Emerging Leaders Program

The TAGT Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) is designed to provide new (3 years or less) district G/T coordinators with the knowledge and skills needed to work effectively with school staff, parents, students, and the community to positively impact the development of appropriate educational services for G/T students in the district.

In addition to monthly online training/meetings during the school year,
program participants will come together at the TAGT giftED24 Conference, the 2025 Leadership Conference, and the 2025 Gifted+Equity Conference; identify a personal goal and action plan for the school year, and be partnered with a mentor. The ELP curriculum will be tailored to meet participants' specific needs, allowing for a personalized program that will hone leadership skills, expand knowledge and create growth opportunities. Sessions topics will focus on how to implement, build and nurture a G/T program, unite G/T goals with district goals, and resources covering the areas included in the state plan (student assessment, service design, curriculum and instruction, professional development, and family/community involvement).

Ideal candidates for the Emerging Leaders Program include individuals who are responsible for district-wide G/T program leadership and in their first 3 years of service in this position. District staff responsible for supervising the candidate must approve the candidate’s participation. Candidates will commit to participating in all program activities, identifying a personal goal and action plan, partnering with a mentor, and participating in a program evaluation.

Applications for the class of 2024-2025 are now open!

February 12, 2024 - Applications open 
April 19, 2024 -  Application deadline
Week of May 13, 2024 - Applicants will be notified
August 2024 - Sessions begin

The fee for the Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) for 2024-2025 is $1,229 for TAGT members and $1,329 for non-members. This fee includes monthly ELP sessions as well as registration for the TAGT giftED24 Conference, the 2025 Leadership Conference, and the 2025 Gifted+Equity Conference.  Complimentary event registrations are for ELP members only and are not transferable in the event that an ELP member cannot attend.

View the class of 2023-2024 here

Interested in being a mentor? Please see the Mentor page for more information here.

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