Connect with CalWest


Connect with CalWest provides opportunities for educators to strengthen their leadership skills and develop their capacity to grow in their current positions.  We share professional development and leadership expertise through educational programs, online courses, and research on topics of interest to the independent school community. 

Professional Development Workshops

Effective Interviewing Skills

Transitioning to Independent Schools: Things I Wish I’d Known

Teachers as Leaders: Develop Your Ability to Have Influence in Your School  


Diversity Programs & Workshops

Cultural Competency by Design: Connecting Intention and Impact

Perspectives on the Recruiting Dynamic

Advancing Equity and Inclusion


Online Courses

Introduction to Blended Learning

Introduction to Independent Schools



Hiring Practices Survey Results

CalWest Educators created this survey to identify current recruiting and hiring trends in independent schools.

Tips for Successful Hiring Practices 

Experts shared their observations on cultivating candidates, using technology and other insights on this topic.

Recommended Reading Materials 

Faculty from our Diversity Programs shared books and articles that highlight equity, inclusion and social justice education.