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Leadership is best developed as a system that creates paths to equitable opportunity and outcome by incorporating learner contexts and offering multiple entry points. Our leadership and coaching programs in early learning and literacy are research-driven, informed by both current literature on coaching and instructional leadership, and incorporate input from past and present partners in the field.

Designed to consider local contexts and participant roles in the system, our programs cultivate the development of leadership via a shared language that promotes communication across the system, while leaders in different roles (teacher, coach, administrator, systems leader) work on individual competencies.

Our Programs

Coaching Certification

Job-embedded, online certification programs for early learning, K-12 and literacy coaches.

Early Learning

Eight month online program leads participants through a job-embedded coaching certification that prepares them to support early childhood educators in the classroom. Learn more.


Tailored coaching certification to develop highly effective reading coaches with evidence-based coaching strategies. Learn more.


Develops the skills education professionals need to deliver high-impact, teacher-centered coaching to the educators they support. Learn more.

Communities of Practice Facilitator Training

Online or in-person collaborative program prepares participants to effectively lead and facilitate productive, goal-oriented meetings and groups.

Early Learning

Designed to develop early childhood professionals’ facilitation skills through collaborative protocols, giving and receiving feedback, reflective conversations and more. Learn more.


Builds the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively facilitate CoPs as a strategy to increase organizational efficiency and effectiveness. Learn more.

Instructional Leadership Development

Tailored professional learning experience designed to deepen the expertise of instructional leaders in early childhood and K-12 education settings.

Early Learning

A multi-faceted approach that systematically builds the instructional leadership capacity of early childhood program leaders through interactive, job-embedded experiences. Learn more.


Instructional leaders, consisting of coaches, peer evaluators and administrators, will deepen their expertise through inquiry to advance a culture of learning in their school sites and communities. Learn more.

Programs in Action

See how our leadership programs have been configured to meet the unique needs of various educational contexts.