Master Classes

In collaboration with the National Charter School Resource Center, the National Alliance NLK_5517has provided master classes to charter support organization (CSO) leaders and staff as part of an ongoing training series.  

About Master Classes

The National Alliance’s master classes offer cutting-edge preeminent training for CSO executives and staff. Over the past seven years, the National Alliance has presented more than 20 training classes to hundreds of CSO staff on a variety of topics, including: quality and accountability, advocacy, communications and public relations, new school development, closing underperforming schools, performance management, and sustainability. Class attendance is typically 25-35 individuals from 15-20 states. The master classes have been highly rated, with many repeat participants. Master classes are designed to build the capacity of CSOs to support new and existing charter schools. Classes use tool-based training from leading practitioners, and create and foster a community of practice and peer-to-peer problem solving among CSO staff nationwide. This method ensures participants can implement the tools learned immediately upon returning home from training. By increasing capacity, communication, and collaboration among stakeholders, master classes help ensure that charter schools receive the support they need to effectively serve their students. Recent master class webinars and resources: