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Leadership Institute

Professional Development Opportunity

Leadership Institute

Are you:

  • Forward thinking?
  • Change-oriented?
  • Interested in being the next generation of career & technical leadership?

The Leadership Institute may be for you!

Each year Idaho Division of Career & Technical Education accepts nominations and applications for The Leadership Institute.

What is the Leadership Institute?

The Leadership Institute is a commitment to your professional development. 

The program consists of five basic components:

  1. Attending seminars on Idaho and national career and technical education policies, administration, and leadership.
  2. Participating in the Idaho School Administrators Association Project Leadership seminar, which includes a conference each year for three years and a research project.  Project Leadership includes a component of regional meeting that vary from region to region, and leadership institute members must attend five meetings each year. The meeting schedule is on the application.
  3. Creating an Administrative Professional Development Plan.
  4. Earning an Idaho Career & Technical Education administrator’s endorsement.
  5. As an optional component to the final year, participating in mentoring and/or an internship.

Each institute session involves one or more specialists or consultants who focus on fundamental education and leadership concepts and issues that will assure insight into the dimensions of the operation, funding, maintenance and design of Idaho Career & Technical Education programs. Participants are expected to attend the ACTE National Policy Seminar, ACTE Best Practices, ICTE State Policy Seminar, three Idaho Career & Technical Education Professional Development conferences, and IASA Project Leadership meetings. During the three years of participation in Leadership Institute, each participant will be encouraged to complete requirements for an Idaho Career & Technical Education Administrator Certificate. This requirement necessitates the completion of at least 15 semester credits of coursework in school leadership that includes, but is not limited to, coursework in the following areas:

  • School finance
  • Administration and supervision of personnel
  • Legal and ethical aspects of school administration

All Course requirements for the institute activities are provided by Idaho State University and the University of Idaho.

What are the costs involved?

Who is responsible for costs? 

Expenses covered by the District, Institution, or Participant are: Substitutes for absences from the classroom to attend meetings or conferences; university credit (optional, up to 6 semester hours per year); ICTE REACH Conference.

Expenses covered by Idaho Career & Technical Education are registration, travel, lodging, and per diem associated with:

  1. IASA Project Leadership meetings in October or November
  2. ACTE Best Practices (location varies) and National Policy Seminar in Washington DC.*
  3. One or two state-level meetings during the year

*Participants will attend the ACTE Best Practices one year and the ACTE National Policy Seminar held in Washington DC on another year. All meetings are mandatory.

Am I qualified?

Each applicant is considered for personal leadership goals, program outlook, and institutional support. Please keep in mind participation in Leadership Institute is competitive. Completion of the nomination and application process does not guarantee acceptance. To apply for the Leadership Institute, the preferred candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree in education, and/or hold an occupational endorsement with a minimum of three years’ teaching experience in an occupational discipline
  • Have completed a minimum of four of the five following courses:
    • Principles/Foundations of Career & Technical Education
    • Analysis/Curriculum Design
    • Vocational Guidance/Occupations & Education Information
    • Methods of Teaching
    • Evaluation
  • Hold a Master’s degree or be willing to achieve the degree over the Leadership Institute duration
  • Be recommended for leadership training by his/her supervisor, which includes agreement by the supervisor to allow the LI candidate to fully participate in all Leadership Institute trainings and activities
  • To advance through the Leadership Institute levels, participants must have positive employment in a CTE entity
  • Be an ACTE Member

Outline of the three-year agenda

Participants will attend the ACTE Best Practices one year (location varies) and the ACTE National Policy Seminar held in Washington DC, another year. All meetings are mandatory.

YearSummerFall Spring
AICTE Summer Conference REACH
August/Boise
ACTE Best Practices 
September or October  

IASA Project Leadership 
October or November

Fall IASA Project Leadership Regional Meetings
ICTE State Policy Seminar
February 

Possible Spring LI Meeting

Spring IASA Project Leadership Regional Meetings
BICTE Summer Conference REACH
August/Boise
IASA Project Leadership

Possible Fall LI Meeting

Fall IASA Project Leadership Regional Meetings
ACTE National Policy Seminar 

Possible Spring LI Meeting

Spring IASA Project Leadership Regional Meetings
CICTE Summer Conference REACH
August/Boise
IASA Project Leadership

Fall IASA Project
Leadership Regional Meetings
Spring IASA Project Leadership Regional Meetings

Idaho Career & Technical Education is funding and facilitating activities for the Idaho Career & Technical Education Leadership Institute. The purpose of this Institute is to prepare the next generation of district and state career and technical leaders. It is designed to produce forward-thinking and change-oriented leaders through a three-year program of study. Three to six new prospective leaders will be initiated into the Institute during the annual Idaho Career & Technical Education Professional Development Conference: REACH.

Resources

Educator Portal

Leadership Institute Application
Completed nomination and application packet must be submitted by May 15, 2021.

Need More Information?

Dona Orr

Dona Orr 
Director of Professional Development
208.429.5519

Betsy Bearden

Betsy Bearden
Administrative Assistant
208.429.5546

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