SCOPE COHORT 16 (Statewide Communities of Practice for Excellence)

A Leadership Development Program for Outstanding School Leaders


SCOPE 16 Online Nomination Form (Click HERE) 
Deadline: Thursday, June 25, 2020


  • SCOPE Cohort 16 (2020-2022) will be capped at 50 participants
  • The deadline for nominations is Thursday, June 25, 2020.  After the deadline, additional nominees will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Due to the current switch to online classes, the cost per person for this year, has been dropped to $975.00 (credit card payments only).  We anticipate that large gatherings, such as SCOPE, will be problematic during the 2020-2021 academic year and are planning to offer the program in an online format, which will reduce catering and travel costs.  As a result, we are able to reduce the fee for SCOPE 16 (Year 1) to $975.  
  • The fee for SCOPE Year 2 (2021-2022) when we hope to return to in-person gatherings will be $1,100.

The curriculum is organized around five major domains of leadership that are supported by the research on effective leadership. They are forging shared purposes, nurturing culture, cultivating people, designing organizations and leading learning. Facilitators for each session are a mix of Curry faculty and highly respected, senior leaders from participating school divisions in the UVA K12 Advisory Council who are selected based on the positive feedback of participants.

An integral component of the program is the capstone project, which provides an opportunity for small teams of participants to investigate a problem of practice, such as turnover of special education teachers, and develop a presentation for their colleagues on innovative responses. Capstone presentations are made during the final session in Year Two.

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Registration cost of $975.00 for Year 1 is to be paid by credit cards only (link below) and is due August 12, 2020.  We are unable to accept checks or purchase orders for this program. 




SCOPE 16 Meeting Schedule (as of 7/27/2020)

September 17, 2020 : Introduction/Team Building (Stewart Roberson & Pamela Tucker)

September 18, 2020 : Forging Shared Purposes (Mike Robinson & Matt Eberhardt)

October 30, 2020 : Nurturing Culture (Chesterfield SCOPE Alumni)

February 12, 2021 : Cultivating People (Laurie McCullough & Pam Tucker)

March 19, 2020 : Designing Organizations (Andy Cole)

April 16, 2021 : Leading Learning (Sandra Mitchell)