ILA: Innovation Leaders Academy
Concluded in 2014
The mission of the Innovation Leaders Academy (ILA) is to conduct research into the change processes that are essential to creating more effective leadership models in school systems. Researchers focus on group processes, effective innovation and change methods, and collect data on the success of the teams in implementing more collaborative and professional approaches toward leadership and sustainability of innovation. The project formed as a response to the request for leadership training to assist with designing, spreading, scaling up, and sustaining innovative solutions to problems from northeastern North Carolina school districts.