Coordinator(s):   William Hall

                                                            Department:      Office of Educational Leadership



(Operational Leadership)


Component Number:                                    7 507 063 F


Maximum Points During Validity Period:  60


General Objective(s):

To increase participants’ knowledge of and skill in the Florida Principal Leadership Standards relating to operational leadership.


Specific Objective(s):

Upon successful completion of an inservice activity, the participant will be able to:


Decision Making Strategies

1.                  Use appropriate problem solving techniques and decision making skills to resolve problems.

2.                  Make decisions in a timely fashion using the best available information.

3.                  Use maximum appropriate involvement of staff, family, community when making decisions.

4.                  Provide opportunities for everyone to be involved in planning and deciding.

5.                  Conform to appropriate legal standards.

6.                  Recognize/exhibit decisiveness and self-confidence in making difficult decisions (e.g. difficult personnel decisions, ineffective teacher or staff performance).

7.                  Readily adapt to various roles to fit situation.

8.                  Remain calm while dealing with conflict.

9.                  Make curricular and instructional decisions focused on student learning.

10.              Access and interpret data.

11.              Collect and disseminate available data before making plans or decisions.

12.              Develop appropriate plans from collected data.

13.              Delegate/involve others clearly and appropriately to accomplish organization goals.

14.              Give authority and responsibility to subordinates to achieve specific tasks.

15.              Provide specific expectations for accomplishing goals.

16.              Analyze unresolved questions/situations before determining a course of action.

17.              Attend to multiple perspectives when developing options.

18.              Make decisions based upon an analysis of options.

19.              Seek creative ways to solve problems.

20.              View events and problems from multiple perspectives.

21.              Appreciate different perspectives and ensures that alternate courses of action and their consequences are considered before decisions are made.

22.              Analyze assessments to make decisions and move toward school improvement.

23.              Collect data about school from a variety of sources.

24.              Identify patterns and trends to improve the school (e.g., demographics, staffing, community perspectives, student behavior).

25.              Consider long range effects of decisions (e.g., expulsions, staffing, curriculum, budget).



26.              Implement technology, telecommunications and information systems to enrich curriculum instruction and assessment.

27.              Promote the effective integration of technology throughout the teaching and learning environment.

28.              Understand laws and policies related to technology tools.

29.              Use available technology and information resources to make data-driven decisions.

30.              Model the use of technology as a tool in support of both educational and community activities.


Human Resource Development 

31.              Set high expectations and standards for the performance of all teachers, staff, and self.

32.              Use the methods and principles of personnel evaluation.

33.              Operate within the provisions of each contract as well as established enforcement and grievance procedures.

34.              Work collaboratively to connect professional development to individual learning goals.

35.              Understand the processes necessary for use in the hiring and retention of high quality teachers.

36.              Empower others to achieve personal, professional and organizational goals.

37.              Utilize a variety of supervisory skills to improve learning.

38.              Apply adult learning strategies when planning or delivering professional development.

39.              Provide opportunities for staff to think, plan, and work together.


Ethical Leadership

40.              Model and monitor the district organizational values.

41.              Demonstrate well-reasoned educational beliefs based upon an understanding of teaching and learning.

42.              Serve every student with excellence as the standard

43.              Understand the impact of his/her actions on the school community during and outside school hours.

44.              Develop a personal code of ethics embracing diversity, integrity, and the dignity of all people.

45.              Demonstrate ability to make decisions within an ethical context (e.g., reporting infractions).

46.              Act in accordance with federal and state constitutional provisions, statutory standards, and regulatory applications.

47.              Display open, honest communication about the school/department.


Training Objectives:

Stakeholders at the participant’s school or department will experience enhanced leadership experiences and/or improved programs because of the actions taken by the participant at this training.



Large/small group discussion

Large/small group activities

Individual reflection


Skill practice


Follow-Up – Implementation:

M – Coaching/Mentoring

N – Action Research

O – Collaborative Planning

P – Participant Product

Q – Study Group

R – Electronic/Interactive

S – Electronic/Noninteractive


Evaluation (Measure Student Growth) and Report:

A – District/Standardized Test

B – School Constructed Test

C – Portfolios

D – Checklists

E – Charts/Graphs

F – Other