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Your team's leadership and school improvement journey starts here.

Your team's leadership and school improvement journey starts here.

Base Camp and Leadership Summit (BCLS) is a unique training and coaching experience designed to grow teams of practicing educators. It is sanctioned time for your team to reconnect, recharge, and reimagine together, supported by a coach who will help you build strategies to advance your equity and improvement goals.

Base Camp and Leadership Summit (BCLS) is a unique training and coaching experience designed to grow teams of practicing educators. It is sanctioned time for your team to reconnect, recharge, and reimagine together, supported by a coach who will help you build strategies to advance your equity and improvement goals.

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Partner Impact Stories

Partner Impact Stories

See what our partners, like Pelham City Schools, have to say about the BCLS experience.

See what our partners, like Pelham City Schools, have to say about the BCLS experience.

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Customize Your Journey

Customize Your Journey

BCLS is designed with your needs, your goals, and your students at the center.

BCLS is designed with your needs, your goals, and your students at the center.

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Performance Coaches

Performance Coaches

School improvement is a team effort. You and your team will be paired with a Performance Coach to support your journey before, during, and after BCLS.

School improvement is a team effort. You and your team will be paired with a Performance Coach to support your journey before, during, and after BCLS.

UPCOMING COHORT DATES

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Base Camp

October 11 - 13, 2021

Leadership Summit

December 6 - 8, 2021

LOCATION:
Crowne Plaza Peachtree City

A two, 3-day team-driven learning experience. Registration includes all meals and lodging at The Crowne Plaza, and a Performance Coach to work with your team before, during, and after BCLS to support your self-identified school improvement goals, and all associated learning materials.

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Registration is closed.

COHORT 64

June 13 - 17, 2022

LOCATION:
The Westin Savannah Harbor

An abridged, 5-day learning experience. Registration includes a 4-night stay at The Westin Savannah Harbor; breakfast, lunch, and refreshment breaks for the duration of your stay; a performance coach; and all associated learning materials.

Apply soon! Space for our Summer 2022 cohort is limited. Priority for financial assistance will be given to applications received by February 14, 2022.

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Now accepting applications!

PARTNER IMPACT STORIES

Adults create conditions and cultures where all students—regardless of race, geography, or family income—thrive. Hear what our partners have to say about BCLS and how the experience ignited and equipped their teams on the climb toward breakthrough success for all students.

Adults create conditions and cultures where all students—regardless of race, geography, or family income—thrive. Hear what our partners have to say about BCLS and how the experience ignited and equipped their teams on the climb toward breakthrough success for all students.

Pelham City Schools

Pelham City Schools

Pelham City Schools has committed themselves to systemic change since 2014. Check out how Base Camp and Leadership has supported that commitment.

Pelham City Schools has committed themselves to systemic change since 2014. Check out how Base Camp and Leadership has supported that commitment.

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Druid Hills High School

Druid Hills High School

School teams from this experience too. Learn how Druid Hills High School is moving the needle on their literacy goals with teacher leaders at the helm.

School teams from this experience too. Learn how Druid Hills High School is moving the needle on their literacy goals with teacher leaders at the helm.

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CUSTOMIZE YOUR JOURNEY

CUSTOMIZE YOUR JOURNEY

No school or district is the same. Improvement strategies shouldn't be either.

No school or district is the same. Improvement strategies shouldn't be either.

Base Camp and Leadership Summit is not one-size-fits-all. Teams enter with unique challenges. Each team leaves with a unique plan of action. We use human-centered and data-driven design to create empowered spaces for teams to chart their own way toward improvement.

Base Camp and Leadership Summit is not one-size-fits-all. Teams enter with unique challenges. Each team leaves with a unique plan of action. We use human-centered and data-driven design to create empowered spaces for teams to chart their own way toward improvement.

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What specific mountain do you need to climb?

Hover over each step below to learn more about the Base Camp and Leadership Summit Journey.

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What assumptions about leadership are driving your culture?

What defines teams that achieve breakthrough success? 

What drives you? What unites your team? 

What assumptions does your team hold that could be holding you back? 

Naming the problem you are trying to solve is half the battle. Get to the root of the problem before you figure out how to solve it, collectively.

Build a theory about what needs to change to solve your performance problem.

How will you know if you're making progress? Leave Summit with a shared plan for holding the team accountable for improvement.

Base Camp is about connection and challenge. You'll learn more about what makes you tick as individuals and as a team and also be challenged to examine the assumptions that may be holding you back.
Leadership Summit is about the climb. With guidance from your coach each step of the way, your team will use data to name a performance problem worth solving and build a clear theory of action to drive your improvement efforts.
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To get a taste of the BCLS experience, download a free PDF including a sample schedule and tools.

PERFORMANCE COACHES

PERFORMANCE COACHES

Your team will have a dedicated Performance Coach to support you before, during, and after your experience.

Performance Coaches are instrumental in helping your team explore problems of practice and identify broader connections and implications of their improvement choices. They  promote equity of voice and invite every team member into the experience.

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"Terri was such a valuable resource for our district and she was a fantastic host to our team. She's made an impact on our schools."

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"Jeff was just what our team needed. He facilitated discussions and has been patient as we worked through some hard conversations."

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"Aaryn was attentive. He listened to our conversations and synthesized the information into a rational response. He asked pertinent guiding questions that allowed us to remain focused and gain more from the experience."

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