1) To provide the support that novice, newly hired, aspiring, and turnaround principals must have to fully develop their leadership skills through ongoing, consistent individualized professional growth opportunities and expert coaching with highly-qualified mentors.

2) To create a core of experienced principals with the appropriate skills and tools to promote leadership consistent with Leading Learning Communities:  Standards for What Principals Should Know and Be Able to Do.

3) To create a model for instructional leadership mentor training which is consistent with professional standards and which addresses the specific needs of school principals and other administrators.