Educational leadership makes a difference and has a significant correlation with high quality teaching and student achievement, with the determining factor being whether leaders focus on and understand the appropriate changes needed to improve their schools, as well as the leadership practices associated with implementing those changes.

Strong educational leaders know the value of teacher leaders who help to forge a shared vision and are vested in decision-making related to program improvement. Significant impact on academic achievement is realized when leaders actively empower teachers to engage in collaborative and self-directed professional learning.

The SABES Program Support PD Center provides support intended to build the capacity of directors to move from transactional to transformative leaders who create opportunities for staff development that promotes teacher leadership and innovative solutions.

Publications: Be sure to offer your free issues of The Change Agent and the COABE Journal.

2021 Summer Directors' Institute Resources: We have assembled a myriad of useful resources, PPTs, and other tools from this year's Summer Directors' Institute (SDI). You can find all those resources plus the session recordings on our SDI Resource Page here.

    Planning for Spring NRS Assessments: Leveraging Lessons Learned: The SABES Program Support PD Center (PSPDC) and Center for Educational Assessment (CEA) have teamed up to offer a workshop on developing and implementing solutions to this year’s challenges related to planning, administering, and scoring NRS assessments remotely. This pre-recorded session is accessible any time and addresses: 

    • MAPT-CCR
    • BEST Plus 2.0

    Looking for ways to connect with upcoming Program Management and Educational Leadership PD?

    1. Create a SABES account and set your notifications for Program Management and Educational Leadership
    2. Check the SABES Calendar for PD
    3. Review our asynchronous, "On Demand" PD series. 

    Program Management and Educational Leadership: Resources, Research and Curriculum

    Research/Evidence-Based Practice

    A Different Way: Reorienting Adult Education Toward Democracy and Social Justice is a white paper that examines how adult basic skills programs have...


    WorkforceGPS, a project of the Federal Department of Labor, has curated a list of resources regarding trauma-informed practice and how this technique...


    To support programs in meeting enrollment targets, the Program Support PD Center compiled this Guide to Recruting, Onboarding, and Enrollment...

    Program Management and Educational Leadership: Our Team