Leadership Strands, Skills and Rubrics

Break-out sessions during a workshop

Performance Strand 1:
Setting Clear and Compelling Direction

Chart: Leadership Performance Strands and Skills. c2015 Arkansas Leadership Academy
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1.1 Develop shared purpose and coherent effort through mission, vision and beliefs.

1.2 Develop, implement and communicate a results-based strategic action plan.

1.3 Establish a sense of urgency that leads to action.

Performance Strand 2:
Shaping Culture for Learning

2.1 Establish desired culture through norms, rituals, traditions, common language and cultural competencies.

2.2 Promote a safe, positive, interactive and supportive climate.

2.3 Build and sustain collaborative relationships and structures for learning and work.

2.4 Infuse diversity of people, perspectives, ideas and experiences into the work.

2.5 Use skills of influence, persuasion and advocacy to engage with multiple community sectors as a public leader.

Performance Strand 3:
Leading and Managing Change

3.1 Develop and distribute leadership to sustain a high-performing organization.

3.2 Deploy an integrated management system for systemic results.

3.3 Use individual, group, and organizational change research, processes and tools.

3.4 Use reflection, inquiry and assessment practices for continuous learning and improvement.

3.5 Lead change efforts to scale.

Performance Strand 4:
Transforming Teaching and Learning

4.1 Expect high-quality teaching and learning.

4.2 Observe teaching practice and provide actionable feedback for professional learning.

4.3 Ensure all learners engage in rigorous, relevant, and student-centered learning experiences.

4.4 Become literate as a leader of digital learning environments.

4.5 Ensure alignment of standards, curriculum, teaching, assessment and professional learning.

Performance Strand 5:
Managing Accountability Systems

5.1 Use student performance-based accountability systems for decision-making.

5.2 Use adult performance-based accountability systems for decision-making.

5.3 Acquire, allocate and distribute resources equitably.

5.4 Embrace implications from emerging knowledge to improve student and adult learning and performance.

Full ALA Rubric (PDF)