Leadership Innovation presents…

 

BRAZIL FOR SCHOOL LEADERS:

CERTIFICATE IN INTERNATIONAL LEADERSHIP &
SUPPORTS COMPLETION OF YOUR OWN TIER II REQUIREMENTS, TOO!

 

 

Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

March 19-27   OR   March 22-30, 2013
[Plus four conference call sessions prior to departure]

    

Select from two options:

Tier II (CA Professional Admin) Credential

& International Leadership Certificate

 

Cost: $3,675*

+ includes Tier II tuition,

international program, flight & hotel

International Leadership Certificate

ONLY

 

Cost: $2,875*

+ includes international program,

flight & hotel

*See below for cost estimates


Join an exclusive team of educational administrators for the highly rated and well-respected international program! This will be our 4th year in Rio!  ‘Brazil for School Leaders’ is an independent international leadership development program.  The program was designed to support candidates completing California's Tier II requirements. Candidates register with an accredited Tier II program and choose to join us in Brazil to complete those requirements with Dr. Orozco serving as your independent consultant and professional coach. The program also fulfille requirements for a Certificate in International Leadership from Leadership Innovation.  Participants from around the country are invited to participate in the Certificate-only portion of the program.  The ‘Brazil Program for School Leaders' is the EXCLUSIVE offering of Leadership Innovation.  Dr. Orozco serves as senior director of the International Leadership Certificate Program in Brazil, and as an independent consultant, coach and advisor to participants completing CA Tier II program requirements.

We look forward to your participation in this amazing opportunity in professional development for administrators.  The trip will open up vistas regarding your own professional competence, growth, and world perspective.  Brazil is a beautiful, proud country; growing in international recognition and economic prestige.  You will fall in love with the city of Rio and the Brazilian people.  Share this information with a colleague.  And, yes, spouses (significant others) may also come and 'vacation' while you will be working - and we can assist in their travel arrangements, too.

Where will you be in March/April?  WE will be in Rio de Janeiro!!!  JOIN us for a once in a lifetime opportunity!   See program highlights here: 

http://leadership-innovation.org/ataglancebr11.html


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WHY BRAZIL?
Brazil is the 5th largest country in the world.  "Characterized by large and well-developed agricultural, mining, manufacturing, and service sectors, Brazil's economy outweighs that of all other South American countries and is expanding its presence in world markets."  The population is highly diverse- racially, economically, and socially.  It provides U.S. school administrators with a excellent international education experience.  This international program is the direct result of Dr. Orozco’s participation in two international grants.  In 2004, Dr. Orozco received a U.S. Fulbright-Hayes scholarship with 13 other faculty from Cal State University, Fullerton, specifically designed to develop partnerships and international collaborations.  And 2005, she worked with Dr. Steve Murray, Dean at Cal State Fullerton, on a U.S.-Brazil FIPSE grant.  Both grants built the foundation for this Brazil program in educational leadership.  We are extremely pleased to announce this expansion of the international program to Brazil!  

ABOUT THE BRAZIL PROGRAM
This will be our 4th year of offering the program in Rio!  The Brazil program is a concentrated and intense 8 day, full time program in Rio de Janiero, Brazil.  Candidates participate in several ‘online & conference call’ class sessions PRIOR to work on-the-ground in Brazil.  This international program leads the way in innovation, authenticity, and excellence. Striving to develop options in professional development for school leaders, this program also fulfills critical licensure requirements for California administrators:

1.      Certificate in International Leadership and

2.      Important certification/credential requirements for school leaders in California.  The Tier II International option provides an opportunity for California candidates to complete their Tier II activities with international leadership experience. 


Tier II Program:  This international program has been designed to support candidates in Tier II. Dr. Orozco 'internationalizes'  the Tier II experience/process, and serves as advisor and consultant to each candidate.  Candidates fulfill course/licensure requirements through leadership activities in Brazil.

Certificate in International Leadership:  Upon arrival in Brazil, candidates will participate in a series of authentic assessment activities including conducting presentations, consultations, coaching, and observations of educational organizations in Brazil during their stay in the region.  Working in Brazil universities, schools, organizations, and with the U.S. Consul General's office, candidates will complete activities leading to a Certificate in International Leadership.  Administrators will also establish professional networks with Brazilian leaders to encourage future partnership activities with California (and other U.S.) schools.

