Leadership Team


The purpose of the Leadership Team Institute is to build individual and collective capacity to sustain a culture of collaborative continuous learning that significantly improves the performance of the system. Teams attending and implementing the learning during the three years of the Leadership Team Institute will:

  • Become a high performing leadership team that demonstrates leadership skills in the five following performance strands and twenty-two skills: ¬†Setting Clear and Compelling Direction, Shaping Culture for Learning, Leading and Managing Change, Transforming Teaching and Learning, and Managing Accountability Systems
  • Build the individual and collective leadership capacity of other collaborative groups within the organization
  • Increase individual and organizational leadership capacity for continuous improvement of teaching and learning for adults and students


The principal must have completed (or be concurrently attending) Phase I of our Master Principal Program. Team members should include teacher leaders, instructional facilitators and a district level staff member. The team should be supported by the superintendent and be an integral part of the school structure focused on continuously improving teaching and learning.

Length of Institute

Year 1
Session 1: 4 days residential
Session 2: 2 days residential

Year 2
Three two-day residential sessions

Year 3
Three two-day residential sessions


The Winthrop Rockefeller Institute, Morrilton


We are able to partially fund this program, but it will require additional financial commitment on the part of the school or district. There is a $7,000 institute fee for Year 1, and a $5,700 institute fee for Year 2 and Year 3 to help defray the cost of materials and lodging.


Now accepting applications for Leadership Team Institute.

Team Year 1 2018-2019 Application

Submit your application to:
Jackie Nicholson at jbase@uark.edu
Arkansas Leadership Academy
346 North West Ave., Room 319
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Fax: 479-575-8663

Please contact Jackie Nicholson at 479-575-3030 or jbase@uark.edu for more information.