How We Work

United by purpose and a plan, the UVA-PLE and district teams pave the way for students to succeed.

  1. Engage — Two months

    Together, we identify your district's strongest needs and highest-leverage opportunities.

    • 1 core assessment to understand your system conditions
    •  Multiple engagements to craft the vision and scope of work
  2. Design — Five to ten months

    We architect long- and short-term strategies to address district-specific challenges, outline sustainable change and prepare a learning lab of partner schools.

    •  4 days of system design courses through Darden School of Business Executive Education
    •  Multiple days of embedded, research-based leadership interviews to identify change-ready principals, district leaders and additional personnel
    • At least 1 on-site support visit to help structure your strategy and optional custom support to schools to accelerate their leadership advancement
    • Continuous on- and off-site collaboration to shape a strategy contextualized to your ambitions
  3. Activate — Year one

    School and district leaders immerse in a rigorous campaign to ignite school performance, leadership commitments and collective purpose.

    •  1 week of summer executive education for your selected leadership to advance their change leadership and address root issues
    • 3 days of winter executive education for leaders to iterate and adapt change efforts
    • At least 4 on-site support visits tailored to your focus areas and leaders' needs
    • 1 Principal Supervisor Summit to accelerate coaching opportunities and support schools
    • Year-round off-site support for strategic consultation and year two planning
  4. Adapt — Year two

    Leaders integrate the success of year one and adapt their approach toward new areas of sustainable improvement.

    • 3 days of summer executive education to synthesize the prior year's outcomes
    • 3 days of winter executive education to innovate on district successes and spread organizational learning
    • At least 3 on-site support visits to drive continuous improvement
    • 1 Principal Supervisor Summit to continue generating a community of senior leaders
    • Year-round off-site support to consolidate your learning and deepen its impact
  5. Extend — Year three (and beyond)

    Continuous improvement takes many shapes. 80% of our partners choose to extend their UVA-PLE partnership with sustainability, cabinet and/or new cohort support.