Leadership for Learning: Leadership for Learning:A Leadership Development Program for Middle Level Leaders in International Schools Dr. Philip Hallinger Dr. Allan Walker Asia Pacific Centre for Leadership and Change Hong Kong Institute of Education Hong Kong Institute of Education
Leadership for Learning in International Schools: A Program for Middle Level LeadersBackgroundThe increasingly competitive environment of International schools has raised the stakes inmeeting parental and student expectations for quality, especially in teaching and learning. Inrecent years, a diverse global literature highlights the important contribution that leadershipmakes towards both teacher innovation and successful student learning. This research finds thatthe distribution of leadership is especially important in international schools, which often operatewith multiple units and programs (e.g., 2 or more school units and IB programs within the sameschool). Thus, strengthening the capacity for middle level leadership can be viewed as anessential for sustainable excellence both today and in the future. This proposal presents anintroductory program in leadership development designed explicitly for middle level leaders ininternational schools.ProposalThis proposal outlines a 2 day leadership development program aimed at middle level leaders ofinternational schools in Asia Pacific. The program has two main foci: 1. Development of leadership perspectives for application in international schools 2. Capacity-building specifically aimed at building skills in leading learning in international schoolsTopicsLeading Learning in International Schools Participants will email us three middle leadership issues/problems they are currently facing in school: relational issue; learning issue, capacity issue. Perspectives on Leadership through Metaphor. This session discusses different approaches to middle leadership using a set of metaphors. Participants nominate preferred approach/es and are asked to: 1., locate this in context; 2. nominate ‘ideal’ connective leadership pathways and 3., discuss strategies /action for making these work.Leadership for Learning: A Framework for Practice Introduces a globally validated framework for enacting leadership for learning. Presents up-to-date research drawn from public and international schools. Provides an opportunity for self-assessment on key leadership functions that impact learning
Creating Time and Capacity to Lead Learning Instructor will present common obstacles to exercising leadership for learning in schools. Highlights the importance of time management and capacity development as strategies for overcoming these obstacles Challenges middle level leaders to work collaboratively in order to identify their own obstacles and then develop solutions that will enable them to enact a leadership role in their daily practice.Leadership Effectiveness Simulation An active learning simulation in which participants must solve a problem in teams The simulation highlights the role of leadership in achieving high performance in teams, and attunes participants to the importance of maintaining a balanced focus on performance and satisfaction in order to achieve sustainable results. The simulation provides memorable lessons in the importance of communication, leadership and team decision-making.Speed Leadership Drawing on real issues/problems participants will have the opportunity to share discuss leadership issues with a number of colleagues on an important leadership problem facing them in the workplace. These rapid-fire discussions with a large number of colleagues will be generate a wide range of specific strategies/actions that they can bring back to work.Details In order to ensure active participation we recommend between 20 and 40 participants Length is two 6 hour days in length Dates can be suggested by the school. Thursday/Friday or Friday/Saturday are preferredCosts The cost of the two-day program is $8,000 USD. This fee includes: o Curriculum design o Instruction o All travel expenses The sponsoring organization is responsible for all on-site expenses and reproduction of materials.
Workshop LeadersDr. Philip Hallinger and Dr. Allan Walker are Co-Directors of the Asia Pacific Centre forLeadership and Change at the Hong Kong Institute of Education. Experienced teachers, trainersand researchers, they have, over the past two decades, been among the leading scholars ineducational leadership and management in Asia Pacific. They currently serve as co-editors of theJournal of Educational Administration, and recently completed a multi-year, international studyof leadership and program transition in IB World Schools. Both are frequent keynote speakersand workshop leaders in the region.Professor Philip Hallinger graduated with his doctorate in administration and policy analysisfrom Stanford University (USA). From 1987-2000, he was Professor of Leadership andOrganizations at Vanderbilt University, the top-rated College of Education in the USA. He alsoserved for eight years as the Executive Director and Chief Academic Officer of the College ofManagement at Mahidol University in Thailand. Professor Hallinger came to Hong KongInstitute of Education in 2008 where he founded the Asia Pacific Centre for Leadership andChange. He has conducted training for more than 10,000 school leaders throughout Asia since1990 (e.g., Thailand, Malaysia, India, Singapore, Laos, Hong Kong, Philippines, China, Taiwan).Dr. Hallinger is also an active corporate trainer in leadership development, whose clients includeIBM, Nestle, Thai Airways, Biersdorff, Merck, Chevron, Siam Cement Group, Unocal, and SunMicrosystems.Professor Allan Walker is the Joseph Lau Professor of International Educational Leadership atHKIEd. Professor Walker graduated with his Ph.D. in educational administration from theUniversity of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana in the USA. He came to HKIEd in 2010 after 15 yearsas a Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Dr. Walker has been, over the past
decade, the most active trainer of school leaders in Hong Kong. He has designed innovativeleadership development programs for school leaders at every level, which have consistentlywon competitive tenders. Currently, he is conducting a three-year long leadership developmentprogram for middle level leaders from the English Schools Foundation in Hong Kong.