K-12 and Higher Education
In K-12 schools and higher education, we often use the term “leadership” to mean “administration,” but at the LDI, we develop the capacity to lead in each individual by identifying strengths and "pain points" to develop the dispositions of effective educators.
Every teacher or professor that ever stands in front of a classroom and is charged with motivating students to achieve is a leader. We build institutions with cultures of leadership infused into every aspect.
Why Are Teachers Leaving Their Calling?
Research is clear on the reasons teachers burnout and leave the profession. Our approach directly addresses these indicators to increase job satisfaction and reduce burnout and turnover. Teachers have a special purpose, but the road to fulfilling that purpose is filled with challenges and obstacles.
Looking to Leadership Will Help Us Find Answers
Teachers don't burn out and leave because they can't teach; they burnout and leave because they can't cope. The LDI approach addresses individual triggers that cause stress, frustration and anxiety and ensures that classroom teachers master the dispositions they need to be successful.
“LDI is guiding me through a deeply personalized experience so that I can better align my leadership strengths with those who need it most.”
Kimberly Eckert, 2018 Louisiana Teacher of the Year
A Different Kind of Development
Each individual must be accountable for his or her own behavior and development and self-awareness is critical. In addition to workshops and classes, the LDI conducts individual assessments and coaching specific to each person to give each teacher a voice in their own growth.
LDI’s development approach lends to each individual’s best level of leadership competency.
We help build schools with cultures of leadership
If you want to construct a strong school culture, we can help you build that. And if you want to deconstruct a poor school culture, we can help with that too.
Personal and interpersonal relationships are the most critical variable in any workplace culture. The LDI works with stakeholders, faculties, staffs, administrators, and districts to identify their own goals and develop the leaders who will accomplish them.
Accountability and effective development is achieved with periodic coaching follow-ups which support long-term and lasting changes that build personal leadership practices inventory.
LDI’S Customized Evidence-Based Leadership Development:
Who we Serve:
- New Teacher Induction and Support
- In-Service Teacher Training for Personal Growth and Job Satisfaction
- Aspiring Mentors and Administrators
- Current Administrators
- Students (New!!)
Possible Pathways and Packages:
- Professional Growth Plans
- Intensive Assistance Plans
- School/District Needs Assessments
- Team Strengths/Stressors
- Whole-Group Priorities
3 Sessions: $1,000/per person
6 Sessions: $2,000/per person
9 Sessions: $3,000/per person
Signature Model Coaching Experience Includes
Initial Introductory Presentation, Assessment & LADDER Card Sort (2 hours, whole group) Facilitated by an LDI Certified LADDER Coach
1-on-1 sessions with a certified LDI Coach
Typical Schedule includes 3 sessions per semester (Fall, Spring and/or Summer)
Final Group Data Summary Report
All Materials, LADDER Sort Cards, and Service Fees
$6,000/Full Day: Up to 7 hours with two 15-minute breaks and 45-minute lunch
All Engagements Include:
Needs-assessment (initial consultation by phone)
Delivery of content and/or group coaching session for up to 20 people by an LDI Leadership Coach & Certified LADDER Facilitator
Additional Charges Apply:
Government rates for mileage and travel apply
Additional fees per person after 20 participants
½ day combinations can be paired with other options to result in full day or multiple day onsite immersive experiences.
Materials costs vary
$1,000 fee for onsite certification
Group Offerings (standard rates apply) - The Leadership Alphabet of Disposition Development Engagement and Reflection (LADDER) is a model used to identify, assess, and develop areas for growth and stress management. We are excited to offer the following group coaching topics.
The LDI LADDER Model offers a comprehenzive framework of professional disposition development. If you don't see what you're looking for, check out the keywords list on the following page with synonyms for each disposition... we promise it's there!
*Our signature LDI coaching model will still be available at our regular rates.
MBTI/Team Building (½ day ) - Developed by Isabel Briggs Myers and her mother, Katharine Briggs, the Meyers Briggs Type Indicator assessment can be used to build more effective teams. Our facilitator uses results to help enhance your communication with other personality types, and to highlight the strengths in communication within your own personality types. The purpose of this training is to increase awareness, understanding, appreciation and accommodation of individual differences, as well as to help enhance communication as a leader. We will also cover individual communication strengths, possible areas of misunderstanding, and strategies for improving communication amongst types.
Education Then & Now (½ day ) - The Education Then & Now workshop examines the evolution of environment and culture through recent decades and how it has impacted the fabric of teacher relationships with students, staff and communities.
Generation Translation (½ day) - This interactive workshop explores the beliefs behaviors and by-products of multi-generational relationships and how they interact and impact the workforce.
Service Excellence (½ day) - Service excellence is more than just making sure that stakeholders leave satisfied. Service excellence is being proactive in designing an environment and an attitude that ensures all voices have been heard. Join us to learn how to provide service excellence in all encounters.
“Every day I strive to learn something new and to become a stronger leader. Participating in the Leadership Development Institute at LSU with Dr. Leslie Blanchard has allowed me to identify areas of improvement and most importantly, learn how to address them.”
Barbara Burke, Director of Human Resources and Staff Development, West Baton Rouge Parish
Retain Quality Teachers with Leadership
LDI works to solve the industry’s greatest challenge- teacher retention. With improving leadership competencies and school culture, administration(s) will be able to decrease the high cost of teacher turnovers, and teachers will have opportunities for career advancement and enrichment.
Cultivate talent with customized leadership development.
Develop your team’s leadership talent for increased organizational effectiveness, and
a more productive and rewarded workforce.