assistance to help leaders problem solve and apply their learning
2019-2020 Executive Education Academy Schedule*
Each day is 7:00-4:30, including breakfast, lunch and parking. All days are Fridays unless otherwise noted. Please contact Leadership Partners for a final schedule. (Subject to content change, but the dates are all fixed.)
October 4, 2019
Leading Yourself: 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 assessments to help them understand their personality characteristics and how to use the information to improve their leadership.
November 15, 2019
Leading Teams: Dr. Brent Smith Using a combination of simulations and case studies, Dr. Smith facilitates how teams can become high functioning and more productive.
December 13, 2019
Communication: 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.
Holiday Party: The current cohort and all of Leadership Partner’s network will gather to celebrate the holiday season at a Houston venue. More info forthcoming.
January 31, 2020
Strategy Formation and Implementation: Dr. Balaji Koka, Assistant Professor of Strategic Management. Dr. Koka will share how to best formulate and execute strategy and change management around Kotter’s eight step process for leading change.
February 28, 2020
Marketing: 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, leaders learn how to create a distinction to attract and retain students and teachers.
March 27, 2020
Transformational Leadership: Dr. Anthony Muhammad, CEO of New Frontier 21 Consulting. Dr. Muhammad is recognized as one of the field’s leading experts in the areas of school culture and organizational climate.
*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.