Michigan Leadership Institute

Michigan Leadership Institute (MLI) is committed to supporting the success of public education by developing, deploying and supporting outstanding executive leadership. We provide leadership services for K-12 school districts, intermediate school districts, colleges, and other local public sector organizations interested in developing or seeking outstanding leaders.

MLI Services Include:

  • Aspiring Superintendent Preparation/New Superintendent Preparation
  • Superintendent searches
  • Plan of Entry Consultation 
  • Executive Mentoring 
  • Superintendent Strategic Review Team 
  • Functional Area Reviews 
  • Governance Team Retreat Facilitation 
  • Governance Workshops for Boards 
  • Facilitated Evaluation 
  • Negotiations Support 
  • Succession Planning 
  • Strategic Planning 
  • Facilities Utilization Studies 
  • Community Forums

*Note:  The Michigan Leadership Institute Superintendent Professional Preparation Series Academy is not affiliated with any superintendent academies or their sponsoring organizations which operate outside the state of Michigan.

Reasons to Let MLI Serve You

Michigan Leadership Institute has a 20-year history of serving Michigan school districts. We understand the challenges faced by the public school districts of Michigan, and we are prepared to support school district boards and superintendents in meeting them.

Michigan Leadership Institute has earned a reputation for providing professional, ethical, cost-effective and community-sensitive services. Our references, many of whom are repeat clients, can speak to the quality of MLI services.

Michigan Leadership Institute services are delivered by Regional Presidents who have all been successful, long-term Michigan superintendents. These consultant-practitioners have their fingers on the pulse of their regions and local communities. They form a professional corporate network and bring an extended network that makes them highly effective in their roles supporting local districts and their school boards.

While the major focus of MLI is on Michigan districts, our reach is national when it comes to superintendent searches. Multiple internet postings; an on-line application; and a national network of contacts let us bring national candidates into the applicant mix for Michigan leadership positions.

Michigan Leadership Institute services can be customized to meet the needs of the hiring board/ school district. When it makes sense for the client district, MLI will partner with the local ISD or other professional service providers to ensure that the district’s objectives are met.

“MLI utilizes experienced leaders in the education field who provide a wealth of knowledge and expertise in educational legislation and finance. Simply, they know how to help school districts stay out of trouble well before it begins. In this age of accountability and educational reforms, their services are indispensible.” - Robert D. Livernois, Superintendent-Warren Consolidated Schools