2015 Superintendent's Future Leaders Program

PROGRAM BACKGROUND: The Superintendent’s Future Leaders Program (SFLP) is a cohort-based professional development opportunity for Durham Public Schools employees that aspire to assume the role of principal/assistant principal within the next school year. The program is designed to provide targeted sessions aligned to the North Carolina School Executive Framework.

The program will run from September 2015 to May 2016 with eight meetings including an informational overview session, seven learning sessions, and a culminating graduation ceremony. During the seven monthly, one-half day sessions, the SFLP focuses on data-driven, instructional, organizational, and transformational leadership strategies to support promising school leaders in resolving problems of practice and accelerating student achievement.

This Superintendent’s Future Leaders Program sessions will be held monthly from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Staff Development Center, 2107 Hillandale Road.

SFLP Leadership Session Topics include the following:
DPS Leadership Bottom-line Expectations;
 Defining Your Role as a School Leader; 
Understanding Your Leadership Style
Impact Others
Understanding School Climate & Culture;
Instructional Leadership;
Data-Driven Accountability;
Distributive Leadership
Focus Forward
SFLP Interview Clinic;
Presentation & Business Communication Skill Development

The SFLP online application is due Friday, August 26, 2015, and must be time-stamped by 5:00 p.m. Participants who successfully complete all of the course requirements will receive a Certificate of Program Completion and renewal credits.

Superintendent’s Future Leaders Program 2015-2016 Calendar
 Application Deadline August 26, 2015 
 Program Session Dates September 17, 2015
 October 22, 2015
 November 19, 2015
 December 17, 2015
 January 21, 2016
 February 18, 2016
 March 17, 2016
 April 21, 2016
 May 19, 2016 – Graduation Ceremony


Superintendent's Future Leaders Program (SFLP) Application