The North Carolina Alliance for School Leadership Development (NCASLD) will contribute to the growth in leadership capacity among practicing school leaders through its leadership development programs that are aligned to the research-based NC performance evaluation standards and competencies for highly effective school leadership.
The leadership development programs that will be supported by NCASLD will emphasize a non-traditional professional development model that allows participants to critically examine the meaning and application of the most effective leadership skills and school practices through a problem-based, real-world approach. Much of the professional development will use a blended, cohort-based approach that combines face-to-face, on-line, and small-group sharing sessions where participants share and receive feedback on their efforts to apply proven leadership practices in their schools.
NCASLD will focus on leadership skills shown to improve student outcomes. School leaders will learn how to:
use data to identify strengths, needs, and establish priority goals for their schools
align all school improvement efforts to a shared vision, mission, and goals of the school
maximize teaching and learning through use of time and staff, performance evaluation and coaching
create a collaborative student-focused culture with the highest expectations and support for student success
connect with the external community to gain support and advocacy for their schools
lead innovation and manage change effectively