IPLI is a two-year institute designed to address the professional needs of Indiana principals with an emphasis on student success. The institute will increase a principal’s capacity to address the current needs of their school such as teacher evaluation models, student performance, community involvement, and shaping a strong school culture.
Approximately 50 principal participants will comprise each annual institute cohort. Focus cohorts of 4-5 participants will be developed, guided by mentors who have demonstrated successful school leadership, chosen with the help of the Indiana Association of School Principals.
Near the mid-point of the first year, discussions will begin to drift toward building-level dynamics. While the focus will never be completely away from the individual principal, the interaction of personal and organizational capacities and goals will be addressed. A Personal Improvement Plan and a School Improvement Plan will be developed and continually revised throughout the two-year institute.