Fifty-six Kentucky school principals will receive executive-level leadership training as participants in an institute funded by the state’s business community through the Kentucky Chamber Foundation.

The principals were chosen as the class of 2014 (two groups of 28 each) of the Leadership Institute for School Principals that will begin this summer at the nationally recognized Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro, N.C. It will continue with two follow-up sessions in the fall and early next year at the Kentucky Chamber’s headquarters in Frankfort. Group one will meet for the first time in late June 2013; group 2 will meet in mid-July. CCL is a top-ranked global provider of executive education founded in 1970 that established an education and nonprofit section in 1988. Many Kentucky corporations use CCL to provide training for their executives.

Elementary, middle and high school principals from across Kentucky representing both public and private schools applied for the institute; participants were selected by an advisory board made up of business leaders and school superintendents. The institute is being supported by generous donations from businesses across the state.

“We are excited about being able to offer this opportunity to educators in Kentucky,” noted Dave Adkisson, secretary of the Chamber Foundation and president and CEO of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. “Employers understand the positive impact of strong leadership in the workplace, and the same is true of schools. That’s why we think it is important Kentucky principals be given executive-level training similar to that provided for corporate leaders.” Click to view a list of the selected principals.