The New Professional Development Opportunity for Illinois School Superintendents!
**We are Pleased to Announce the Offering of our New ISAL IV Cohort**
For more information and to secure an application, click here or contact the ISAL Co-Coordinators:
To provide practicing
Illinois superintendents with experiences that build exemplary knowledge and
skills essential for successfully impacting student achievement.
The ISAL program consists of:
Meaningful & Aligned Professional Development…
IASA School for Advanced Leadership (ISAL) Academy members participate in a series of meaningful learning experiences over a two-year program. These learning experiences are aligned to leadership standards. In addition to developing Personal and District Growth Plans, cohort members participate in training that is focused on the superintendent’s role in support of student achievement.
The ISAL training centers around five leadership lenses:
• Facilitator of Shared Moral Purpose
• Change Agent
• Relationship/Culture Promoter
• Capacity Builder
• Coherence Maker
The ISAL program is delivered using the cohort concept. A diverse group of professionals gathering together to share their experiences and to learn from each other as part of a two-year cohort learning opportunity.
Advanced Designation for ISAL Participants:
Successful participants will earn advanced recognition that will include but
may not be limited to IASA Certification, recognition from national search
firms, and a designation as a Distinguished IASA School for Advanced Leadership
Expanding the Generations of ISAL Cohorts:
ISAL I began in 2010 engaging in a two-year program of leadership development that culminated with their graduation on August 4, 2012. Twenty-three Illinois Superintendents earned the distinguished title of an IASA School for Advanced Leadership Fellow, as a result of their efforts in this first cohort.
ISAL II began on January 11, 2013. Twenty-two superintendents were selected and as a result, 20 of them completed the program and earned the distinction of the title - ISAL Fellow. This cohort brings the total of ISAL Fellows to 43 superintendents across the State to have earned this prestigious honor.
ISAL III cohort began in January 2015, with the largest group of participants to date - 31 superintendents. Graduation was conducted in May 2016 with the recognition of thirty new ISAL Graduates. We now have a total of 73 ISAL Fellows in the State of Illinois.
THE ISAL IMPACT...Cohort Testimonials:
IASA School for Advanced Leadership participants are assigned a certified coach that works with them to maximize the ISAL experiences. The coach and ISAL participant will be given the opportunity to meet outside of the formal cohort gatherings. The focus of this relationship will be the individualized Personal Growth Plan and the building of build exemplary knowledge and skill sets essential for successfully impacting student achievement at the local level.