Women in Leadership Institute (October 2019)



The Women in Leadership Institute will support you to:

• expand your strategies for addressing bias, barriers and stereotyping female leaders

• hone your communication skills for addressing hostility, conflict and misperception

• study your problem of practice with thought leaders who share common challenges

• analyze the attributes of psychological safety and trust, and how you intentionally build it with your administrators and school

• strengthen your network of women leaders for support, critical friends and thought partners

• harness your inner strength, self-reliance and self-care skills



 Why do I choose leadership?  

Analyzing “Women in Leadership” profiles

Honing your executive presence: The Power of Your Story

Preparing and sharing your vision statement and “Compelling Why”

Building your community of female networking and support


What skillsets do I need to be conscious and intentional about?

Building intentional trust

Creating psychological safety

Addressing stereotyping, bias and barriers


How do I reframe conflict as positive energy?

Navigating through confrontation, conflict and hostility

Communicating with clarity

Addressing problems of practice


How do I train for a leadership marathon run?

Embracing conscious and intentional self-care

Expanding my resilience, self-reliance and self-trust

Action planning and next steps



Prolman Fran The founder, president and senior consultant of The Learning Collaborative, Fran Prolman is an internationally recognized teacher, administrator, author, consultant and keynote speaker.  She is known for her depth of knowledge, dynamism, energy, practical application and proven track record of results.

Fran earned her Doctorate in Teacher Training, International Education and Organizational Development from George Washington University and a Master’s degree in Educational Administration and Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Pennsylvania.  She has been a two-time Fulbright Scholar in both India and Israel, and has presented numerous papers, workshops and keynote speeches nationally and internationally.

Fran brings 30 years of experience providing multifaceted work with organizations and school systems throughout the United States and the world.  She was a member of the first Understanding by Design trainer cadre for ASCD designing curriculum training throughout the United States, a faculty member for ASCD and a senior consultant at Research for Better Teaching training trainers and educating thousands of administrators and teachers in effective learning practice. Fran focuses on building human capacity through a variety of avenues. She facilitates leadership retreats for teachers, administrators and executives; delivers organization-wide keynote speeches and workshops, coaches to build highly functional teams; assists organizations and teams in the appropriate use of data, designs professional growth and evaluation systems and brings insight to the change process. 

She is a frequent presenter for the U.S. Department of State, European Council of International Schools, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Central and Eastern European Schools Association, Near East South Asia Association of International Schools, African Association of International Schools, the Tri-Association for the Caribbean and Central America and numerous client school systems in the United States.

Fran is the author of Building Your Instructional Leadership and Transforming Schools: Leading and Learning in Complex Systems.  


AASA would like to thank Horace Mann for providing support to help make this program possible.



For more information, please contact Valerie Truesdale, Assistant Executive Director, Leadership Network, at vtruesdale@aasa.or