2018 Leadership Intensive: Why Apply by March 23?

Published March 14, 2018 09:56

The priority application round for this year's California Charter Schools Leadership Intensive (held June 25-28 in Sacramento, CA) is set to close next week on Friday, March 23.

Apply by March 23 to have the best chance of being admitted to this comprehensive, 4-day "boot camp" that provides in-depth training on the essential California charter school leadership and management topics.

3 Reasons for Applying by March 23

Selectivity. We generally receive fewer applications in the priority round (closing March 23) than we do in the subsequent regular application round (closing April 20), meaning that the admission rate during the priority round is likely to be higher than it will be in April.

Scheduling. At this time in the year, we know most charter leaders are already making their plans for the summer. If you are admitted during the priority round, you can block this week off on your calendar and make your travel plans well in advance of the event, including reserving a room under CSDC's discounted room block and locking in your flight and transportation before rates increase.

A Second Look. If you're not admitted during the priority round, you will get the benefit of a second review during the regular application round.

Who Attends the Intensive?

The Leadership Intensive is designed for and targeted at new and experienced California charter school principals and other school leaders who have direct responsibility for overseeing and managing a broad range of responsibilities at their schools, specifically:
• newly hired administrators, especially those new to California charter schools,
• teachers recently promoted to leadership roles, and
• staff of newly authorized schools.
For more information regarding Leadership Intensive participants, you might take a glance at our observations of four years of Intensive application and participant data.

What Will You Learn?

The Leadership Intensive features a range of in-depth sessions, guest speakers, case studies, and group activities that address a broad range of key charter school leadership concepts and skills. The pace of the Intensive is fast, intense, and engaging. The 2018 Leadership Intensive brochure contains session descriptions and a sample schedule (PDF).

2018 Dates & Location

The 2018 Charter Schools Leadership Intensive will be held on Monday, June 25 - Thursday, June 28, 2018 at the Embassy Suites Sacramento Riverfront Promenade.


Click below to start your Leadership Intensive application, which should take about 20 minutes to complete.

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