The Illinois Principals Association was named as an approved Illinois State Board of Education IL-EMPOWER learning partner to provide support to qualifying schools. Below you will find a listing of services provided by IPA that can be paid for with IL-EMPOWER dollars. IPA looks forward to being one of multiple IL-EMPOWER learning partners with which your school district can engage. Learn more about IL-Empower here.
The Illinois Principals Association has a stable of veteran, highly trained mentors. In supporting and developing the performance of the new administrator, IPA mentors provide expertise in the administrator’s specific role and needs as well as in the school/district stage of development and situation. The new administrator will receive a wide variety of mentoring support including instructional and collaborative goal setting, action planning, and monitoring of results and impact. You can view a complete description of the mentor program here.
The Illinois Principals Association has a stable of veteran, highly trained coaches. In supporting and facilitating the refinement of leadership impact for experienced administrators, the coach will provide reflective and collaborative coaching that raise the level of insight and strategic decision making and planning in order to stretch and achieve desired goals and performance. You can view a complete description of the coaching program here.
Year-Long Cohort Programs for Leadership Development
The Illinois Principals Association’s School Leader Networks are year-long leadership development programs that provides interactive and action-oriented learning, professional networking, resources, and individual support for administrators. Principals, assistant principals, and other school administrators will benefit from the programs. There are currently three different cohorts offered annually. Those cohorts are the Aspiring School Leader Network, the Launching School Leader Network and the Building School Leader Network. You can view a comparison of the various cohort programs here.
The Illinois Principals Association and the Ed Leaders Network are now offering micro-credentials to school leaders. Micro-credentials allow you to demonstrate mastery of leadership skills by earning digital badges. Micro-credentials allow you to personalize your professional development experience and earn PD clock hours in a new and exciting way. You can read more about micro-credentials, as well as what micro-credentials are offered, here.