“IQ and technical skills are important, but emotional intelligence is the sine qua non of leadership”Daniel Goleman

Participants will understand what it means to be an effective leader by learning theoretical approaches to leadership, completing pre and post assessments to understand self-leadership, engage in interactive activities, collaborating with colleagues on projects, and developing a personal and professional growth plan. Leadership academy is designed to meet the needs of the organization.


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Neck and Manz (2013), “if we ever hope to be effective leaders of others, we need first to be able to lead ourselves effectively” (Mastering Self Leadership, 2013, p1) 

Goleman (2004), “truly effective leaders are also distinguishable by a high degree of emotional intelligence, which includes self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy and social skills” (Harvard Business Review, 2004, p. 1)

Participants will also become familiar with resources by: John Maxwell, Tom Rath, Carol Dweck, Christopher Neck, Daniel Goleman, Steven Covey,Peter Drucker, Daniel Pink



  • It’s an excellent academy. I have learned so much today that I can and will use … B.Young
  • I like how Ms. Washington presented the materials in this workshop. I would go to any presentation she gives. I am walking away with a lot of information I am going to use. J.Gilbert
  • This should be used throughout the year. J.Lees
  • Thanks, this has been a great learning opportunity. R.Coyle
  • Great training. Kia R.
  • Off to a good start. J.Burton
  • This training has helped me identify more of my strengths and weaknesses. I have also adopted several ideas for leadership and quality programming. C.Estavan
  • This is the most engage and cohesive group. 1.5 hours is just not enough ; not even close. V. Hughes
  • Great ! I wouldn’t mind having an extra hour per class. Y.Valdez
  • All of the material was extremely helpful and beneficial … J.Hines
  • Series was presented in an organized fashion, presented great resources, presenter was awesome. A. Austin
  • Great training, very informative. C.Creeks
  • I get a lot from this.  V. Hughes
  • I enjoy the content that is being presented. I find it very useful in my personal life and in my professional life/job D.Goosby
  • Great information. L.Crowson




All sessions, descriptions, and services updated as of August 2015

If schools were permitted to have just one training, this is the one!

This training will help to raise test scores for your students, decrease discipline challenges, and improve classroom rapport. You will learn how to meet students where they are and lead them where they need to be, capture attention, and promote deeper learning.