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Leadership is one of the cross-cutting strategies of Vermont Institutes. We provide professional development, offer administrative retreats, and analyze systemic structures and conditions, often in partnership with other statewide organizations. We offer courses, workshops, seminars, institutes, and academies.

Jonathan Kozol, keynote speaker, Leadership Academy 2004
Jonathan Kozol, keynote speaker, Leadership Academy 2004

  • Our work addresses knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, and individual and institutional behaviors.

  • Sustained relationships with individuals and systems are necessary if meaningful change is to take place and take hold.

  • The investment made in professional development brings greatest returns when it is set in a comprehensive, coordinated and long-term plan

Kathy Johnson, Director of Equity Initiatives at VI, leads a session on closing the achievement gap

Kathy Johnson, Director of Equity Initiatives at Vermont Institutes, leads a session on closing the achievement gap


* Schools whose contracts combine consultation for systemic reform with content area professional development can be eligible for our new “Collaborating Schools” preferred rates. Contact us for more information.

Personal and Professional Support to School Leaders

Summer Leadership Academy

Held during the first week of August, the Academy offers opportunities for teams or individuals to come together to relax and learn. Extended strands offer in-depth exploration of key issues with time for networking and sharing.

* Save the date for Academy ’05: August 2nd -4th or 5th at the Killington Grand *

Presented by a partnership between Vermont Institutes and the Vermont Consortium for School Leadership, the Vermont Principals’ Association, the Woodruff Institute for School Leadership, the Snelling Center for Government, the University of Vermont, VT-ASCD, and funded in part by the Regional Alliance for Mathematics and Science Education, the VT Business Roundtable, and the Gates Foundation

Dr. Jernstedt leads a session on Learning and the Brain

Dr. G. Christian Jernstedt leads a session on Learning and the Brain – one of the Academy’s most popular strands

Featuring workshops, national speakers, networking, and opportunities for professional and personal renewal.

Academy participants listen to J. Kozol

Academy participants listen to Jonathan Kozol

Thank you for bringing the relevant associations (people) together for the common purpose of improving our skills to serve students, staff, and communities. - Leadership Academy participant

Ray Pellegrini, Ex. Dir. of the VPA, at the '04 Academy
Ray Pellegrini, Executive Director of the VT Principals’ Association, at the ’04 Academy

Join us in our community of instructional leaders. Our mission is to develop educational cultures and systems that will support and sustain quality leadership for every Vermont School.

Call Nicole Saginor at 828-0068

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