Creating Leaders Academy

A four-day academy for all educators

Target Audience

  • Classroom Teachers
  • Intervention Specialists
  • Para-professionals
  • Classroom Aides

Structure of Academy

The Academy will be a one-year commitment by the participant. Prospective leaders will apply for the Academy and be selected by district personnel. The Academy will meet four times during the year with participants being released from building duties to attend the full-day professional development. Completion of activities outside of the meeting days may be required.

Academy participants will work on qualities of leadership, leading in their current role, understanding culture and climate of quality schools, and learning collaborative skills to be an effective leader.

Some suggested topics/activities are:

  • Defining leadership qualities

  • Quality school indicators

  • Professional learning community benefits

  • Researching what works in leadership roles

  • Understanding collaboration skills of successful leaders in any role

Academy Details

DATES: Thursday, October 10, 2019

Monday, December 2, 2019

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Monday, May 11, 2020

TIME: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm (Sign in begins 30 minutes prior to the start of each session)

LOCATION: All four Academy dates will be held at the Madison-Champaign ESC

Food: Coffee, water, and light snacks will be provided -- Soda will be available for $0.50

Lunch is on your own

Materials to Bring:

Layers of clothing to adjust to room temperatures

Computer or tablet

Preferred note-taking tools and materials


$215 per participant (no micro-credential)

$250 per participant (includes micro-credential)


1 or 2 Graduate Credits available at an additional cost of $180.

35 Contact Hours will be awarded through the ESC.

Forms of Payment:

  • Cash
  • Check
  • Purchase Order
  • Credit Card (* there is a 3% fee for all credit card transactions)

Payment Options:

Payment can be mailed, emailed, faxed, or called in:

Mail to: Madison-Champaign ESC

attn: Ashley Carey

2200 S US Highway 68

Urbana, Ohio, 43078

Fax: 937-652-2221

For Credit Card Payments: Contact Ashley Care at or call 937-484-1557

To Register:

Use the Click Here to Register button below OR use the bitlylink provided on the pdf

Once you register, be sure to download the application and return it to the ESC.

Registration Deadline: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2019 -- 3:00 pm

Limit of 30 participants


Contact James Cutlip at

Additional Information on the Academy

Application - Word

Application - PDF