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The National Educator Program’s International Leadership Fellows Institute is a year-long professional program designed to challenge and strengthen exceptional, early-career principals and promising candidates to be future administrators. The Institute's goal is to develop principals with the knowledge, skills, and vision to lead progressive, innovative schools where teachers are empowered to be leaders and all students have equal access to success.

Participants attend intensive retreats and virtual working seminars where they investigate the challenges of effective school leadership and the skills required to meet them. Since 2011, we have created three cohorts of Leadership Fellows, and a fourth cohort of Fellows Candidates are currently completing their residency.

A partnership of NEP and Colorado State University, the International Leadership Fellows Institute is one of the premier leadership development courses for educators in world. It is not only a profound addition to your resume, it is a life skills training for career-long improvement and growth in school leadership.



INSTITUTE COMPONENTS
LEADERSHIP PRELIMINARY
This two-week session on-site in Pasco County, Florida USA builds the knowledge and skill base necessary based on research and volumes of practical experience. This preparation helps administrators lead their schools to ongoing, sustainable success and achievement, despite adversities.
LEADERSHIP CULMINATION
In this final week, you will present your leadership portfolio for peer review and instructor assessment. You will also meet and begin to mentor members of the new cohort who are onsite with you. Upon successful completion, you will receive the designation, "NEP International Leadership Fellow."
RESIDENCY
Throughout the course of a full school year, you will implement cultural leadership change at your sponsor school site and conduct ongoing action research. You will be supported by your Institute facilitators, your cohort, and your senior cohort advisor.


CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS
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For more information, email Natalie Rodriguez-Thompson at natalie@neponline.org



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Seats are strictly limited. This insures that each Fellowship candidate is provided the quality of personal instruction, coaching, and support required to carry the NEP name.

Each cohort has no more than thirty participants. To be one of them, you must:

  • Be a current principal in good standing

  • Have a letter of recommendation from the superintendent of your school district


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  • Be a current assistant principal in good standing

  • Have a letter of recommendation from a sponsoring principal

  • Have a letter of recommendation from the superintendent of your school district


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  • Have an earned a degree in educational leadership or school administration from an accredited post-secondary institution

  • Have a letter of recommendation from the dean of the college or president of the university that awarded the above degree
    • Have a letter of recommendation from a sponsoring school principal

  • Have a letter of recommendation from the superintendent of your school district


Participants will receive an Institute Certificate and university graduate credit (if applicable) upon completion of all expectations and work assignments to the satisfaction of the Lead Facilitators, and according to the academic requirements of The Colorado State University.



INSTITUTE FACULTY
PRINCIPAL INSTRUCTORS
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DIANE VARANO
Principal - NEP Lab School
New York City, USA

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DR. MARK A. THOMPSON
Executive Director - NEP
Denver, USA

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SPEAKERS
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HON. EHSANULLAH EHSAN
Director - KIMS
Kandahar, Afghanistan

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DR. DAWN MALLETTE
Professor
Colorado State University
Ft. Collins, USA

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FRANK DEANGELIS
Principal (Ret) - Columbine High School
Littleton, USA

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INSTITUTE PARTNERS