What is group enrollment?
The Certificate in School Management and Leadership (CSML) offers an enrollment option for school leaders that enables 5 or more to experience learning through a course (or courses) as a group, in tandem with the global CSML cohort. Taking any set of CSML courses as a group enables participants to reflect on their specific context around shared language, frameworks and strategies. In this way, a cohort can develop a deeper understanding of the course content together.
Group enrollment bypasses the individual participant application and payment phases. Below we have outlined who has benefited from this process in the past, why we think group enrollment is a good option, and how to get started.
The CSML courses are hosted on the innovative HBS Online platform and all courses are entirely virtual, highly interactive, and case-based.
Who should participate?
CSML group enrollment is designed for groups of school leaders who are looking to deepen their knowledge of leadership and management in schools. Specifically:
- School leaders that are responsible for supporting and managing teams of teachers or other school staff
- District, charter, faith-based, and independent school leaders
- School, district, or school management leadership teams
Why the group enrollment process?
Enrolling a group of school leaders as a cohort in a CSML course, gives organizations an opportunity to leverage the learning experiences through each course in service of their team or organization’s own unique set of professional learning goals. Participants of the group enrollment process have shared that learning through a common language alongside their colleagues and across key cohorts of leaders within their community has helped unite their team in tackling shared challenges and initiatives.
We have also learned from group enrollment alumni that the learning objectives across the CSML courses often fit seamlessly into the existing leadership development strategy. Whatever your goals, our group enrollment team is ready to support you as you think about how to best incorporate the Certificate in School Management and Leadership into your organization’s practice.
How do I register my team for the group enrollment process?
Whether this is your group’s first course in the Certificate, or you are returning, the group enrollment process requires two important pieces:
The full or partial sponsorship of a cohort’s participation by an organization. This could be your district, a local or regional non-profit, or other organization invested in continuing education and scaling professional learning for school leaders
The sponsoring organization commits to guiding the cohort of school leaders through the onboarding process. Assigning a group leader to support participants in registering and enrolling as a group sets up your team for a successful group learning experience. Our team also works closely with the group leader from onboarding to invoicing for each course.
If the CSML group enrollment process aligns with you or your organization’s professional learning objectives, we invite you to submit the Group Enrollment Inquiry Form. Our team will follow-up with you via email with the next steps involved in registering and enrolling your group.
Leading Learning, our new CSML course, will be offered July 21- August 18, 2021.
Please submit your group enrollment inquiry form by Wednesday, June 16, 2021 for our upcoming July term.
What Participants Are Saying
“The biggest benefit of this program is that I can immediately apply the learnings to my work on a daily basis. I’ve participated in a lot of professional development, but this is the one I keep coming back to. We’re going through a big culture and district change and CSML has given me the knowledge and reflective space that I wouldn’t have had otherwise.”
- Jamie Flynn, Principal, A.C. Whelan Elementary School, Revere, Massachusetts