Brazil Partners:  An impressive host of Brazil organizations collaborate with the Dr. Orozco.  These organizations in Brazil welcome our candidates and help to deliver the program in an innovative manner with an international focus.  These organizations include:

+ U.S. Consul General’s Office

+ American Society of Rio de Janeiro
+ Community program in Cantagalo favela
+ And several other Rio k-12 schools

+ Disability Policy Solutions

 

The program provides educational administrators the opportunity to enhance their leadership capacity in California's (and the nation's) diverse schools, gain knowledge and understanding of cultural dynamics in our global society, and enhance communications with local Latin American communities.  Savvy administrators may capitalize on this opportunity to expand their resumes by citing 'administrative experience abroad', working with a diverse population in their home culture, and enhancing their own 'global' leadership potential.   

 

 

PROGRAM COSTS

Tier II & International Certificate= $3,675* or

               International Certificate Only = $2,875*

     Includes:     $1,100  International Program
                         $   800  Tuition for Tier II separate thru accredited univ.
                         $ 1100  Airfare*  (from LAX or SFO)
                         $   675  Hotel/Apt.-single occupancy (9 nights @ $75)*

                         *Approximate

 

Other Costs Not Included Above:

Meals, transportation to/from airport, transportation to/from school sites, internet access & printing

 

ABOUT RIO DE JANEIRO & BRAZIL

Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world by geographical area.  It is the fifth most populous country, and the fourth most populous democracy in the world.  Bounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the east, Brazil has a coastline of over 7,491 kilometers or 4,655 miles.  Rio de Janeiro is the 2nd largest city in Brazil.  Commonly known as just Rio, the city is also nicknamed a Cidade Maravilhosa — "The Marvelous City."  It is famous for its spectacular natural setting, its Carnival celebrations, samba and other music, hotel-lined tourist beaches, such as Copacabana and Ipanema, paved with decorated black and cream swirl pattern mosaics known locally as "pedra portuguesa". Some of the most famous local landmarks in addition to the beaches include the giant statue of Jesus, known as Christ the Redeemer ('Cristo Redentor') atop Corcovado mountain, which has recently been named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World; Sugarloaf mountain (Pão de Açúcar) with its cable car; the Sambódromo, a giant permanent parade stand used during Carnival; and Maracanã stadium, one of the world's largest soccer (football) stadiums.

Brazil Key Information: wikipedia
Map & Rio Info: Map  

Fun 45 sec. Rio on Video (from CSI):  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNy1n-zp35Q&feature=related

                                                                                                                                                   

APPLICATION PROCESS
Only a limited number of candidates will be accepted.  Please 'pass the word' and forward this information to any administrators (anywhere in California or elsewhere) needing the Tier II Credential and/or desire to complete a Certificate in International Leadership.  Application information is online at: 

http://leadership-innovation.org/application.html

  

FLIGHTS
Each candidate is free to arrange their own flight. Experience has taught us that candidates usually want to go early, and/or stay late, to extend a 'vacation' as part of the trip.  In addition, candidates are usually flying out of various cities, including Los Angeles or San Francisco.  Because of these variations, we do not reserve a block of seats on a certain flight for exact days.  Instead, we have found candidates prefer some guidance- then purchase (or use frequent flyer miles) for the dates that work for them.  In addition, many candidates are coordinating their trip with friends and family, who may join them later, or for the full dates of the program.  Flight costs vary beginning at $900+, depending on airline, how early ticket is purchased, etc..  Note- with increased cost of oil, it is likely airfares will also increase.  (For those with lots of frequent flyer miles -- both American and Delta Airlines currently have attractive programs to use 40,000-50,000 frequent flyer miles for flights from the US to Brazil)  Candidates are encouraged to make flight arrangements as soon as they are accepted into the program.

