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Leadership SAISD is a 9-month program that provides community members the information and skills to become thought leaders around education.

Cohort members meet once a month to learn from experts in the fields of education, leadership, equity and public finance. Together, participants and experts explore the issues that shape public education today with an emphasis on real-world solutions and practical problem solving. Seminars provide a factual, non-partisan look at how schools function.

Cohort members explore the most relevant topics in education today including:

School Finance

Education Policy

Education Advocacy

Mental Health in Schools

Race and Equity

Cohort members hear from influential speakers and experts, review best practices and research, explore equity in education, and conduct site visits as part of the monthly classes.

Classes are held one Friday per month from 9:00 A.M to 3:00 P.M.

Dates for the 2017-2018 year are:

Friday, September 8, 2017 Session 1 9-3 (Mandatory Retreat)
Friday, October 6, 2017 Session 2 9-3
Friday, November 3, 2017 Session 3 9-3
Friday, December 1, 2017 Session 4 9-3
Friday, January 12, 2018 Session 5 9-3
Friday, February 2, 2018 Session 6 9-3
Friday, March 2, 2018 Session 7 9-3
Friday, April 6, 2018 Session 8 9-3
Friday, May 4, 2018 Session 9 (Graduation)

The application for 2017-2018 is closed. The application for the 2019 cohort will be available in June 2018.