Leadership Circle

Finally, innovative support aligned to real leadership challenges. Join Cognia’s exclusive circle of K–12 district leaders, and solve your toughest problems. Dynamic content, on-demand support, peer collaboration, and more help you get the job done.

School leadership is isolating. Don’t lead alone.

Cognia’s Leadership Circle is a community for job-alike school district leaders, superintendents, and their executive teams. Collaboration is better than typical sit-and-get professional development (PD)―Circles are better than rows. We are the connective tissue that facilitates collaboration. With us, leaders learn from one another.

You deserve pragmatic and efficient systems to engage with other leaders for support, input, and advice. Leadership Circle delivers clear, peer-tested information, in a collaborative format, that helps you with day-to-day leadership.

K–12 thought leaders

Tap the best minds in K–12 education.

One virtual platform

Access practical, ever-expanding content and solutions.

There when you need them

Get input and advice from peers efficiently.

Is Leadership Circle right for you? If you’re a leader who believes that you need support and you’re willing to give support to others, then Cognia Leadership Circle may be perfect.

Looking for better leadership support?

Watch this 90-second video to learn how Cognia Leadership Circle is bringing positive change.

Circle up.

Join a collaborative community that works for today’s education leaders.

Don’t lead alone.

Learn more about what Leadership Circle offers you.

Engage, grow, and learn—around the clock and across the country

Launch a Solution Circle

It’s simple to circle up with your peers: Submit your problem and join school leaders from around the country to find a solution.

Join our Online Community

Members access all community content from one place. Ask questions, submit your thoughts, and share ideas with your peers and colleagues.

Get ongoing support and relevant content

What leader has time for sit-and-get PD or typical webinars? Every week we deliver live discussions with leaders and experts that are pragmatic and focused on your biggest challenges. We all have a need to be face-to-face with peers and colleagues. Still, what leader has the time to travel just to sit in a row and listen. There is nothing wrong with good content, but our gatherings are focused on networking and discourse, leaders helping leaders.

Words from our members

Networking with a great group of leaders from across the country provides a deeper understanding of the national landscape of critical issues we face every day in our districts."
Erin Prince
Central Kitsap Schools (WA)
I appreciate the time away from the daily work to think, meet, and collaborate with other colleagues. Great group!"
Tracy Dorland
Assistant Superintendent
Adams 12 Five Star Schools (CO)
I appreciate the opportunity to interact in a different way with leaders from all over the county. I enjoyed the two days ‘on the balcony’."
Brenton White
A+ Charter Schools, INC (TX)
We were focused on a relevant and important topic, safety. Our discussions were incredibly thoughtful."
LeeAnn Gandy
Lovington Municipal Schools (NM)
Great balance of pragmatism and peer consulting and feedback!"
Brian Hightower
Cherokee County Schools (GA)

Innovative and collaborative support

Our community is different: a collaborative system, structure, and protocols to efficiently deliver relevant support.


Solution Circles

Members submit a problem online. Within a week, we gather school leaders to collaborate and discuss solutions.

Online leadership community

The Cognia Learning Community is a 24/7, online tool, where Leadership Circle members find exclusive content, connect with other members, and share ideas.

Weekly Leader Chats

Members can join live or watch on-demand chats with top education leaders from around the country.

Think Tanks

When common, complex issues become a trend, members are invited to leader discussions focused on pragmatic solutions.

Face-to-face events

Several times a year, members are invited to leadership events at our headquarters, and to events aligned with national conferences.



Leadership Circle members

Circle up with peers. Don’t lead alone.