My experience with PLI was deeply insightful and an opportunity to examine and understand by own privileges, biases and stereotypes. The first summer course with Dr. Cooper was the perfect choice to set the trajectory of the program. PLI broadened my outlook and allowed me to understand how systemic racism and organizational structures that are created to uplift white people are embedded in our schools, communities, and country, and how these negatively impact the lives of people of color and those form lower socioeconomic communities on a daily basis. PLI gave me the tools to feel empowered to engage in difficult conversations that address these issues and work towards become an agent of change.”
Online Info Sessions
The UCLA Principal Leadership Institute (PLI) information sessions are a great opportunity to get to know the program in detail. Alumni from past cohorts share their experience and answer questions from potential applicants. We also discuss the application process, tuition fees and PLI scholarships. Please register for a link to the web meeting.
These info sessions are for prospective students interested in applying for the 2022-2023 academic year. Sessions are scheduled for one hour, but can last up to 90 minutes based on questions and discussions.
Online Statement of Purpose Workshops
Please register for a link to the web meeting.
Principal Leadership Institute (PLI) Alumni
Participating in UCLA Principal’s Leadership Institute provided me the opportunity to understand that most of the challenges we face in education are structural rather than instructional. The UCLA Professors pulled back a veil obscuring inequity hidden within the blueprints of the school system and with each class provided a new set of tools to rework the structure in collaboration with parents, students, and teachers. After graduation, their coaching network continues to support me personally and professionally as I advocate to change the rules for our students and community. Thank you PLI!”