Indiana School Leader Fellowship

Published on April 1st, 2021


Several principals from Indiana Lutheran Schools have benefited from participation. Contact Dr. Brockberg if you want to connect with these alumni.

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Applications are now being accepted for the 2021/2022 School Year

Where do school leaders go for support?

The Indiana School Leader Fellowship is one place.

Leaders with varying amounts of experience – especially first year principals and school founders

– are welcome to join this 9-month virtual journey toward the alignment of one’s educational philosophy to a school’s practices and core values. In a space set for collaboration, leaders enjoy time to deeply reflect on the application of principles related to leadership competencies. In dialoguing with peers and guest experts, they gain real-time feedback and diverse perspectives on personal, practical issues.

We invite you to apply to The Indiana School

Leader Fellowship.

Benefits to School Leaders

•  Expanding Network of Peers

•  Small Cohort Problem-Solving Sessions

•  Personal Coaching and Accountability

•  Practical Tools and Resources

•  Ongoing Support Through Alumni Community •   Time to Reflect on Leadership Competencies

Who leads the leaders?

Andrew Hart, CEO, The Oaks Academy, Indianapolis, and Chris Bittinger, Principal, Open Pivot

Consulting, provide the core instruction. They are joined by Katie Taylor, a United States Air Force veteran, for coaching and community building.

School Leader Profile

Our network includes public, private, charter and innovation schools. Our faith-based institutions are rather diverse, including Catholic, Christian, Lutheran, Presbyterian, and Islamic. We have also welcomed a growing number of school founders from Indiana, and several other states, that have found the collective wisdom of the fellowship to be a source of grounding for connecting big ideas to practical possibilities.

Enrollment Details              

For ISLF Class V, the class will be limited to 15, with rolling acceptance.

Tuition of $1500 is all inclusive (covers instruction and related materials, assessments, and executive coaching). For qualifying schools, ISLF is eligible for Title 2 funding.

Applications are only accepted online: TheOaksAcademy.org/leaders

Uploading a one-page letter of introduction from a peer is part of the application process and can be addressed to the ISLF Leadership Team.

The ISLF Virtual Learning

The ISLF Virtual Learning Model

Different from other professional development programs, the fellowship journey is as personalized as possible using a multi-tiered approach to learning. All touchpoints are conducted online.

Residency

Large group days to focus on values based leadership competencies and culture alignment.

Cohort Sessions

Small groups meet to take turns presenting issues, asking questions, and exploring solutions.

Individual Coaching One on one coaching offers a leader time for guided reflection and accountability

The 2020/21 Schedule

To be conducted via Zoom

Orientation

Sept 9 | 10am In this season of leadership, are you experiencing…

•     A desire to expand personal competencies to address a changing landscape?

•     A change in a position at your current school or starting over in a new place?

•     A call to reimagine a school’s mission in order to better serve its surrounding community?

Residency Full days to focus on values-based leadership, culture alignment and decision making.

Cohort & Break Out Sessions Collaborate with other leaders and experts who have broad school experience and perspective.

The 2020/21 Schedule

To be conducted via Zoom


Know + Lead School

Residency Day

Sept 16 | 9am – 2pm

Small Cohort Sessions

Oct 21 | 9 – 10:30am or 1 – 2:30pm

Executive 1:1 Coaching

During November

Know + Lead Others

Residency Day

Jan 20 | 9am – 2pm

Small Cohort Sessions

Feb 17 | 9 – 10:30am or 1 – 2:30pm

Executive 1:1 Coaching

During March

Know + Lead Self

Residency Day

March 24 | 9am – 2pm

Small Cohort Sessions

April 28 | 9 – 10:30am or 1 – 2:30pm

Executive 1:1 Coaching

April and May

In this season of leadership, are you experiencing…

•     A desire to expand personal competencies to address a changing landscape?

•     A change in a position at your current school or starting over in a new place?

•     A call to reimagine a school’s mission in order to better serve its surrounding community?

Inquiries can be directed to Andrew Hart at Leaders@theoaksacademy.org or by calling 317.931.3043.