Principal Collegial Cohorts

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Registration Closed.
Last Date to Register: 4/9/2024 11:59 PM
Last Date to Cancel: 4/11/2024 11:59 PM
Agency: Metro ECSU
Agency Contact: Christina Streiff Oji
Agency Assistant: Brittany Stepan -
Location: Twin Cities 400 Tavern
1300 Industrial Blvd NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
Facility: Twin Cities 400 Tavern
4/11/2024 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Principal Collegial Cohorts 2023-24 School Year

A space for Principals and Assistant Principals from around the Twin Cities Metro Area to connect with one another on a regular basis. We will brainstorm topics to discuss at each session for collaboration and dialogue with an action-oriented focus. Lunch purchased on own, if desired.

Target Audience: K-12 Principals and Assistant Principals

Location: Twin Cities 400 Tavern, 400 Industrical Blvd NE, Minneapolis, MN, 55413

Facilitator, Chris Streiff Oji, M. Ed., Ed.S. (she/her/hers)

Chris was born and raised in Los Angeles, California but after 31 years considers Minnesota to be home. She has 27 years of experience in Education in Minnesota serving as a teacher K-12, middle and elementary school building administrator. She led professional development and continuous improvement at the district level for the Rochester Public Schools where she assisted schools in developing their strategic focus with an equity lens. She has been an equity advocate addressing gaps with measurable results both academically and behaviorally at both the district and building level. She developed FISH! For Schools Curriculum and consulted with school districts across the U.S. to improve culture and climate in schools. Chris completed the NAESP Leadership Immersion Institute on coaching and mentoring principals. She currently serves as the Professional Development Strategist for Metro ECSU.

Testamonial from Jennifer, Metro Areas Principal

As a first-year principal, I am incredibly grateful to have Chris's coaching support. Not only does Chris openly share her depth of knowledge and numerous resources, she is also skilled in helping me take a step back from the fast-paced nature of the work each week to keep in perspective improving school culture, empowering staff, and strengthening systems. Chris's coaching support has helped me stay committed to interrupting a system that produces inequitable and predictable outcomes based on family of origin, racial background, and socioeconomic status. If you are a leader committed to student success and reimagining public schooling from a human-centered approach, I highly recommend Chris as a coach and thought partner. The work is not for the faint of heart, and it is not meant to be done alone. 


$200 BrightWorks Member (lunch purchased on own, if desired)

$240 Non-member (lunch purchased on own, if desired)

Please make checks payable to BrightWorks and mail to: 

Attn: Brittany Stepan
2 Pine Tree Drive, Suite 101
Arden Hills, MN 55112

Please note: If an invoice is required, an additional fee of $10 will be applied. 

Cancellation: You can cancel your own registration for an event before the cancellation deadline. (Please check the event information for specific cancellation details.) If the event has a fee, refunds are possible only if cancellation is prior to the deadline. If you do not attend and do not cancel prior to an event, you are still responsible for payment and will be billed.

Special Accommodations: Please alert BrightWorks 2-3 weeks prior to the workshop/event if you need special accommodations, including sign language interpreters. (BrightWorks requires a notice of 2 business days to cancel a sign language interpreter. If you fail to cancel, we reserve the right to bill your school/district for this expense.) Update your profile as needed. Special accommodations are not included with each registration, but are stored in your profile until you make changes.