2020-2021 Leadership, Equity and Diversity (LEAD) Program
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Click here for this year's program flyer and a PDF of the application.


As diversity continues to grow across the state of Colorado, there is still too little opportunity for students to encounter positive leadership role models of similar culture, race and/or ethnicity in their schools and districts. CASE is committed to supporting aspiring leaders of color in order to build a more representative, diverse and equitable candidate pool for leadership positions in both school and district administration across Colorado. Through thoughtful instructor presentations, self-reflection, online discussions, homework assignments and networking with peers, participants in the CASE LEAD program will assess their leadership capacity, and opportunities for growth, as well as understand more about the kind of leadership roles they may want to pursue. Thanks to the support of program sponsors, participants will also receive a comped registration for the Winter Leadership Conference or CASE Aspiring to the Principalship workshop. An annual social gathering will bring together participants from previous cohorts to share in the success and stories from each class.



Please find more detailed information in the event flyer (link above).

SESSION 1: Is A Leader In You Waiting To Be Discovered? 

Saturday, October 3, 2020, 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM (Lunch included)

This session increases your awareness of the leadership role and gives you the opportunity to discover whether it's a role worth pursuing. 

SESSION 2: The Promise of Leadership

Saturday, November 7, 2020, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This session explores what it takes to be a good leader.

SESSION 3: Discovering The Skills, Qualities, and Tools It Takes To Be A School Leader Teacher Leaders As Advocates for Change

Saturday, December 12, 2020, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This session identifies the key skills, qualities and tools of effective school leaders.


SESSION 4:Teacher Leaders As Advocates For Change

Saturday, January 11, 2021, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

This session provides insight on how teacher leaders can be powerful advocates for raising student achievement, closing the achievement gap and changing building culture. 


SESSION 5: What's Next? Developing An Action Plan

Saturday, February 20, 2021, 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM (Lunch included)

This session helps you understand what's next on your leadership journey, with a focus on mentoring.


Apply online below, or use the link above to access a PDF of the application. If you'd prefer to fill out the PDF, please email your application to Vanessa Babarsky at vbabarsky@co-case.org no later than September 14, 2020.

Please contact Carrie Yantzer with questions or for additional information. 

Carrie Yantzer
Director of Professional Learning and Operations
303.762.8762 | cyantzer@co-case.org


By signing and submitting this application, I understand that the CASE Leadership, Equity and Diversity (LEAD) program is designed to develop and discover leadership potential by offering a five-part leadership discovery seminar series for aspiring administrators of color. I also understand that anyone wishing to explore becoming a leader is welcome to apply. Participants are expected to attend all of the scheduled seminars.

Participation in the program neither guarantees nor necessarily increases the chance of being accepted into a hiring pool or getting an interview. Support from CASE and other grants will offset the cost of the program. Accepted applicants will pay $75 to participate in the program. CASE is managing this program because it is the priority of CASE to build leadership capacity for aspiring administrators of color.