 

VISA REQUIREMENT

All American citizens are required to secure a Brazilian tourist visa prior to travel into Brazil.  Visas can be secured from the Brazilian Consulate nearest your home.  The Brazilian Consulate of Los Angeles serves southern Calif., while the Brazilian Consulate in San Francisco serves northern Calif..  Price is $140 and is in reciprocity for the US requiring a visa of Brazilian citizens.  Brazilian visas are good for ten years.  Candidates are encouraged to secure their visas early- right after they are accepted into the program.  Note: Airlines will not let you board an airplane bound for Brazil without a Brazilian visa.

Consulate General of Brazil in Los Angeles    http://www.brazilian-consulate.org/

Consulate General of Brazil in San Francisco    http://www.brazilsf.org/


PROGRAM HISTORY
Each July since 2004, school administrators from throughout California have traveled to Chiang Mai, Thailand as part of this international program for professional licensure.  The overwhelming success of the Thailand program, and increased interest in a Latin American option served as a catalyst for the Brazilian program.  This will be the third year of offering the program in Rio.  "This collaboration with international school leaders and educators provide an unprecedented international opportunity for professional development and learning by both our California administrators and international colleagues", stated Dr. Linda Orozco, Founder & Director of the Leadership Innovation & this international program since 2004.

 

ALUMNI OF PAST TIER II INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS
The program's biggest promoters and supporters have been the 125+ alumni.  We encourage you to contact any of the alumni (by clicking on their ‘Team Webpage’ & emailing them).  Ask about this amazing international leadership opportunity.  Their advice can usually be condensed in two letters, "GO!".    Biographies, pictures, and email addresses of all past alumni are proudly online at:  http://leadership-innovation.org/AllAlumni.html

ALUMNI PRAISE/COMMENTS
For nine years the program has been offered internationally in Thailand and three years in Brazil, and consistently receives high praise from participating school leaders.   Candidates can be assured of the same high-quality, international experience as past years.   Here are a few alumni comments:  

"The Tier II ‘international’ experience offered me, as a busy administrator, the opportunity to have an "out of the box" intensive experience that furthered my leadership skills and help me to expand my perspective of educational administration - gaining an international perspective!"
-Loretta Whitson, Commissioner, California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) & Executive Director of the California Association of School Counselors

"What an experience!! This was an opportunity of a lifetime to complete Tier II. It was incredibly challenging to complete the competency requirements but it was amazing how I was able to understand and take a closer look at my abilities. It was an educational and cultural enlightenment. And it gave me such a rich perspective and educational opportunity."
-Karen Gerhard, Principal, Capistrano Unified SD

"The experience was invaluable because it required a more complex level of adult learning and it perfectly integrated the discrete functions of cultural competence, communication, problem solving, organizational skills and time management, application of technology, and understanding of effective ELD practice."
-Grace LaTegola, Director of Categorical Programs and Grants,, Grossmont Union High SD

"The Tier II program was an extraordinary and wonderful experience for me. It provided the opportunity to look at educational leadership, schools, professional collaboration and culture."
-Martin Griffin, High School Principal, Escondido Unified SD

“I had the good fortune to be able to attend Dr. Orozco’s class in Thailand and it was a remarkable experience.  Classes like hers are wonderful opportunities.
-Debra Quan, Director of Human Resources, San Rafael City Schools

ALUMNI OF PAST TIER II INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS
The program's biggest promoters and supporters have been the alumni.  We encourage you to contact any of the alumni (by clicking on their ‘Team Webpage’ & emailing them).  Ask about this amazing international leadership opportunity.  Their advice can usually be condensed in two letters, "Go!".    Biographies, pictures, and email addresses of all past alumni are proudly online at: 

http://leadership-innovation.org/AllAlumni.html

 

APPLICATION PROCESS
Only a limited number of candidates will be accepted.  Please 'pass the word' and forward this information to any administrators (anywhere in California or elsewhere) seeking a coach for the the Tier II Credential and/or desire to complete a Certificate in International Leadership.  Application information is online at: 

http://leadership-innovation.org/application.html

 

 

CONTACT:

Linda Orozco, Ph.D., Founder & Director

Leadership Innovation

Email: Lorozco14@yahoo.com

Telephone: 562-368-4844

 

Leadership Innovation Homepage

 

06/28/11