The Diploma Planning Institute guides district and school administrators toward building a foundational dropout prevention plan based on researched and proven strategies.
Administrators work directly with national field experts to utilize local data and direct knowledge of their students to design a customized plan for their school system. By implementing a strategic, systemic plan and streamlining their vision, schools can minimize the frustration and futility of incohesive efforts.
After the initial DPI training, leaders can network with colleagues in similar school settings from across the country and gain access to the nation’s largest resource of information, research, and expertise on dropout prevention.
Diploma Planning Institutes are well-suited for multi school districts or offering by regional service agencies and provide long-term, follow-up support for local teams that are responsible for implementation and outcomes. The Diploma Planning Institute is an excellent grant-funded initiative which builds research-based local support for other grant-funded interventions.
Schools achieve what they set out to achieve. The National Dropout Prevention Center seeks to help schools and communities graduate more students and is proud to present a full-day professional learning experience designed to help school leaders create conditions conducive for success.
Principals, Assistant Principals and other school leaders will be challenged to become “Diploma-Minded”, utilizing the research of the center to enhance their work in helping students graduate from our schools.
Participants in this program will enjoy the interactive nature of the day’s work, led by National Principal of the Year (2009) Dr. Mark Wilson. Participants will leave the event with a set of actions with which to move forward, an understanding of the NDPC research, and practical applications to help students be successful.
The Diploma-Minded Principal will focus on the practical application of the NDPC’s.
Fifteen Effective Strategies in Reducing Dropouts. Those who participate will leave with valuable “how-to’s” that can be used right away, as well as an understanding of the long-term processes and how to get them started.
School leaders from all school-levels are encouraged to attend these sessions and become more “diploma-minded” together!