Kentucky Chamber of Commerce to host third annual executive leadership training for school principals


Kentucky principals are encouraged to apply to attend the Kentucky Chamber Foundation’s Leadership Institute for School Principals – a program providing high-level executive leadership training that aims to improve schools from the inside out. The training is provided by the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), a top-ranked, global provider of leadership education and research. The Kentucky Chamber Foundation has developed a strategic partnership with CCL, using its executive training expertise for school leaders.

Since 2011, more than 100 Kentucky principals have completed the institute at no cost to themselves thanks to donations from Kentucky’s business community. Companies such as UPS, Maker’s Mark, Alliance Coal, Booth Energy, CSI (of Paducah), AT&T, and Toyota – along with dozens of small companies – have donated funds to make the program possible.

The cost to attend the institute is $9,000 per principal – but because of the donations, there are no out-of-pocket expenses. The training includes a three-day session at the CCL campus in Greensboro, N.C., and four days of training by CCL instructors at the Kentucky Chamber’s headquarters in Frankfort.

The Leadership Institute trains principals to:

•             build a high-performance culture;

•             influence others to ensure student success;

•             explore how knowledge of individual strengths and developmental needs can produce positive outcomes for students, schools and communities; and

•             practice new behaviors for positive results.

This year, dozens of elementary, middle and high school principals from across Kentucky representing both public and private schools will be selected. Though all applicants will be considered, preference will be given to those early in their career. Applications must be submitted by midnight on March 15.

Interested principals can find more details and apply online at

For more information, contact Betsy Dexter at 502-848-8734.

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