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Dr. Sammy Wafi

Deputy School Principal

German International School Dubai

Dr. Sammy Wafi is a passionate teaching and education expert with 14+ years of experience in educational leadership, research, and teaching from Germany and the UAE. He has a strong research background with a Ph.D. in psychology and first-tier Journal publications. He also holds a Master of Arts in Education Sciences, a Masters's Degree in Teaching specializing in maths, sports, and music as well as an IB Certificate in Leadership Practice. In his current role, Dr. Wafi is the Deputy School Principal of the German International School in Dubai. 


31 October, 2023 | 14:20 to 14:40
10 must-have skills to drive impact as an educational leader

In the presentation, the ten essential characteristics of a competent leader are explained step by step and enriched with successful practical examples from the school context.

The ten essential qualities of a competent leader focus on the following areas:

1. Communication skills
2. Active listening
3. Being able to set the right goals
4. Being diplomatic
5. Resolve conflicts
6. Ability to motivate
7. Decisiveness
8. Assertiveness
9. Authenticity
10. Accountability