The Indian Country School Leadership Institute (ICSLI)
School leadership is a critical component of an effective school, district, and community. The Indian Country School Leadership Institute (ICSLI) is designed to help build capacity amongst school and district leaders serving Indigenous communities. This institute is open to current and aspiring leaders for positions such as principal, assistant principal, superintendent, assistant superintendent, and other district-level leadership roles.
The ICSLI program will help school and district leaders develop and enhance leadership skills that align to serving Indigenous populations including cultural awareness, communication skills, problem solving, conflict resolution, community and governmental relationship building, policies and procedures, as well as other leadership skill sets to effectively work with Indigenous students, staff, leaders, and community members. The ICSLI program will guide leaders through collaborative discussions, problem solving, establishing platforms and philosophies for leadership development; as well as, applying leadership skills and research to build leadership capacity to serve indigenous populations.
Indian Country School Leadership Institute participants will engage in reviewing leadership topics, conducting literature reviews, and developing an action plan for increasing leadership capacities and conduct a thorough leadership action plan resulting in a Indigenous leadership guide for present and future leaders in Indigenous education systems.
Leaders create pathways for those they serve to succeed. ISCLI will help any school or district leader build capacity to become the best leader possible for the communities they serve.
Benefits of program participation Accordion Closed
Upon completing the program, the following will be granted:
- Certificate of completion with 35 seat hours noted for professional development
- $500 stipend provided upon completion
- Self-authored practice guide is published on INE website
- Connected to a diverse community of educational leaders with a shared commitment to culturally responsive schooling
How can I participate in the ICSLI? Accordion Closed
Participants in the ICSLI are motivated, intellectually curious school or district leaders who want to build capacity for serving Indigenous communities and have high expectations for their students. If you meet these criteria, you may apply.
- Must be a school or district leader working in an Indigenous-serving school (i.e., Principal, Asst. Principal, Superintendent, Asst. Superintendent, and other district-level leadership roles)
- Employed in a publicly-funded or tribally- funded school in Arizona
- Ability to attend all meetings. Click here for our schedule.
Applications for 2024 will be opening soon! If you are considering applying to an INE professional development program in 2024, please submit your information through this survey and we will contact you when applications open.
Current program information for the ICSLI Accordion Closed
ICSLI schedule for 2023
Download the ICSLI schedule 2023