Developing strong Middle Leadership in any institution is the only way that it can grow and develop as a collaboratively powerful professional organisation able to advance and maintain its vison and ethos. A cohesive, reliable team devoted to promoting the best outcomes for students is the cornerstone of school excellence.
(This course can be taken as a single unit or, for maximum benefit, combined with the other modules of the School Leadership development programme).
You are a school leader and you want your school to move towards more collaborative and distributed leadership and a move away from top down instructional command-and-control. You believe leadership should become less of a ladder to climb whereby the only progression is if those above leave, and more like a tree, a true root and branch organisation where all can collaborate to support forward growth and collectively nurture and promote the ethos of the institution. You realise good schools are learning organisations where all professionals are developing their skills to create the optimum learning experience for students.
During this module you will develop the leadership skills to build a team with shared goals and complementary competences to promote the best outcomes for your students. You will discover the best ways to encourage your team while you discover the skills and individual talents represented in it, as well as how to have those difficult conversations that sometimes fall to you as a leader. You will have the opportunity to look at the overlap between leadership and management and how to balance the two.
What a good team looks like
Major factors needed to build a good team
Climate versus culture and your role as leader
Drivers of team climate
Variables of team climate
Reflections and action planning
This workshop is based on a dynamic and interactive approach, with opportunities to experience key interactions between the team leader and both the team and its individual members, whilst providing a robust theoretical framework on group dynamics and leadership effectiveness.
This is a 12 hour on-site workshop delivered in 2 consecutive days (09:00 to16:30) combining synchronous and asynchronous coursework.
Elly Tobin has over three decades of experience as a senior leader in international and UK national institutions. She worked for over 25 years in international education and from 2008 was Principal of a large pre-university college in Birmingham, UK as well as the Director of the College for International Citizenship offering short programmes in global studies and international relations. She has worked with A level, Btech, AP and IB programmes and is familiar with the examination processes of those programmes. She has also worked with WASC and CIS accreditation teams and has inspected schools at all levels and has also led intuitions through these processes as well as UK Ofsted inspections.
Since stepping down as Principal of the main college she has been working as a senior consultant for Consilium Education operating worldwide in delivering training for teachers and managers in Leadership and Management, EAL and school start-ups in a variety of global locations and on-line. She is also developing programmes for wider student engagement to promote confidence and leadership skills. Elly is a respected workshop presenter and keynote speaker at conferences around the world. She writes children stories as a hobby and is currently living in Birmingham UK. Elly was awarded the OBE for her services to education and young people as well as an honorary doctorate from Aston University UK.
On site workshops will be held in Lisbon or Cascais (Greater Lisbon Area), Portugal.
The exact location, as well as accommodation options, will be announced in due course.
650 € per participant, inclusive of materials in soft copy and certificate.
Dates for the 2022-2023 school year will be announced shortly.
This workshop may be taken as an independent stand-alone module
or as the first in the series of leadership modules before the “Striving for Team Excellence in Student Achievement” and “Managing Performance and Raising Standards” workshops.