AVI CHAI Foundation to Sponsor Day School Leaders at the Harvard Principals’ Center Summer Institute

June 26 – July 3, 2012

Source: AVI CHAI Foundation


This summer, AVI CHAI will sponsor up to 15 day school leaders to attend an institute at The Principals’ Center at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Improving Schools: The Art of Leadership (AOL) June 26 – July 3, 2012. This institute helps you to identify areas of school improvement, establish priorities, develop strategies and build a base of support around a change initiative. Through research-based curriculum, you will focus on effective supervision and evaluation, multiple approaches to solving leadership challenges and how to best support teaching and learning in the classroom. Upon completion of the program you will have examined your own leadership challenges in the context of instructional improvement and learned methods to lead and manage your school more effectively.


To enable and support day school leaders to apply their Harvard learning to their day school contexts, AVI CHAI has added two components to this program:

  1. A day of professional development IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING the Institute (afternoon of July 2nd through the 3rd) that allows participants to process the overall experience and begin to think about its relevance and application to day schools.
  2. Monthly conference calls during the coming academic year that each address a specific topic presented over the summer and discuss practical ways of using those insights or implementing those strategies in one’s own day school.

In order to receive AVI CHAI funding for the Institute, applicants must participate in BOTH these additional components, which will be led by a Harvard group facilitator who is herself an experienced day school principal.

For more information, see the AVI CHAI Blog.

Updated: Feb. 28, 2012