The Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Excellence in Leadership Certification was developed for program staff in a leadership role who are looking for strategies to effectively lead and motivate others, create and maintain a positive workplace culture, demonstrate emotional intelligence and overcome leadership challenges.

Cohort 4 starts in 2023 and the application was sent out Tuesday, September 13, 2022 to 21st CCLC grantees!

For more information about the Excellence in Leadership Certification program, contact Excellence in Leadership.

2023 Course Schedule

All sessions are 9:00am-3:00pm, unless otherwise noted.



Meet and Greet – November/December 2022 Welcome and Course Overview (45 minutes, virtually)
Session 1 – January 11, 2023 Authentic Communication
Session 2 – February 8, 2023 Leading Through Change
Session 3 – March 2023 Equity-Centered Leadership
Session 4 – April 19, 2023 The Importance of Being an Innovative Leader
Session 5 – May 17, 2023 From Conflict to Collaboration
Session 6 – June 7, 2023 Graduation