Michael G. Morris Endowed Chair
The EMU Elite: A Leadership Talent Development Project with the Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD).
With a reach into Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD), our formal partner for school improvement through talent development, this Leadership Coaching project speaks to one of the primary goals of the Morris Chair, which is to facilitate learning and experiences that support the EMU faculty, staff, and students in developing leadership skills and the knowledge, research, and capacity needed to transform education. A central purpose of the Leadership Talent Development Project is to prime a pipeline of transformative leaders for the city of Detroit working with seven principals--The EMU Elite--on these core tenets
- Facilitative coaching
- Transformative leadership praxis
- Intensive professional development
After intentional professional development and on-the-job coaching, administrators will be equipped with the tools, knowledge, and skills necessary to coach other current and aspiring leaders. Coaching is directly aligned with DPSCD’s Core Values of Excellence, Equity, and Service. This project is uniquely designed to enrich the capacity of school leaders so that they may create the synergy necessary to enact sustained improvement at both the building and systems levels. The aims of this project align with the mission, vision, and strategic goals of EMU, the COE, and DPSCD.