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Northern California Educational Leadership Consortium

How to Participate

The Northern California Educational Leadership Consortium provides a variety of professional learning (PL) and support services for school and teacher leaders in our region. Services are free of charge to participants; some levels include a participant stipend with appropriate accomplishments. Explore the options on this page and join us. We want to help you create better outcomes for children and youth.

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  • Team Level

    The Team Level is for small teams of educators – district and site leaders, and teachers – who want to work together to address a specific local problem or concern. Support includes activities for learning more about school leadership and how to sustain a culture of continuous improvement, a NorCal ELC coordinator to advise the team, access to additional tools for change, and opportunities to network with regional colleagues through Communities of Practice. Team Leads will participate in leadership coach training; all participants will attend professional learning activities, a 2-day winter institute, and a 2-day summer institute. Team Level participants will earn an annual stipend. For more information, please review all of the links and forms below.

    Guidelines for Team Participants (PDF)

    Supplemental Questionnaire (PDF)

    Team Level Application(opens in new window)                                       

    NorCal ELC plans to recruit three cohorts of team participants as detailed in the Cohort Cycles below.

    Cohort 1 -- January 2021 - June 2021.  Application review will begin December 1, 2020.

    Cohort 2 -- June 2021 - June 2022.  Applications are due May 1, 2021.

    Cohort 3 -- June 2022 - June 2023.  Applications are due May 1, 2022.

  • Individual Leadership Coaching Level

    The Coaching Level – is for school and teacher leaders (Administrative Service Credential holders and teachers with assigned leadership or support responsibilities) who have a desire to improve their leadership performance and learn to coach. Team leads (from the Team Level above) will be automatically enrolled in the Coaching Level. Additional places in the Coaching Level will be available for team members who are not team leads or those who are not participants on a Team. These coaching participants will earn an annual stipend. An application is required for these places. For more information, please review all of the links and forms below.

    Guidelines for Coaching Participants (PDF)

    Learning Commitments & Schedule (PDF)

    Coaching Level Application(opens in new window)