Horizon Leadership Academies | Michigan Association of School Administrators

Big news from MASA!

The Michigan Department of Education has authorized MASA to issue Administrator Certificates with either a Central Office Endorsement or a Central Office Enhancement!

Previously, only an MDE-approved college or university could provide an Administrator Certificate with a Central Office Endorsement, which was expensive and time consuming for working professionals. Through MASA’s Sustain Excellence and Navigate Leadership programs, superintendents and aspiring superintendents can now earn these credentials through the Horizon Leadership Academies.

To learn more about the different options, click on the image below.

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Endorsement vs. Enhancement

A Central Office Endorsement is valid in all states. A Central Office Enhancement is valid only in Michigan.

Choose Your Path

If you are a current superintendent who wants to earn a central office enhancement, you would complete Year 1 of Sustain Excellence.

If you are an aspiring superintendent and/or a central office administrator who wants to earn a central office enhancement, you would complete Year 1 of Navigate Leadership. (A letter of support from your superintendent is required.)

Time commitment:

  • 10 days, 60 hours

Course content will focus on:

  • How do I lead, what is important?
  • Situational Intelligence and leadership influence
  • Emotional Intelligence and leadership influence
  • The importance of beliefs and values
  • Coaching and leadership influence
  • Fact-finding and strategic action planning

Cost:

  • MASA member: $2,000
  • Non-member: $2,300

Register today!

If you are a current superintendent who wants to earn a Central Office Endorsement on your current Administrator Certificate, you would complete Year 1 and Year 2 of Sustain Excellence.

Year 1 Details

Time commitment:

  • 10 days, 60 hours

Course content will focus on:

  • How do I lead, what is important?
  • Situational Intelligence and leadership influence
  • Emotional Intelligence and leadership influence
  • The importance of beliefs and values
  • Coaching and leadership influence
  • Fact-finding and strategic action planning

Cost:

  • MASA member: $2,000
  • Non-member: $2,300

Year 2 Details

Time commitment:

  • 5 days, 30 hours, with mentor coach support throughout the year

Course content will focus on:

  • Data access, use and discussion
  • Fact-finding and data application
  • The power of communication
  • Elements of quality instruction and learning (content and pedagogy)
  • Writing and preparing for implementation of a Strategic Action Plan

Cost for Year 2:

  • MASA member: $3,000
  • Non-member: $3,300

Register today!

If you aspire to be a superintendent or a central office leader and you want to earn a Central Office Endorsement on your current Administrator Certificate, you would complete Year 1 and Year 2 of Navigate Leadership. (A letter of support from your superintendent is required.)

Year 1 Details

Time commitment:

  • 10 days, 60 hours

Course content will focus on:

  • How do I lead, what is important?
  • Situational Intelligence and leadership influence
  • Emotional Intelligence and leadership influence
  • The importance of beliefs and values
  • Coaching and leadership influence
  • Fact-finding and strategic action planning

Cost:

  • MASA member: $2,000
  • Non-member: $2,300

Year 2 Details

Time commitment:

  • 6 days, 36 hours, with mentor coach support throughout the year

Course content will focus on:

  • Data access, use and discussion
  • Fact-finding and data application
  • The power of communication
  • Elements of quality instruction and learning (content and pedagogy)
  • School law and finance
  • Writing and preparing for implementation of a Strategic Action Plan

Cost:

  • MASA member: $3,000
  • Non-member: $3,300

Register today!

If you are a current administrator who aspires to be a superintendent or a central office leader, and you want to earn an Administrator Certificate with a Central Office Endorsement, you would complete Year 1 and Year 2 of Navigate Leadership. (Letter of support from your superintendent is required.)

Year 1 Details

Time commitment:

  • 10 days, 60 hours

Course content will focus on:

  • How do I lead, what is important?
  • Situational Intelligence and leadership influence
  • Emotional Intelligence and leadership influence
  • The importance of beliefs and values
  • Coaching and leadership influence
  • Fact-finding and strategic action planning

Cost:

  • MASA member: $2,000
  • Non-member: $2,300

Year 2 Details

Time commitment:

6 days, 36 hours, with mentor coach support throughout the year

Course content will focus on:

  • Data access, use and discussion
  • Fact-finding and data application
  • The power of communication
  • Elements of quality instruction and learning (content and pedagogy)
  • School law and finance
  • Writing and preparing for implementation of a Strategic Action Plan

Cost:

  • MASA member: $4,000
  • Non-member: $4,300

Register today!

If you are a current superintendent interested in earning an Administrator Certificate with a Central Office Endorsement, you would complete Year 1 and Year 2 of Sustain Excellence.

Year 1 Details

Time commitment:

  • 10 days, 60 hours

Course content will focus on:

  • How do I lead, what is important?
  • Situational Intelligence and leadership influence
  • Emotional Intelligence and leadership influence
  • The importance of beliefs and values
  • Coaching and leadership influence
  • Fact-finding and strategic action planning

Cost:

  • MASA member: $2,000
  • Non-member: $2,300

Year 2 Details

Time commitment:

  • 5 days, 30 hours, with mentor coach support throughout the year

Course content will focus on:

  • Data access, use and discussion
  • Fact-finding and data application
  • The power of communication
  • Elements of quality instruction and learning (content and pedagogy)
  • Writing and preparing for implementation of a Strategic Action Plan

Cost for Year 2:

  • MASA member: $4,000
  • Non-member: $4,300

Register today!

The 2017-18 session of Sustain Excellence for current superintendents will begin in November. Learn more or register today!

The 2017-18 session of Navigate Leadership is underway! There are still some slots available for those who register before Oct. 17.
Get the latest information or register today. 

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