Leadership Programs

Communities of leaders working together to hone their vision and skills in instruction, culture, and strategy, to benefit all students.

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Lead. Inspire. Empower

School and system leaders today face challenges - and opportunities -  like never before. From creating a vision for equity and academic growth, to setting a strategy in the midst of a global pandemic, to coaching teachers through trauma and stress to create joyful schools - leaders need the support of peers and mentors.

Relay’s Leadership Programs provide the space for leaders to inspire and empower each other, so that they can turn challenges into opportunities in their schools.

Immediately Applicable

Relay partners with schools, systems, and states to match leadership needs with the right development and support opportunities. Our fellowship programs, targeted coaching, and job-embedded support range from a few weeks to year-long engagements, and are appropriate for a range of leadership roles, from school-based leadership teams to principal supervisors.

Programs feature:

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An experienced facilitator: All are highly-effective current or former school or system leaders.

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A practice-based approach: In cohort retreats and shorter “intersession” gatherings, we provide ample time for small group discussion, practice, and synthesis.

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A culturally responsive and equity-centered lens: We treat equity not as a separate unit, but as a fundamental component of all leadership practice.

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A diverse and supportive community: Facilitators create a warm and productive adult learning environment for leaders who are attending with their teams and encourage collaboration in colleagues from different regions or contexts.

Have more questions about our programs? Check out the FAQ page.

Our Leaders' Impact

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Follow the Leader Article Series

Insights and inspiration from leaders in the field who are prioritizing student achievement, equity, and wellness.

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Focus on Exceptional Learners

The Inclusive Schools Leadership Institute is highlighted by the Center for Learner Equity as one of three leadership development programs helping leaders live out their commitment to inclusive schools.

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Making the Exception the Norm

Relay leaders affirm they are better equipped to lead schools effectively and report increased feelings of self-efficacy.

Meet the Team

The Relay Professional Education Team is a diverse and dynamic group of individuals with a wealth of experience and a shared goal: to make our Professional Education offerings as effective, exciting, and impactful as possible.

Interested in partnering?

Learn more about how to partner, including important dates and how we support you.  

Ready to request seats?

If you’re already a partner of Relay’s, sign up your staff for programs.