Transform Your Productivity. Build Capacity for Instructional Leadership. Multiply Your Impact. 
Developing high-performance systems begins with leaders, but it doesn't end there.

For sustainable excellence, schools must develop instructional leadership capacity that extends to staff—and even students. That's why our professional development materials, available for all staff and students, include training on:  

Deciding in Dialogue—Polarity Thinking for Schools

High-performance Goal-Setting  

Google Apps for Education—GAFE @ The Principal Center

Protocols for High-Performance Inquiry Teams

Personal Productivity & Effectiveness
...and more
Become a Member
Become a Professional Member of The Principal Center and gain access to all of our courses, our Repertoire instructional leadership app, and our exclusive professional network.
Join For Just $1
What's Included:
> Our 12-month program for administrators, organized into the 5 Pathways to High-Performance Instructional Leadership

> Our full webinar library, featuring more than 40 hours of in-depth, on-demand professional development on productivity, school leadership, teacher evaluation, and more

> Our exclusive Leadership Guides to help you lead your school with purpose and strategic focus

> Recordings of all live sessions for on-demand access

> GAFE @ The Principal Center, our comprehensive Google Apps for Education training library

> ...and much more.
We've designed this program to help you build the capacity for sustainable, distributed instructional leadership in your school or organization. Sustainable high performance doesn't come from heroic effort or superstar individuals.

We believe that any organization, filled with ordinary people, can become a high-performance organization by putting key systems in place.

These systems have three features in common:

> The right strategy, which is what makes us effective

> The right tools, which allow us to be efficient

> The right habits, which allow us to be consistent

These three features make up what we call the High Performance Triangle.

Exclusive Features
Access All Of Our Content, Anytime. 
With The Principal Center Professional Membership, gain instant access to all of our courses and webinars.
Gain Access to The Repertoire App.
Based on the leadership principles in the 21-Day Instructional Leadership Challenge, Repertoire is designed to help you take notes and send written feedback to teachers in dramatically less time—while helping you build your repertoire of helpful feedback phrases.
Join The Members Only Facebook Group.
As a Professional Member, you'll gain access to The Principal Center's exclusive Facebook community, where you can access our latest professional development resources, videos, and discussions. You can share your progress, ask questions, and get immediate help from our team and your peers.
From The Director:
I believe that being a school administrator is one of the most rewarding and challenging jobs in the world. 

We have the opportunity to impact students' lives forever—but so much can get in the way. There's too much to do, too many challenges to manage, and never enough time. 

We've created the High-Performance Instructional Leadership Network to help you address in each of these barriers by developing your school's capacity for instructional leadership. 

If you want to take your leadership—and your school—to the next level by transforming your productivity and developing a systems-based, comprehensive approach to excellence in your school, I hope you'll become a member with our Pro Membership.

Justin Baeder 
The Pro Membership Program is led by Justin Baeder, Director of The Principal Center and host of Principal Center Radio. A former Seattle Public Schools principal and teacher, Justin’s professional mission is to help school leadership teams build their capacity and multiply their impact on learning. 

Call 1-800-861-5172 
for a free consultation.
"My efficiency has improved dramatically, and while I’m still working about the same number of hours, I’m getting more done and I’m doing things more efficiently, more thoroughly, and to a higher standard than I ever have. I’m finally getting to those big projects and ideas I have not had the time to address before. Thanks for helping me to build systems to manage the day-to-day workload so that I can focus my eye and my effort on the big picture."
—Jennifer Amos, High School Principal, Orangeburg, NY
"Justin has put together a great year of PD. What I like the most is that he gives us specific tools that we can try out and put to use right away if we find that they work for us. I try to participate in the live sessions so I can chime in during the presentation or see what others watching are thinking. But sometimes, believe it or not, my schedule is a little busy and I don’t get to join in live. The great thing is I can still watch the recorded versions and learn from them. There are not many professional development opportunities that take place over an entire year and are targeted to my role of administrator and instructional leader...I am definitely glad I found Justin and the High-Performance Instructional Leadership Network!" 
—Liz Garden, Principal, Groton, MA
"A hallmark of Justin Baeder’s professional development content is its highly practical relevance for school leaders, revealing the benefit of his years as a working principal."
—Dr. Joe Schroeder, Associate Executive Director, Association of Wisconsin School Administrators
"With two of our administration teaching and having a busy school, being organized is key. I sought out Justin Baeder because I felt that we spent too much time on routine tasks that we could make more efficient. The webinars are great! Justin helped our team become more productive and less stressed out."
—Chad Barrette, Assistant Principal, Windsor, Ontario
"The Principal Center and the Leadership Network have helped me to grow as a principal and have allowed me to do so continually throughout the year and at my own pace. I’m so appreciative of the weekly email encouragements and the Leadership Guides that seem to arrive right when I need them. They have covered topics such as getting organized, how to better manage time and to-do lists, and tips on improving walk-throughs and teacher evaluations. If you haven’t tried the Leadership Network I highly recommend it!"
—Tracy Blue, Principal, Spokane, WA
Principal Center Professional Membership
(First Month for only $1)
60+ hours of content, available on demand, plus...
  • Self-Paced Courses
  • Access to the Members-Only Facebook group
  • MP3 Audio 
  • Transcripts
  • The Repertoire Instructional Leadership App
  • ...And More
Principal Center Professional Membership Site License
$4/Student (Annually)
There is no per-adult charge, to avoid creating a disincentive for providing access to relevant Membership materials for all staff.

Our pricing model is the same for districts, charter networks, dioceses, private school associations, nontraditional schools, blended learning models, BOCES, Regions, higher education organizations, and other types of organizations.

We can also work with you to develop an in-house leadership development program for your administrative team, which can include onsite sessions.

We believe our program will transform your productivity, give you the tools you need to build the capacity for distributed instructional leadership in your school, and multiply your impact on student learning

You’ll be amazed at the transformation that takes place in your ability to accomplish the work of leadership and move your school forward. We are fully committed to making our program the most powerful professional development for instructional leaders anywhere. 

If you are not satisfied with the our program for any reason, contact us within 30 days for a full refund.
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