The Broad Residency provides a rigorous professional development program to support your management career in education. We believe people learn best by doing. That is why our Residents must be working in full-time roles in school districts, public charter school systems and state departments of education — allowing them to leverage their professional expertise and experience for immediate impact while developing their knowledge base and leadership skills.
At the end of The Broad Residency, you will:
- Understand and respect the work, perspective and experiences of those working in schools
- Understand how urban school systems work and can be improved
- Apply management and leadership skills to execute high-impact change initiatives
- Become part of a thriving network of leaders in public education
- Leverage your knowledge, experiences and network to continue on your career path in urban public education
National Professional Development Sessions
Over two years, Residents participate in eight quarterly sessions held throughout the country.* Each session is convened in a different city, enabling Residents to learn from the education improvement efforts in that region as well as the local leaders and practitioners doing the work. The sessions are three to four days in length and the curriculum ensures that Residents understand the context of urban education, learn organizational best practices and develop their ability to serve as leaders with courage, resilience and empathy. Teaching methods include case studies, site visits, lectures, expert panels, reading assignments and interactive projects. At the conclusion of the two years, Residents who successfully complete program requirements earn a master's degree in educational leadership. Relevant topics include:
*The Broad Residency covers tuition and travel costs. Residents are required to provide their own tablet computer (e.g., iPad, Android, etc.).
Our approach allows Residents to understand strategies and theories, but is heavily practitioner driven. A sample of recent guest faculty, lecturers and speakers is listed below:
Learning and Career Supports
Residents participate in a cohort-based learning experience where knowledge is gained not only from work and sessions, but also from fellow Residents who bring insight from their prior and current experiences. Across the two years, we create an environment of support through multiple levers:
- Peer Advisory Teams: Small groups of Residents meet between sessions to further discuss topics, work on assignments and offer colleague consultancies.
- Staff Advisers: Broad Center staff members conduct regular check-ins with Residents to discuss work, hurdles, progression or other topics, as needed.
- Alumni Adviser: A group of Broad Residency alumni are selected based on the functional or contextual needs of the current cohort. These alumni advisers are available to any Resident with a primary focus on work-related issues.
- 360-Degree Feedback: At the end of each year, Residents receive 360-degree feedback reports so they understand how they are performing and how they are perceived by their colleagues, direct reports and supervisors.
- Executive Coaching: In the second year, Residents are assigned to an executive coach to further their individual development. The initial conversations are based on the 360-degree feedback, but often expand to specific work projects and/or career planning.
The Broad Center for the Management of School Systems’ Broad Residency in Urban Education is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, California, 94501, (510) 748-9001.
Questions about accreditation or our status can be directed to WSCUC at firstname.lastname@example.org or (510) 748-9001.
The Broad Residency is a unique opportunity for you to immediately impact the education of America’s students. Submit your resume today.
More information on Resident achievement can be found here.