World-class support to help you make an impact.

The Broad Residency provides a rigorous professional development program to support your transition into a management career in education. We believe people learn best by doing. That is why our Residents are placed in full-time roles in school districts, charter management organizations and departments of education at the federal and state levels – allowing you to leverage your professional expertise and experience for immediate impact while developing your knowledge base and leadership skills.

At the end of The Broad Residency, you will:

  • Understand and respect the work, perspective and experiences of those working in schools
  • Understand how urban school systems work and can be improved
  • Apply management and leadership skills to execute high-impact change initiatives in urban education
  • Become part of a thriving network of leaders in public education
  • Leverage your knowledge, experiences and network to continue on your career path in public education


National Professional Development Sessions

Over two years, Residents participate in eight quarterly sessions held throughout the country.* Each session is in a different city so Residents can learn from the education improvement efforts in that city as well as the local leaders and practitioners doing the work. The sessions are 3-4 days in length and the curriculum ensures that Residents understand the context of urban education and organizational best practices from the public and private sectors. Teaching methods include case studies, site visits, lectures, expert panels, reading assignments and interactive projects. Relevant topics include:

  Foundations of Urban Education

  • Achievement Gaps
  • History of Urban Education
  • Characteristics of
    • Effective Schools
    • Effective Teachers
    • Effective School Leaders
  • Youth Development
  • Parent Engagement
  • Common Core/Standards Based Instruction
  • College and Career Readiness

 Strategic Transformation of School Systems

  • Theories of Action
  • Budget and Finance
  • Accountability and Transparency
  • Labor-Management Relations
  • Innovative Schools and Personalized Learning

 Leadership Development

  • Navigating New Organizations
  • Crucial Conversations
  • Race and Personal Identity
  • Building High-Performance Teams
  • Influence and Persuasion
  • Communicating to Be Heard
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Situational Leadership

 Organizational Change

  • Talent Management and Human Capital Systems
  • System-Wide Reforms
  • Leading Change Efforts and Initiatives

*The Broad Residency covers tuition and travel costs. Residents are required to provide their own tablet computer (i.e. iPad, Android, etc.).

List of dates and locations for the 2014-2016 cohort



Our approach allows Residents to understand strategies and theories, but is heavily practitioner driven.  A sample of guest faculty, lecturers and speakers is listed below:

Ben Austin (Parent Revolution)
Chris Barbic (ASD)
John Deasy (LAUSD)
Patrick Dobard (RSD)
DeLano Ford
Dominique Fredregill
Christina Harbridge (Allegory)
Kevin Huffman (TDOE)
Leslie Jacobs (Educate Now)
Brad Jupp (U.S. Department of Education)
Sal Khan (Khan Academy)
Neerav Kingsland
David Lauck (RIMA)
Vince Matthews (SJUSD)
Michael Moody (Insight Education)
Ana Ponce (Camino Nuevo)
Kristin Salada (New Angle Consulting)
Monica Santa Rosen
Preston Smith (Rocketship)
Ron Steiger (Miami Dade)
Michael Stone
Jason Stricker (Insight Education)
Sarah Usdin (OPSB)


Learning and Career Supports

Residents participate in a cohort-based learning experience where knowledge is gained not only from work and sessions, but also from fellow Residents who bring insight from their prior and current experiences. Across the two years, we create an environment of support through multiple levers:

  • Peer Advisory Teams: Small groups of Residents meet between sessions to further discuss topics, work on assignments and offer colleague consultancies.
  • Staff Advisers: Broad Center staff members conduct regular check-ins with Residents to discuss work, hurdles, progression or other topics, as needed.
  • Alumni Adviser: A group of Broad Residency alumni are selected based on the functional or contextual needs of the current cohort. These alumni advisers are available to any Resident with a primary focus on work-related issues.
  • 360-Degree Feedback: At the end of each year, Residents receive 360-degree feedback reports so they understand how they are performing and how they are perceived by their colleagues, direct reports and supervisors.
  • Executive Coaching: In the second year, Residents are assigned to an executive coach to further their individual development. The initial conversations are based on the 360 Feedback, but often expand to specific work projects and/or career planning.

The Broad Residency is a unique opportunity for you to immediately impact the education of America’s students. Submit your resume today.

More information on Resident achievement and our accreditation status can be found here.