Registration for 
SAM Leaders Professional Learning Program 2021-22
is Now Open! 
Click HERE to Register!

The official launch of SAM LPLP 2021-22 is the SAM LPLP Summit on Tuesday, July 27th from 12:00 - 3:00 PM at the Delta Colonial in Helena or via Zoom, following the SAM Administrators Institute 2021.  


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SAM LPLP Members are invited to the monthly SAM LPLP Huddle on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 10:00 AM

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The SAM LPLP Huddle is a monthly one-hour virtual discussion between SAM LPLP Members, Providers, and the SAM Office.

Each month will feature...

  • Monthly calendar items and resource update
  • Thought-leader session around a timely topic
  • Discussion/Q & A

You will not want to miss this time to connect with your colleagues and access the resources you need now. 





SAM LPLP 2020-21

The Leaders Professional Learning Program (LPLP) provides a unique and innovative approach to professional learning for Montana school leaders by offering an opportunity for participants to receive student-focused, solution-based professional development designed to be responsive to the challenges and issues administrators face each day. 

Connecting new, experienced, and aspiring administrators throughout the state, SAM LPLP’s multi-faceted blended learning approach consists of

  • a rich online resource center complete with a vast collection of books, articles, videos, websites, and activities organized around the ten Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (PSEL) and adapted by Montana leaders to reflect the Montana education environment;
  • collegial learning networks designed to be dynamic based upon topics of interest as they arise that allow participants to focus on specific areas of interest;
  • personal learning networks, including the option of one-on-one coaching/mentoring with experienced Providers.

Tailored to meet the needs of administrators, learning networks meet both virtually and face-to-face allowing participants to share challenges, successes, and thought leadership with like-minded Montana leaders experiencing similar job roles, situations, and context while bringing professional development to the administrator.

The goal of the SAM LPLP is to provide intentional, personalized professional learning to Montana educators through research-based strategies resulting in improvements in job satisfaction, administrator longevity, and ultimately to increased student achievement and quality of instruction which will positively impact the education of students across Montana.