In addition to our master's degree programs, the Klingenstein Center offers a variety of professional learning programs. Responding to the rapidly changing needs of educators, the Center offers both timely sessions on emerging issues and opportunities to strengthen the timeless foundations of leadership.

Fellowship Programs

The Klingenstein Center offers two fully-funded, two-week fellowship programs: the Heads of Schools Program and the Summer Institute for Early-Career Teachers. Each fellowship is a non-degree program that earns academic credit from Teachers College, Columbia University and is open to applicants from independent and international schools around the world.


FORGE is a professional learning experience designed for school leaders who see possibilities and seek to shape solutions in a community to reflective practice, professional growth, and positive change in schools. FORGE begins with a multi-day online learning experience in the summer and continues through the academic year with coaching and peer mentoring as participants take practical steps to implement change in their schools.


In the spring of 2021, the Klingenstein center launched the Building Capacity Series, a series online courses designed to meet new and emerging leaders at their learning edge. Each course centers Equity and Inclusion, Social Emotional Learning, and Mind Brain Education, and features a blend of synchronous and asynchronous learning to support the development of relevant, practical, and job-embedded leadership capacities.

KlingChats and KlingSalon

Responding to the rapidly changing needs of educators during the transition to online learning, the Center launched KlingChats, free, online gatherings in which educators could share their challenges and create solutions together. KlingChats mirrored the KlingSalon series, in inviting participants to listen, wonder, and share together to tackle problems of practice our schools face. These opportunities to connect are open to educators from all types of schools.