Education Leadership (K-12)

Creating Cultures Where Learning Comes First

Stronger schools and classrooms require effective educational leaders. Start with our transformational school leadership training programs.

Effective leaders are invaluable, both in the classroom and in the workforce. And strong educational leadership directly impacts student and community success. Yet school and district leaders are must produce results despite limited resources and complex, competing demands.

Investing in high-quality, research-based leadership training for educators can help build a more trusting, collaborative, and inclusive culture where learning occurs every day. Our proven school leadership training for educators can help develop leadership skills for principals, headmasters, teachers, and administrators — improving outcomes both for individual students and entire schools, districts, and communities.

Today’s youth are tomorrow’s leaders. And students need more than traditional academic skills to succeed — they need a strong sense of self and the ability to collaborate with others to meet the complex challenges of our rapidly changing world. Integrating youth leadership development into classrooms and school cultures enhances a student’s holistic growth and social-emotional leadership.

At CCL, we’re proud of our educational leadership development training with principals, students, faculty, schools, districts, associations, and higher education institutions. Many of our school leadership training initiatives offering top-notch educational leadership training for educators are funded through partnerships with foundations for philanthropic leadership.

Our Leadership Training Programs for Educators (K-12)

Partner with us to co-create programs that provide transformative leadership training for educators.

Using our extensive research, discovery process, and a combination of talent diagnostic tools and assessments, we can do a deep dive into your people, your organizational priorities, and your staff engagement levels to help inform your investments to ensure you see ROI as you develop leadership skills for principals and headmasters.

  • Get a clear understanding of the impact of your investment in educational leadership training

We offer a variety of time-tested, proven leadership topic modules to help upskill your team with targeted professional development for educators that builds needed leadership skills.

Choices especially suited to school leadership training include boundary spanning, effective leadership through Direction, Alignment, and Commitment, resilience-building, and feedback training. We can deliver this content — or you can. Either way, our content provides the support needed for educational leadership training initiatives.

  • Proven content modules can be used standalone or combined

Starting from the transformative premise that better culture starts with better conversations, our conversational skills training can help you strengthen the fabric of your entire school, organization, and community.

Build and scale conversational skills for more candid and productive conversations, more effective solutions to your challenges, and a stronger, more psychologically safe culture of feedback at your educational institution.

  • Human-centered, research-based development experience
  • Scalable options across large populations

Go Deeper on Leadership Training for Educators

Learn more about the 4 requirements for improving school culture, the most needed leadership skills for principals based on our research, and how our school leadership training for educators creates lasting impact:

What Our Educational Leadership Training Clients Are Saying

At CCL, we measure success by lives touched and impact made. That’s why the organizations we work with and the leaders we transform consistently tell us the same thing: their experience with us is a game-changer. These organizations’ investments in developing leadership skills for principals through our proven programs offering leadership training for educators and youth have impacted thousands of lives in hundreds of communities.

But don’t just take our word for it — take theirs.

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“Can I just say that I love CCL? I love the impact it has made on me personally and professionally. I love how it fits perfectly with educational philosophy and globalization. I love that you mean what you say and you say what you mean. I love the footprint CCL is making on the Ravenscroft community.”

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Ravenscroft School

“The Vermont Principals’ Association has supported learners and leaders for over 100 years. This gift allows us to realize the goal of providing high-level leadership development to all Vermont principals regardless of school size or budget capacity. We’re excited to partner with CCL and like-minded leadership organizations in Vermont.”

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Ken Page

Executive Director
Vermont Principals’ Association

“This has been one of the best leadership development courses I have experienced in my 25 years of education. The course made me grow as a superintendent, leader, father, and husband. The program makes you reflect on who you are as a person and provides peer support to help you grow in weak areas. I would recommend this training for any new or seasoned superintendent. Awesome experience!”

Dr. David Hall

District Superintendent, Pre-K-12
Oberlin, OH, City Schools

“I am at a point in my career where my role has shifted and I need to think about supporting principals in a new way. My experience at CCL with the Margaret Waddington Leadership Initiative was very timely and helped me think about a reset as an educator. I’m excited about this opportunity for continued growth!”

