Founded in 1991, the International Center for Leadership in Education has a wealth of experience in assisting schools and districts in implementing organizational changes that translate into world-class curriculum, instruction, and assessment systems. International Center staff, keynote speakers, consultants, and trainers share their expertise in the management of change, achieving high standards, curriculum development and customized solutions for our clients.
System leadership is a new, exciting and growing phenomenon in education. It refers to leadership that goes beyond a single school, where leaders work directly for the success and welfare of students in other institutions as well as their own.
Backed by 25 years of original research and data from over 3 million leaders, The Leadership Challenge® is a leadership development program by bestselling authors Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner. Approaching leadership as a measurable, learnable, and teachable set of behaviors, this proven leadership model proclaims Leadership Is Everyone’s Business.
David Hopkins is Professor Emeritus at the Institute of Education, University of London; where until recently, he held the inaugural HSBC iNet Chair in International Leadership. Between 2002 and 2005 he served three Secretary of States as the Chief Adviser on School Standards at the Department for Education and Skills. David is also an International Mountain Guide who still climbs regularly in the Alps and Himalayas.
As countries strive to reform education systems and improve student results, school leadership is high on education policy agendas. But in many countries, the men and women who run schools are overburdened, underpaid and near retirement. And few people are lining up for their jobs.
What leadership roles contribute most to improving student learning? How best to allocate and distribute leadership tasks? How to develop the right skills for effective school leadership? How to make the profession attractive to high-quality candidates?
Texas State University-San Marcos is hosting the 2010 Education and Community Leadership Conference, previously known as the Assistant Principals and Aspiring School Leaders Conference.
Conducted at the beautiful LBJ Student Center on the Texas State University campus, this one-day conference provides practicing and aspiring school and community leaders an opportunity for nurturing, professional growth, and networking.
The National College for School Leadership (NCSL) helps make a positive difference to children’s lives through the development of world-class school and children’s centre leaders. We provide a range of leadership development activities, publications and resources to suit the needs of leaders at different stages in their careers and in a wide range of contexts. We also work with schools and others to identify and grow future leaders and develop leadership within and beyond schools by enabling excellent leaders to share expertise.
In the marketplace of leadership studies, definitions are plentiful. Leadership concepts and approaches often have diverse or worse, muddled and mischaracterized interpretations. Consequently, practicing educators develop a healthy skepticism toward educational terminology in general. For practitioners, it can be difficult to hone in on relevant and constructive leadership approaches. Spillane and Diamond acknowledge this challenge at the outset in Distributed Leadership in Practice (Spillane and Diamond, 2007).