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Office of K-12 Outreach

Emerging Leaders

For nearly 20 years, MSU’s Emerging Leaders Program has been providing potential school principals an opportunity to explore in detail the knowledge, skillsets and mindsets required to be a successful leader in today’s complex educational environments. This intimate, 3-day experience connects emerging educational leaders with highly successful assistant principals, principals and superintendents. Together, they explore the joys and challenges inherent in the principalship. This event is held in July of each year in collaboration with the statewide elementary and secondary principals association.

Topics include:

  • Personal Temperament: Implications for Your Role as a Principal
  • Communication: Problems, Priorities and Strategies for New Principals
  • A Balanced Life: Family, Fun and the Principalship
  • Instructional Leadership: A Day in the Life of the Principal
  • The Secrets of Getting Hired: Preparing Yourself and Your Resume
  • Getting a Job: Mock Interviews for the Principalship