The Forum for Advanced Leadership

The TAGT Forum for Advanced Leadership is designed for those who are looking to broaden their strategic thinking, enhance their decision-making abilities, develop strong leadership and management skills, and gain a deeper understanding of how to navigate the dynamic and nuanced challenges of your role in education. This cohort-style program answers the need for comprehensive training and support to enhance leadership capabilities and empower leaders to advocate for and support gifted students effectively. The program's goals include fostering collaboration, strategic thinking, problem-solving, self-awareness, and change management. Program outcomes include improved program equity and quality, enhanced collaboration, and empowered leaders driving positive change in gifted education.

The Forum will include time and resources from experts in personal and organizational leadership, self-assessment tools and action-oriented reflection, in-person and virtual engagements to foster deeper connections with others in similar roles and stages of your career, goal setting with dedicated support, and complimentary registration to the 2025 TAGT Leadership Conference, March 23-25, 2025. Sponsored by Numinds Enrichment 

Rolling Application Deadline: August 31, 2024
Notification of Acceptance: Within 2 weeks of application submission

2023-2024 or 2024-2025 funds can be used for this program.

Preview the application questions here.

Program Details

$1,229 member/$1,329 non-member (includes Leadership Conference registration)
Requirements: Former or current experience overseeing a district-wide gifted program or supervisory role over a campus gifted program (ex: Executive Director, Director, Coordinator, Principal, Assistant Principal, Dean, or similar position)

Gatherings will take place in-person and virtually, approximately 5 times a year during these months:
  • October
  • November
  • January
  • March
  • June

Program Components

  1. Personal Leadership
Leaders will embark on a journey of self-discovery and reflection to unlock their full leadership potential. Through engaging activities and introspective discussions, participants will explore their core values, strengths, and areas for growth, cultivating a strong sense of self-awareness that will guide their decision-making and inspire their teams.
  1. Leading Others
Building upon the foundation of personal leadership, leaders are equipped with the essential skills and strategies to effectively lead and inspire others. Participants will learn how to foster a culture of trust, empower their teams, and leverage the unique talents of each member. This interactive learning will provide practical tools to navigate challenges and cultivate a collaborative and high-performing leadership environment.
  1. Systems and Strategies
Recognizing that effective leadership extends beyond individual efforts, leaders will delve into the intricate workings of school district systems. Participants will gain a deep understanding of the complexities and interdependencies within the education landscape, examining how policies and structures impact student success. Through case studies and problem-solving exercises, leaders will develop innovative strategies to optimize resources, enhance communication, and ensure equitable opportunities for all students.
  1. Leading Change
Leaders will explore the powerful role they play in leading meaningful and sustainable change within their communities. Drawing upon real-life examples of successful change initiatives, participants will learn how to navigate resistance, engage stakeholders, and create a shared vision for the future. By embracing a growth mindset and fostering a culture of continuous improvement, leaders will drive positive transformation throughout their school districts. Leaders will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to lead change using John Kotter's 8-Step Model.

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