Most, if not all International Schools, have professional development (PD) resources for Middle Leaders. Whether it be relying on ACAMIS’s annual Middle Leadership courses, the National Professional Qualification for Middle Leaders (NPQML) or a mixed bag approach of book studies and mentoring, school administrators realize they need to do more than just pick the right person for the job, they need to equip them with the right tools.
This job-a-like, our 4th Annual PD event for Professional Development Coordinators, is for anyone with a responsibility for planning, facilitating or supporting leadership development in their school. In previous years we tackled tough questions of how to more effectively plan and evaluate professional development. These topics will still be part of the job-a-like this year, but they will be presented from the perspective of how to ensure the most important stakeholder, senior leadership, is included. By involving senior leaders in the development of aspiring leaders in their school, they contribute directly to the continuum of growth within their school. Please note the use of the word initiatives, which is intended to mean all the activities that must take place in order to develop great leaders, of which leadership training programs are just a small part.
Why should you join:
- Gain access to a library of resources to inform your thinking on how to develop whole-school leaders
- Learn new tools for assessing leadership competencies and evaluating leadership development
- Learn first-hand the successes and challenges experienced by other PD Coordinators
- Broaden your educational leader professional learning network
Target Audience: This job-a-like is for all leaders across a school, Primary and Secondary, that coordinate and lead professional learning. This includes, but is not limited to: Principals, Deputies, Heads of Faculty, Heads of Department, Grade Level Leaders, Coordinators and Instructional Coaches.
Time Requirement: 3 hours, plus 2-hours reading before the job-a-like
Breakout Stands: There will be 4 facilitators for this job-a-like, each will facilitate a discussion on 1 of 4 topics:
- What do whole-school leaders need to know and do
- Assessing leadership competencies and skills
- Senior Leaders as Coaches and Mentors
- Monitoring and Evaluating Leadership Development
Post Meeting Activity: Peer Review a PD Plan (Optional). An online collaborative PD program planning template will be provided for outlining your Leadership Development Program and for peers to comment on.
Certificate Course: 5 hours of professional learning
Meeting Time: 15:00 - 18:30 Hong Kong Time Zone (2 x 10-minute Breaks)
Date: Thursday, September 23
Meeting Software: Zoom for Audio/Video and Teams for file sharing
Access to Recordings: Included for registrants and available in Teams for 1 year
What is the cost of the online learning experience?
Space is limited to 60 people to ensure interactive and productive dialog. A school campus may only send 4 people. If a school has multiple campuses it may send 4 people per campus. A campus may be considered the Primary, Middle and Secondary school sections of a school if those sections don’t share responsibilities or budget for leadership development.
US$150 per person
SPECIAL BULK DISCOUNT
US$500 for 4 people.
US$200 per person
SPECIAL BULK DISCOUNT
US$600 for 4 people.
IMPORTANT NOTE TO PARTICIPANTS
Email communication before the course start date
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Approximately 2-weeks before the start of the course, participants will be emailed a course introduction, instructions for how to participate and a pre-course survey and readings, if applicable. If you do not receive this email please let us know.