Masterminds for School and District Leaders

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” –African proverb

Now, more than ever, school leaders can’t do it alone.
Come learn with us to be prepared to lead in a constantly changing world.
School leadership doesn’t have to be lonely.

Masterminds for School and District Leaders

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” –African proverb

Now, more than ever, school leaders can’t do it alone. Come learn with us to be prepared to lead in a constantly changing world. School leadership doesn’t have to be lonely.

What is a Mastermind?

This is an opportunity to join a facilitated community of school and district leaders from around the country, all of whom are working to solve the new and unique challenges facing educators. The goal is simple, the commitment is deep, the learning is profound. 

Why join a Mastermind group?

Research shows that the best professional learning focuses on real practice, supports collaboration, models effective practice, provides coaching and support, offers opportunities for feedback and reflection, and is of sustained duration. A Mastermind does all of that, drawing its strength from the full participation of each member.

What topics will we address?

Participant-generated topics will ensure that sessions are timely and relevant:

  • Developing the leadership skills that matter most at this time
  • Collaborating to identify and grapple with new, emerging challenges
  • Handling learning loss and learning gains
  • Balancing support of teachers with the need for more engaging instruction
  • Addressing the needs of our most vulnerable learners
  • Building a strong and engaging school culture
  • Planning professional learning that changes practice

Program details

Consider this alternative for your professional learning this year:

  • Meet twice a month for an hour with a group of 8-10 thoughtful leaders 
  • Ongoing communication, and support between meetings from facilitators and fellow participants
  • Includes readings, tools, templates
  • Opportunities to problem solve your specific issues by taking turns presenting to the “Think Tank”
  • Three options to pay: $129 a month. Or six months for 15% off: $659. Or one year for 20% off: $1,239. (A typical professional conference costs $1,000-$2,000.)
  • Includes a one year subscription to The Main Idea — monthly education book summaries, PD plans, PPT workshops, and more resources

Learn more or apply

Contact us via email to learn more:

Jenn David-Lang
Jenn@TheMainIdea.net

Mitch Center
Mitch@CenterEducationalConsulting.com

Apply Now

About the facilitators

Jenn David-Lang, author of The Main Idea, and Mitch Center, owner of Center Educational Consulting, have been supporting leaders across the country for over twenty years. They have teamed up to convene virtual communities of school & district leaders that provide resources, feedback, strategies, and support to one another,

TESTIMONIALS

“I have always been hesitant to join groups because I was unsure of the value. You have given me a completely new perspective. You have facilitated connections with others. I love the ideas we have shared as well.”

—Maytee D., Principal

“Thank you for a wonderful opportunity to connect with professionals across the country who are navigating these uncharted waters. The format of the sessions was excellent. I appreciated the tools that were used during each session because they were easy to use immediately in my school community.”

—Christine V., Assistant Principal

“Thank you for your insightful mentorship! It’s helped me stay focused on what really matters!”

—Beth S., Principal

“The opportunity to collaborate with people from around the country has been really motivating and energizing. I loved the one-pagers provided by Jenn, and I love the free sharing of resources that happens during the conversations, and the variety of formats (i.e., breakout rooms, Padlets, etc.) to model how we can make meetings more interactive. Before I became involved in this group, the COVID-19 thing was starting to drag on me making me a little depressed. The chance to interact and learn / grow really helped turn that around for me personally.”

—Donna S, Instructional Coach

What is a Mastermind?

This is an opportunity to join a facilitated community of school and district leaders from around the country, all of whom are working to solve the new and unique challenges facing educators. The goal is simple, the commitment is deep, the learning is profound. 

Why join a Mastermind group?

Research shows that the best professional learning focuses on real practice, supports collaboration, models effective practice, provides coaching and support, offers opportunities for feedback and reflection, and is of sustained duration. A Mastermind does all of that, drawing its strength from the full participation of each member.

What topics will we address?

Participant-generated topics will ensure that sessions are timely and relevant:

  • Developing the leadership skills that matter most at this time
  • Collaborating to identify and grapple with new, emerging challenges
  • Handling learning loss and learning gains
  • Balancing support of teachers with the need for more engaging instruction
  • Addressing the needs of our most vulnerable learners
  • Building a strong and engaging school culture
  • Planning professional learning that changes practice

Program details

Consider this alternative for your professional learning this year:

  • Meet twice a month for an hour with a group of 8-10 thoughtful leaders 
  • Ongoing communication, and support between meetings from facilitators and fellow participants
  • Includes readings, tools, templates
  • Opportunities to problem solve your specific issues by taking turns presenting to the “Think Tank”
  • Three options to pay: $129 a month. Or six months for 15% off: $659. Or one year for 20% off: $1,239. (A typical professional conference costs $1,000-$2,000.)
  • Includes a one year subscription to The Main Idea — monthly education book summaries, PD plans, PPT workshops, and more resources

Learn more or apply

Contact us via email to learn more:

Jenn David-Lang
Jenn@TheMainIdea.net

Mitch Center
Mitch@CenterEducationalConsulting.com

Apply Now

About the facilitators

Jenn David-Lang, author of The Main Idea, and Mitch Center, owner of Center Educational Consulting, have been supporting leaders across the country for over twenty years. They have teamed up to convene virtual communities of school & district leaders that provide resources, feedback, strategies, and support to one another,

Testimonials

“I have always been hesitant to join groups because I was unsure of the value. You have given me a completely new perspective. You have facilitated connections with others. I love the ideas we have shared as well.”

—Maytee D., Principal

“Thank you for a wonderful opportunity to connect with professionals across the country who are navigating these uncharted waters. The format of the sessions was excellent. I appreciated the tools that were used during each session because they were easy to use immediately in my school community.”

—Christine V., Assistant Principal

“Thank you for your insightful mentorship! It’s helped me stay focused on what really matters!”

—Beth S., Principal

“The opportunity to collaborate with people from around the country has been really motivating and energizing. I loved the one-pagers provided by Jenn, and I love the free sharing of resources that happens during the conversations, and the variety of formats (i.e., breakout rooms, Padlets, etc.) to model how we can make meetings more interactive. Before I became involved in this group, the COVID-19 thing was starting to drag on me making me a little depressed. The chance to interact and learn / grow really helped turn that around for me personally.”

—Donna S, Instructional Coach