In addition to school-based and network-wide instructional professional development opportunities, Noble’s Talent Pathways are leadership development programs designed for Noble employees who are looking to expand their skill sets. In 2018, more than 100 employees representing all 18 of our campuses participated in Talent Pathways. These programs are the Diverse Leaders Fellowship, Management Accelerator, and Noble Fellowship. See below to learn more about each program.
Diverse Leaders Fellowship
Designed to invest in emerging leaders of color
Diverse Leaders at Noble have the opportunity to participate in a unique leadership program that combines in-person training with mentorship and access to senior leaders. Fellows prepare for leadership positions in the Network by shadowing senior leaders to better understand Network operations at the highest level. They also take a deep dive into leadership topics and receive 1:1 mentoring from a Noble leader of color.
Designed to provide employees with skills to effectively manage teams
Management Accelerator participants develop their management skills with support from in-person seminars, collaborative problem solving, and case study analysis. Program participants are experienced staff who have achieved great results, led a team, and are interested in broadening their impact through management and leadership training.
Designed to train aspiring principals as Noble’s principal pipeline program
Noble Fellows prepare to lead schools by exploring and practicing what it takes to set and manage the academic and cultural components of a high achieving school. Fellows also prepare to take over an existing Noble school by reflecting on their current practices and receiving growth feedback from their current supervisors, staff, and Network leaders. Five of the last eight principal positions were filled by Noble Fellowship alumni.