21st Century Leadership Initiative
The Leadership Initiative will plan and launch a unified program of training and support services for Catholic schools and parishes, and for the charter, private, and public schools in which the larger Bay Area Catholic community participates. This initiative will bring together the School’s educational leadership degree and certificate programs, as well as Catholic innovations, blended learning, and church management efforts. The intent is to create and support a pipeline of effective, innovative school leaders who are data-driven decision makers in the Diocese of San Jose, across the wider region including charter, public, and private education providers, and in collaboration with partner Catholic universities in the region and across the nation.
This initiative begins with a 3-year sequence of planning and pilot programs (September 2015 to August 2018), leads to full implementation in September 2018, and progresses through these 6 phases.
Unify and retool the program: Program Renewal and University Faculty Development.
Develop a leadership pipeline: Focus on Developing Future Leadership from Current Potential.
Expand to surrounding dioceses: Expansion of Services to the Regional Catholic Community.
Develop a network of Catholic partners: Collaboration with Catholic Universities.
Launch services across Catholic, charter, private and public school collaborators.