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Principal's Induction Program

The Principal's Induction Program will have three cohorts for principals and assistant principals with less than five years of experience. This is a two-year program addressing the three 'Core' Leadership Standards during 14 days of training. The first year participants will attend eight sessions of training (Course 1) and the second year participants will attend six sessions (Course 4).

The curriculum was developed by the National Institute for School Leadership (NISL) and is designed to increase administrative capacity using leadership standards research that leads to higher student achievement.

NISL fosters leadership development through:

  • Hands-on experiential learning (case studies, simulations, group discussions)
  • High-level questioning
  • Journaling
  • Classroom presentations
  • On-line learning
  • Role-playing
  • Reflecting



The curriculum for the Principal's Induction Program is presented by trainers certified by the National Institute for School Leadership (NISL), a professional development division of the National Center on Education and the Economy (NCEE).

The curriculum uses case studies, action projects, face-to-face instruction, professional readings, and computer-assisted materials to focus the participants on instructional leadership with a standards-based format.

Units of the NISL Principal's Induction Program for Novice School Leaders that address the CORE Standards:

COURSE 1 (1st YEAR- 90 Act 48 PIL hours)

Unit 1

The Education Challenge (2 days)
Unit 2 The Principal as Strategic Thinker (2 days)
Unit 3 Standards-Based Instructional Systems and School Design (2 days)
Unit 4 Foundations of Effective Learning (2 days)
COURSE 4 (2nd YEAR- 60 Act 48 PIL hours)
Unit 11 The Principal as Driver of Change (2 days)
Unit 12 Learning for Results (2 days)
Unit 13 Culminating Simulation and Conducting Standards-Based Reform Projects (2 days)