Book Study on Fullan’s “The Principal”


School and district leaders have a unique opportunity through CEC to participate in a book study around Michael Fullan’s “The Principal: Three Keys to Maximizing Impact.”

In response to the overwhelming (and unsustainable) role that the principalship has become, Fullan advocates for a concentration on three key areas for principals that helps to provide focus to the principalship and elevates the level of instructional leadership within the building. Those three key roles will be explored in the book study sessions and include: lead learner, system player, and agent of change.

Fullan is a worldwide authority on educational reform with a mandate of helping to achieve the moral purpose of all children learning. He works closely with CEC as a partner on several initiatives.

The book study will include three sessions and all sessions will take place from 12:30-3:30 p.m. at National Louis University in Lisle, 850 Warrenville Road, Lisle, IL.

Session 1 (Feb. 8) – Being the Lead Learner: Collaborate on the right drivers (versus the wrong drivers) for student learning and the foundation for instructional leadership. Learn from your colleagues about ways to ensure that continuous improvement efforts deliver results.

Session 2 (March 8) – Being a District and System Player: Explore the value of being a strong district and system leader and ways to do so. Connect with others about effective decision-making and effective support systems for principals.

Session 3 (April 19) – Becoming a Change Agent: Identify core competencies for effective school leadership, including change management. Network with colleagues on ways to realize the benefits of transformative professional learning for leaders in order to propel schools forward.

Join like-minded colleagues from across the Chicagoland area who are interested in exploring these roles and the systemic change they represent. These sessions will be especially helpful for current or aspiring principals, principal supervisors and superintendents.

The cost is just $250 for all three sessions. If an educator would like to attend just one or two sessions, the cost is $100 per session.

Participants should purchase their own copy of the book, which is readily available, including on Amazon.

When & Where


  • $250 per person
  • $100 per person

Register Now!
Registration closes in 46 days (Feb 2)


Arlana Bedard

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