Sessions previously presented

  • Leadership: The Most Creative of the Arts
  • Rethinking the Principalship: Bold Actions for Changing Times
  • Curriculum Designs for State Standards: Learning, Thinking, Creating
  • Debunking the Myths about Change: Understanding Transitions
  • Bridging the Gap between Beliefs and Behaviors: Powerful Performance Appraisal
  • The Principal as Assessor: Data Informed Instructional Systems
  • What's My Style: Understanding Workplace Behavior and Performance
  • Building Highly Effective Teams: Lead the Charge!
  • Learning for the Next Generation: What Works?
  • Designing Effective Induction Programs
  • Hooray for Diffendoofer Day: What Really Matters in Education?

leadership matters LLC

Leadership Matters specializes in professional learning that will re-energize leaders and enhance leadership capacity, strengthen leadership in your organization, understand how to make transitions that last, and develop high performing teams that make a difference.


Michael Chirichello is an engaging, exciting, and inspiring presenter. His workshops are customized to meet your organization's needs. 

for your business

- cross-cultural professional development that will improve the culture of your workplace and the performance of your employees

- discover how you can become a high performing team and work together collaboratively

for Your school or district

- developing leadership capacity and team building through board/administrator retreats

- expert in assisting your district to create powerful curriculum designs through concepts and connections that support state standards

- assist you in developing and strengthening performance appraisal systems for both principals and teachers based on your state's design

- provide you with an opportunity to develop powerful coaching and induction programs for mentors and novice teachers  


Thank you for your investment in me and in our cohort over the last two years. The program that you have constructed and led brought together the strengths, experience, and mentorship of the learning associates in an elegant fashion, allowing each of us to function as both teachers and students. I am grateful for the vision you have carried for the program and the impact of its implementation on my personal and professional life. I look forward to continued collaboration through presentations and other opportunities.      

Superintendent, KY

Some people have a rare charm about them, with which they can touch and enrich the lives of those who come into contact with them. Professor Michael Chirichello is one such, who is endowed with a wonderful gift of communication, a vibrant sense of humor, a genuine concern for others, and to top it all, an in-depth knowledge of his area of specialization – Educational Leadership. 

                        Mathew Ninan, Director

Little Rock Indian School, India

Leadership Matters LLC