Principals Center
Georgia State University

PO Box 3977
Atlanta, GA 30302-3977
Phone: 404-413-8256


The Principals Center

Aspiring Leaders Institute (Atlanta and Macon Cohorts)

2013-2014 School Year


Program Overview


The Principals Center began in 1984 and has been working to help school leaders develop their leadership skills since then.  The Principals Center is again offering the Aspiring Leaders Institute for the 2013-2014 school year. The goal of the Institute is to prepare participants to take on a higher leadership role and to provide them with the tools, frameworks, and leadership skills to build and sustain high-quality teaching and learning environments. 


The Institute is designed for school leaders who anticipate a position as principal or other school leader in the near future.  The national ISLLC Standards and the Georgia DOE Leadership Standards will be used as the foundation for all learning experiences.  All of the seminar sessions will be face-to-face all-day sessions. One-on-one mentoring and support will be available to participants throughout the year as needed.  The sessions will be a mixture of group learning and discussions. 



Participants will study and discuss how school culture, change, conflict, communication, and community involvement are factors that impact the ability of schools to increase student achievement.  With these topics as the broad framework, program objectives are as follows:

  • Develop a personal leadership position with a vision for success
  • Focus on improving instruction through effective teacher supervision and evaluation
  • Learn how to monitor Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment alignment
  • Understand the processes involved in school improvement planning
  • Understand how to create a school culture that will support learning for all students
  • Learn research-based leadership strategies for improving student achievement 
  • Learn how to resolve/mediate/manage conflict 
  • Understand how change and conflict can impact the school’s learning environment 
  • Develop knowledge and skills for better communication
  • Study other issues and topics of importance to aspiring leaders



September 17, 2013 (Atlanta) & Sept. 27 (Macon)

October 22, 2013 (Atlanta) & Nov. 1 (Macon)

November 22, 2013 (Atlanta) & Dec. 3 (Macon)

January 21, 2014 (Atlanta) & Jan. 31 (Macon)

February 18, 2014 (Atlanta) & Feb. 28 (Macon)

March 18, 2014 (Atlanta) & Mar. 28 (Macon)

April 15, 2014 (Atlanta) & April 25 (Macon)

TBA (Atlanta & Macon)

*  All sessions are from 8:30-3:30 and will be held at Georgia State University in the College of Education building or in Macon, TBA


FACILITATOR: Dr. JoAnn Brown, formerly with GLISI and elementary school principal in Gwinnett

FEES: Principal Center Members:  $1,000/$1,200 (Atlanta/Macon) per participant for the year; Non-Members $1,200/$1,400


The comprehensive program fee covers tuition for all sessions, all instructional materials, and lunch and refreshments on seminar days. 


For more information, contact Kimberly Moore at 404.413.8256 or