Course Description

Designed to focus on strategies and systems for developing human capital within an educational system. Special emphasis is placed on the recruitment, selection, mentoring, and evaluation of personnel at all levels of employment as well as planning and implement staff development programs that are aligned to the principles of adult learning theory. Candidates learn strategies for managing difficult conversations and how to manage the bargaining unit contract when leading people. Special emphasis is placed on leadership strategies that support individuals with achieving their fullest potential.

Learner Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Model life-long learning
  • Help teachers improve their individual practice through professional growth
  • Evaluate, analyze, and provide feedback on the effectiveness of instruction to promote learning and growth
  • Identify and facilitate professional growth opportunities for faculty, staff, and community




The program is sponsored by the Santa Barbara County Office of Education. You must be a full-time employee of the district to be eligible.
Classes are offered according to the schedule on the respective Certificate or Program Page. Please click on the Request Information below to be promptly notified when enrollment opens.