How are you limiting your forward momentum? Are you unintentionally getting in the way of your destiny? I really think this could turn into a series of posts outlining how our actions and thinking delay our success and simple ways to manage these issues. Being reflective and self aware are two key characteristics of a good leader. These two characteristics also allow us to begin taking a critical look at ourselves in order to determine our areas of strength and areas for growth.

One way that you begin to accelerate your productivity, growth, and success is to be collaborative. There are tons of truisms that support the importance of collaboration.

I’ve found that truly great ideas emerge when leaders are able to problem solve,  share,  and create innovative practices TOGETHER.

North Carolina educational leaders are given a great opportunity to collaborate with others leading education in our state through the NCPDK Emerging Leaders Program.

NCPDK is seeking a select group of forward thinking, innovative leaders with a desire to grow their craft to better serve schools and children. Are you a thought leader, change agent, blogger, or teacher leader? The North Carolina PDK Emerging Leaders Program is designed to support emerging leaders in PK-16 education across the state.

NCPDK looks forward to hosting the North Carolina PDK Emerging Leaders Program on November 11-13, at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) in Cullowhee, NC. All applicants will be notified by October 7. There is NO cost to participants other than travel. Food, lodging, and participant materials are provided via NCPDK.

Benefits of Participation:

·  Opportunity to participate in a three-day leadership program at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) – Cullowhee, NC

·  Networking with leaders in K-16 education

·  Develop leadership skills in the areas of curriculum and instruction, digital leadership, education policy, and more

·  Each Emerging Leader will be featured on the NCPDK website as part of the second Emerging Leaders Cohort

·  Potential Opportunities to serve as a leader with NCPDK and PDK International

How Can I Apply:

To apply for the North Carolina PDK Emerging Leaders Program, complete the online application.

All additional application materials should be submitted via email to by Wednesday, September 28th at midnight. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

Who Can Apply

Teachers, administrators, central office staff, and others who are leaders or emerging leaders in K-12 education.

Emerging leaders are educators who

·  Have been in the profession approximately 3–15 years;

·  Demonstrate a passion for teaching, learning, and leadership;

·  Demonstrated leadership at the building, district, state, national or international level(s)

·  Hold promise as leaders; and are a member of PDK International and NC PDK

Note: Educators do not need to be a current member of PDK International and NC PDK in order to apply. However, membership application and dues are required in order to apply. First year members are encouraged to apply for the NCPDK Emerging Leaders Program.

The North Carolina PDK Emerging Leaders program recognizes innovators, thought leaders, problem solvers, and change agents who are making a difference in the field of education. Apply today!