Join a Network

Join a Network

Thank you for your interest in joining SLN professional learning networks.

Enrollment is now open for professional learning networks starting Fall 2015 in locations in New York, Washington D.C and Los Angeles.

If you are a school leader based in another location, and interested in participating in a network, please contact us, for information on upcoming virtual networks.

Why Join a Professional Learning Network?

Today, the expectation is for principals to lead schools to accelerated improvement. We know that school leaders are driven to make a difference for their students every day of every year. It's delivering on this promise that is the complex challenge they grapple with daily.

To improve your school, you know you can't simply rely on what you’ve done in the past to succeed. To accelerate learning and improve student outcomes, you have to implement best practices, proven by research.  Leading school improvement is a tough job and even tougher to tackle alone.

It’s a more manageable endeavor when you are connected to a network of peers- other, local, like-minded school leaders who see value in their own professional development.

Joining a SLN professional learning network will provide you with a collegial environment where you can pose problems of practice, and learn from and with other school leaders.   You will access the support and collective expertise and experience of a cohort of your peers as you collaboratively explore effective leadership skills, procedures, and practices.

School Leaders Network’s professional learning networks are designed to help you to:


CONNECT with other school leaders in a rigorous, inquiry-based learning environment, with a focus on strategies to improve leadership skills and academic results.

Learn how to effectively LEAD school transformation using the five pivotal practices in a research-based Design for Leading framework, new protocols, tools and resources.

SUCCEED at driving forward substantial gains in school performance and student achievement.

What School Leaders Say

Here’s how leaders have described their SLN professional learning experience. 

“You cannot put a value on this type of collaboration because of how important it is to have support to help you grow.”

“The format of the SLN group and meetings encourages school leaders to communicate and use one another’s knowledge and experience to solve problems.”

“SLN has allowed me to grow as a professional with the Network of leaders from schools similar to mine.”

“A source of encouragement to try new leadership approaches”

“A support network that met my professional development needs” 

Read more about the network learning experience


The fee to participate in an SLN professional learning network is $3000 per year. (Discounts and scholarships are available in select locations). Network members tell us this is time and money well spent.

Contact us to talk about customized pricing options in your area.