Leadership Development Institute

"We develop the people who develop people"


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Meet our LDI Coaches. They are from parishes throughout the state, they represent different areas and aspects of the teaching profession, and they are ready to serve you. Teachers, principals, and the communities they serve face very real obstacles every day. The pandemic took these challenges to a new level. Burnout is real, and perhaps now - more than ever - this noble profession needs our help. Our coaches are ready to serve you, so you may bring your best every day, to your students, school, and community.


Becoming an LDI coach means becoming a part of the solution we've all been looking for. Moving forward from a critical year with COVID, LDI offers what school systems need at this pivotal moment in education. --  Spencer Kiper | Instructional Technologist at Caddo Parish Schools, 2019 Louisiana Teacher of the Year, and 2021 LDI Coach


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Leadership is an art, not a science. It is creative, individualized and innovative.


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Leadership enables people to work on a shared objective.


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True leaders can mobilize peers to want to embrace uncomfortable and difficult paths to achieve goals.


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True Leadership

Leadership is the art of mobilizing a group of people who want to struggle towards a common goal.

We increase the capacity of each individual to lead. 

Kouzes and Pozner, 2003






Effective leadership is essential for success

Leadership development is now rated as the highest priority for human capital development in organizations. Leadership happens at all levels and every level has its own dispositions and competencies.

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LDI develops leaders for social impact

LDI cultivates talent that moves organizations forward by focusing on the individual’s personal leadership practices inventory. Through assessment and coaching specific to each person, the LDI develops the behaviors, skills, and competencies necessary for each person to move his or her own needle of leadership effectiveness.


Identify what good leaders do well by collecting data and evidence that support effectiveness.

Assess what new or untrained leaders need to develop using the competencies identified.

Coach those new or untrained leaders through improvement.

The 70:20:10 Learning Model

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  • 70% on-the-job experience
  • 20% mentoring and coaching
  • 10% classroom, courses and reading


70:20:10 Model, Center for Creative Leadership