Through a collaboration between Harvard Business School (HBS) and the Harvard Graduate School of Education, this leadership development program was established to help leaders from urban school systems drive improved performance by applying proven management concepts to the unique challenges of their districts.
Participants explore how to develop, communicate, and implement a strategy that achieves excellence across all school districts by drawing on in-depth analysis of management and leadership best practices in successful school districts, businesses, and nonprofit organizations.
District teams will engage in dynamic discussions on how to establish a culture of cooperation, high expectations, and accountability for their school systems. In addition to developing new leadership and management skills, participants will have opportunities to interact with other multilevel leadership teams from across the country.
The Public Education Leadership Program is designed for teams of eight participants, including district office personnel, school principals, and regional supervisors, who are responsible for urban school systems with at least 30,000 enrolled students.
In the fall of 2003, faculty and staff from the graduate schools of education and business here at Harvard joined together to examine how the art and science of management could help public schools improve student performance. The Public Education Leadership Project evolved from that question. The PELP Coherence Framework illustrates that all organizations are integrated systems with interdependent parts. To achieve success, all elements must directly link to the work of teachers and students in the classroom. PELP believes that a coherent strategy and a focus on the implementation of that strategy at all levels of an organization can improve student achievement across a district.
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By integrating social enterprise-related research, teaching, and activities into the daily life at HBS, the Social Enterprise Initiative plays a critical role in supporting the School's mission to educate leaders who make a difference in the world.
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