Bonnie Johnson-Aten

Principal Supervisor
Margaret Waddington Institute for School Leaders Program Alumna

Impact of Our Partnerships for Leadership Training for Educators

What participants said about our school leadership training programs:

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would recommend the course to others
1 %
were able to make meaningful connections
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have been able to apply program lessons at work

Meet Our Educational Leadership Development Experts

Greg Cameron

Greg Cameron

Portfolio Director & Senior Faculty

Greg has an extensive background in nonprofit and educational leadership effectiveness, program design, development, and delivery. He is an internationally recognized expert in developing collective efficacy and organizational collaboration. At CCL, he leverages his experience to lead statewide K-12 leadership development initiatives and design development programs in partnership with school districts, universities, professional associations, and nonprofits.

Marin Burton

Marin Burton

Senior Faculty

With over 20 years of experience as a trainer and experiential educator, Marin has worked with a wide variety of organizations, including schools, colleges, and nonprofit organizations. Since joining CCL, she has focused on incorporating leadership development into the organizational culture. Marin has also taught undergraduate and graduate courses on the theory, philosophy, and practice of experiential education. In her faculty role, she delivers some of our educational leadership programs.

Susan Reinecke

Susan Reinecke


Susan has over 20 years of experience working in and with public and private schools, colleges, universities, and nonprofits across the U.S. She has taught at both the university and community college level and has held multiple leadership roles within the educational system. Her experiences as a professional educator and school leader give her an insider’s view of the rewards and challenges of improving education. She strongly believes that educational leadership is both a science and an art.

Let’s Discuss Leadership Training for Educators

Our experts are here to helpLet’s talk about how our expertise in school leadership training for educators and youth social-emotional learning can help you create a culture where learning comes first.

Leadership Skills for Principals & K-12 Educators: Research & Resources

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More About K-12 Educational Leadership Programs

School Leadership Training to Strengthen Leadership Skills for Principals

Educational leadership presents unique challenges at every level. Honing leadership skills for principals and headmasters is important because they must manage hiring and evaluating teachers, communicating with parents, keeping standardized test scores up, budgeting and fundraising, and creating a school environment where a diverse range of students can thrive.

Superintendents and association heads must act as CEOs, change agents, and managers. Their actions shape the lives of thousands of future adults. At CCL, we understand these challenges and offer educational leadership professional development for every facet of K-12 education. 

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Partnering for Educational Leadership Development

Whether you need to develop leadership capacity across your faculty or district, advance leadership skills for principals and headmasters, or offer budding student leaders access to social-emotional learning for youth leadership development, we have research-based school leadership training programs that are designed to deliver classroom success.

Our evidence-backed professional leadership training for educators uses credentialed, relevant, and unique programming designed to deliver classroom success and build collaborative relationships in schools, districts, and communities.

Frequently Asked Questions About Leadership Training for Educators

Leadership training for educators can help create a more trusting and inclusive culture where learning happens every day. Additionally, our research-backed leadership training helps educators foster more collaborative relationships in schools, districts, and communities overall. When you integrate leadership development into classrooms and schools, it enhances the leadership capacity of superintendents, principals, headmasters, and teachers, while at the same time supporting the holistic growth and social-emotional leadership of students. 

School leadership training is important because it strengthens educational leaders, enhances leadership skills for principals, administrators, and staff, and builds youth leadership capacity within faculties and districts. Investments in educational leadership development can help improve learning outcomes for entire communities. 

At the Center for Creative Leadership, our evidence-based professional leadership training helps build leadership skills for principals by leveraging credentialed, relevant, and personalized programming that’s designed to deliver classroom success and build collaborative relationships in schools, districts, and communities. We understand the unique challenges that principals and headmasters face, like managing and hiring teachers, fundraising, and keeping standardized test scores up, so we have tailored our programs to develop the leadership skills needed to tackle these issues head-on.

More questions? Our experts are here to help. Let’s have a conversation!

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