leadership development program

Continuing on its path of innovation, the Charter Institute at Erskine is excited to provide a Leadership Program for new and emerging school leaders within the Institute. With the ever-growing needs of charter schools, it is imperative that a pipeline of efficient leaders is created. Through partnership with an experienced charter school leader, new leaders will share in tools to become outstanding managers and educational leaders. Topics include: leadership styles, academic excellence, school culture, and improving instruction.

Program Overview

Conscious Competence Framework, Leadership Competencies of Emotional Intelligence, Enneagram Assessment, and your StrengthFinders Personality Test.

This class will explore the 6 styles of leadership and when to use them while discussing the barriers to meaningful leadership and how to overcome them. The value activity from Dare to Lead will be completed and the class will explore the BRAVING Inventory as individuals and as leaders.

Charter law will be explored and assessed as the roles of the board and school leader are clearly defined. “Keeping your Balance as a Leader” discussion will cover how to juggle all the roles of a CSP.

This class will cover how to create a Professional Learning Community (PLC), establishing a Mission and Vision, and how to develop core values, short term goals, and long-term goals.

Attendees will take a School Culture Assessment, map Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs on their present school culture and climate, and discuss how to embrace and amplify diversity across the school culture.

Explore best practices of teaching while creating an assessment tool to evaluate quality lessons and apply learning concepts.

Crucial Conversations and Daring to Lead.

What is the Needs Assessment of your school? How should you manage your revenue while setting priorities? When should you spend as you evaluate the year?

Learn how to determine when a change is necessary and explore the steps for creating meaningful change.

The Institute has partnered with Dr. Tim Gott to lead this initiative. With over 35 years of experience as an educator in diverse roles and settings, Tim brings an insight and expertise on how to encourage and support others in reaching their goals and living out their purpose. He has served as a teacher, counselor, principal, director, and state consultant over his career. His work has been across elementary, middle, and high schools as well as adjunct teaching at the collegiate level. His most recent experience was leading Palmetto Scholars Academy, a high performing 6th – 12th grade charter school for the past six years. He has a BA in Mathematics, a MA in School Counseling, and Ed. D in Educational Leadership, all from Western Kentucky University. He has been certified as secondary ed teacher, school counselor, K-12 Principal, and Superintendent. He is presently pursuing his ACC coaching credential with the International Coach Federation. He has been married to Ellen for 33 years and they have three adult children, Andrew, Emily, and Ryan.