California Instructional Leadership Professional Development

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California ILPD is a one-year fellowship that prepares administrators to become more effective instructional and cultural leaders.

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Program Overview
Schedule & Cost

Relay is excited to continue training school leaders and instructional coaches in California! Drawing content from Relay’s National Principal and Principal Supervisors Academy, the California ILPD program is a one-year fellowship that prepares current principal managers, principals, assistant principals, and other members of instructional leadership teams to become more effective instructional and cultural leaders. Participants will work in school teams to develop a common language and systems and will leave sessions with a clear roadmap for implementation aligned to their school’s schedule.

The Instructional Leadership Professional Development program will focus deeply on two  key elements of instructional leadership: 

  • Data-Informed Decision Making: Learn how to implement school-wide systems for collecting and analyzing student work to ensure that all students meet rigorous expectations. 
  • Observation & Feedback: Help your teachers grow to their full potential by building a schedule that supports frequent classroom observations and focused feedback meetings.

Participants will work with expert faculty who have demonstrated the ability to close opportunity gaps in their schools and districts.


Ideal Candidate

The ILPD fellowship is designed for all educational staff who coach teachers and principals. All principal managers, principals, and members of their leadership teams (including assistant principals, coaches, and network-level leaders) are welcome to request seats

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Program Dates/Schedule

The California ILPD is a year long program that consists of a week-long summer session and four 2-day intersessions over the course of the year.

For 2021 California Summer Intensive partners will be able to choose from two tracks. Each track will include 5 days of up to 4 hours of live virtual programming per day. The time commitment and content are the same regardless of track. Content will include: data-informed instruction (planning, responding to student learning, systems and structures for assessment), inclusive culture, and observation/feedback. Stay tuned for session details.




June 21-25


July 12-16


Throughout the 2021-2022 school year, participants will have the opportunity to meet 4 times at intersessions.

  • Intersession 1: September
  • Intersession 2: November
  • Intersession 3: January
  • Intersession 4: March

*Exact intersession dates will be announced by Spring 2021.

Critical Dates

March 17, 2021

Priority deadline to confirm seat request in order to be eligible for scholarships.

March 26, 2021

Relay will allocate seats, scholarships, distribute MOUs, and participant lists based on partner request.

April 9, 2021

Final deadline to confirm seat request. Seats will be allocated past this date based on availability.

May 14, 2021

Deadline for signed MOUs in order to guarantee spots along with participant list.

June 14, 2021

Participant fee due date.


Program Cost

The registration fee for this program is $10,000. Due to the gracious support of Great Public Schools Now, Silicon Schools, and other donors, we are able to offer the following costs for the 2021-2022 school year:


Program Cost

Scholarship Amount Available

Final Cost to Partners

Los Angeles Cohort*




Bay Area Cohort





The program fee covers all session materials/required licensing fees. Note that limited scholarships are available for next year’s cohorts and will be allocated by Relay based on the timeline in the critical dates section.