Quality-Plus Leader Academy: Curriculum Strands and Critical Reading









Quality-Plus Leader Academy: Curriculum Strands and Critical Reading

The Quality-Plus Leader Academy is different from other leadership development programs found across the country. The instructors are senior executives in the school system... a true reflection of the district’s investment and ownership in this program and its future leaders. In addition, the comprehensive curriculum, developed to meet the needs of Gwinnett leaders, includes lessons from renowned experts in each area of study. The curriculum strands include:
  • Foundations of Leadership
  • Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
  • Human Resources
  • Budgeting and Finance
  • Community and Public Relations
  • Operations Management
  • Information Management

Participants are also exposed to invaluable leadership content from well-known thought leaders. The QPLA critical reading list for 2009 includes the following titles:
  • "Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done" by Larry Bossidy & Ram Charan
  • "Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…and Others Don’t" by Jim Collins
  • "Good to Great and the Social Sectors: Why Business Thinking is Not the Answer, A Monograph to Accompany Good to Great" by Jim Collins
  • "Leadership on the Line: Staying Alive through the Dangers of Leading" by Ronald A. Heifetz & Marty Linsky
  • "The Heart of Change: Real-Life Stories of How People Change Their Organizations" by John P. Kotter & Dan S. Cohen
  • "StrengthsFinder 2.0" by Tom Rath
  • "The Principal Challenge: Leading and Managing Schools in an Era of Accountability" by Marc S. Tucker & Judy B. Codding