Research has established that among school factors influencing learning, leadership is second only to instruction (Leithwood, Louis, Anderson, & Wahlstrom, 2004).  There are Five Key Practices of Effective Principals as identified by this Wallace Foundation research:

Shaping a vision of academic success for all students
Creating a climate hospitable to education
Cultivating leadership in others
Improving instruction
Managing people, data, and processes to foster school improvement

ESU 10 is committed to providing high quality professional learning for building principals as they are instrumental to the effectiveness of schools.  Annually, ESU 10 designs professional learning opportunities for regional PK-12 building principals that align to the Five Key Practices of Effective Principals and the Nebraska Principal Performance Framework.  Opportunities include: 

Training in instructional strategies and providing feedback
Updates on State, Federal, and ESU Initiatives
Opportunities for sharing and collaboration with peer administrators
Guest panels/speakers highlighting examples of best practice
Dialogue and problem solving concerning current and emerging educational trends
Book studies

Leithwood, K., Louis, K. S., Anderson, S., & Wahlstrom, K. (2004). How leadership influences student learning. New York: The Wallace Foundation.