San Diego, CA
Three states have developed innovative early childhood leadership development academies through intensive, cross-sector cohort models. Academies include a multi-faceted approach which include face-to-face training over several months, mentor support, self-assessment with research based tools, and opportunities for application and reflection on lessons learned. Research indicates such models strongly impact program quality and career decisions. Interactive discussion will occur through questions/answers and dialogue on ensuring equity in leadership within programs.