Please fill out the Perrone-Sizer Institute for Creative Leadership application form and email it along with the following documents:

  • Application Form
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resumé
  • Statement of Purpose
    (see questions in the application form) 

If interested in obtaining 15 graduate credits at UMass Boston (~$4,900*), you will complete a separate sign up process through UMass Boston.

After submitting your application to PSI, our staff will provide further details.

If you have questions, please email: 
Linda Nathan at


Institute: $5,000

UMass-Boston fees (4 courses, 15 Credits): $4,900*
*this tuition is determined by Umass Boston's tuition fee schedule and is subject to change

Principal Licensure
Coaching Support for MA PALS: $500
ADMG 686 with UMass Boston: $750

2017 Preliminary Dates
and Syllabus Outline

The program is designed to meet the needs of working professionals, with five full day face-to-face workshops (scheduled to begin in August 2017) and supplemental virtual sessions, combined with immersive experiences in partner schools and community-based organizations. All candidates will be required to work on a capstone project during the program, culminating in a public presentation. The capstone project will guide candidates through the process of (A) identifying and accurately framing a distinct educational/learning challenge or opportunity, (B) identifying a community-based organization and school to help address the learning challenge, and (C) providing leadership to bring the two organizations together to address the challenge. 
Following are preliminary dates and syllabus outline – please note these are subject to change.

2017-18 Schedule

All days are scheduled from 9 AM to 4 PM, unless otherwise specified.

Aug 10, 2017
Orientation, 12 PM - 3 PM

Aug 11, 14-18
The session on August 11 is from 9 AM to 5 PM.
Building our leadership stories
Understanding communities and organizations
The creative process and design thinking in leadership

Sep 23
Adaptive and ethical leadership

Oct 20-21
Developing a vision for exemplary teaching and learning

Nov 10-11
Community-based organizing
Courageous conversations on race

Dec 9
Curriculum, Standards and Accountability

Jan 19-20, 2018
Capstone Project Consultancies

Feb 10
Instructional leadership

Mar 16-17
Observing, evaluating and developing teachers

Apr 6
Immersive experience in arts-focused, inclusive schools

May 18-19
Family engagement
Budgeting and Finance

Jun 26-27
Time TBD
Consolidating our learning
Embarking on the Journey of Leadership