The Leadership Collaborative - a cohort-based learning experience of the Black Principals Network

The Leadership Collaborative is a more intimate cohort immersive learning experience created out of feedback from Black Principals Network members. While gathering data about what school leaders really need during this time, the repeat request was for an opportunity for leaders who share collective cultural backgrounds, experiences, and goals across the nation to gather, connect, innovate, and share solution-based strategies while building community.

The Leadership Collaborative is a monthly, community space consisting of seven sessions of which include 4 virtual and 3 in-person connection points that will provide a deeper sense of connection through programming. The program includes an intentional professional learner series, individual principal coaching, self-care strategies/practices, and a problem of practice that selected leaders nationwide will collectively work on together to take back to their school communities. Our goal is to support Black principals in their quest to proactively and effectively address the problems of practice germane to the school communities they serve.

Applications for The Leadership Collaborative ’24 are now closed.


January 15, 2024 | Application is available

February 7, 2024 | Applications are due (by 11:59 p.m.)

February 10-23, 2024 | selection interviews

February 28, 2024 | TLC ‘24  Official Announcement

April  4-6, 2024 | Opening retreat

May – September, 2024 | Monthly program sessions

October 3-5, 2024 | Closing retreat


  • Black School leader serving as a Principal, Assistant/Associate/Vice Principal, and/or Director of a Public, Charter, Private, or CMO.
  • Minimum of 2 years serving as a school leader.
  • Ability to attend all sessions and participate for the duration of the program.
  • Candidates must complete the application, which includes supervisor approval to participate.


The tuition for this cohort is $5,000. The cost of airfare, accommodations and on-site meals during in-person sessions of The Leadership Collaborative will be provided by BPN.

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