Future Leaders

Future Leaders

10:30 - 12:30Effective Leadership for Learning

When developing future leaders, we should ask; how we will measure success? What makes a leader effective? This session will explore the differences between leadership and management and discuss the most important outcome of leadership within schools. We will examine the ‘basket’ of assessments – what we call the ‘learning dashboard’- that is at a leader’s disposal and introduce a toolkit for measuring learning when it is happening and not ‘after the fact’. To conclude the workshop, we will explore strategies leaders can put in place to focus on achieving their goals. For example; using filter questions, making data driven decisions, and focusing on high leverage activities.

Language : English

Topic : Leadership and Management

Speaker:
  • Isabel Du Toit | Fieldwork International Consultant & School Leadership Management | Fieldwork Education

12:30 - 13:30The Culture of Leadership

To what extent is leadership context-driven? How does culture impact leadership? What are beliefs and values about leadership, and how do they impact leadership practices? We will examine research around these questions, and consider what that means on an individual level, with each participant leaving with a set of growth and development objectives.

Language : English

Topic : Leadership and Management

Speaker:
  • Kevin Ruth | Chief Executive | ECIS (Educational Collaborative for International Schools)

13:30 - 14:00Using Theatre Activities to build a Safe Environment

This workshop will be an interactive workshop. I will unpack theatre activities that I use in the classroom that create a safe environment for my students to be free and open. As a secondary teacher, students care about what their peers think, especially as the world is highly focus on social media with how many likes and followers we get. Students walk in the room with have issues with other students and so much high school "drama" that it is hard for them to learn because they are so wrapped about what this person and so and so. I use theatre activities and have shared some them with colleagues to have fun tne the beginning of the class or maybe in the middle to break instructional time. For school leaders who struggle with school culture these activities could also be great to use working with blending new and returning staff.

Language : English

Topic : Leadership and Management

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15:00 - 16:00For Practitioners who may be thinking about starting their own early years business:

This session will discuss the essential considerations for new entrants, such as early years practitioners and teachers looking to purchase or develop their own nursery business.

We will examine key factors that are requisite to developing a successful business, commencing with a discussion around the importance of research and preparation, the development of in-depth knowledge of your personal skill set, the sector and market, before even starting to look at nursery businesses for sale, or potential properties that may offer scope to convert into nursery use. 

We will examine key topics including:

  • Business Planning
  • Finance fundamentals
  • Location, Location, Location
  • You’ve identified a nursery which looks good on paper – what next
  • Asking price and value – how to formulate your offer
  • Is the Property you plan to acquire ‘future proofed?’
  • Deal completion and Handover – Top Tips
  • The session will conclude with a Q&A opportunity.

Language : English

Topic : Early Years

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16:00 - 17:00Changing Environment in Education of Tomorrow for Leaders, Teachers and Learners in Education

What is the education scene today why is it so what is the result of it. what is required? a paradigm change how? identifying the society of tomorrow and what education will be required. transformation in skill sets, attitudes, values and behaviours. what are the skill sets? attitudes? values? and behaviours? How can educational institutions prepare for it? psychological revolution required in education.

Language : English

Topic : Leadership and Management

Speaker:
  • Savita Venkat | Independent Educational Consultant, Motivational Speaker and Life Coach and Chief Development officer | Bombay Cambridge Gurukul

10:30 - 11:30Pragmatic Leadership

Being an effective leader is not easy in ever changing contexts. We know that the people that we work with bring their own values and beliefs to the workplace based on their diverse backgrounds, cultures and experiences. This session discusses how to be a pragmatic leader by knowing and adjusting your leadership style to meet the needs of both yourself and the people you are leading in the contexts you find yourself in. We will discuss how to engage in courageous conversations in different situations in order to ensure effective leadership, while still being mindful of the messages that you are sending out and the need to stay aligned to your core values and beliefs.

Language : English

Topic : Leadership and Management

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11:30 - 12:30High Performance Learning: How To Become a World Class School

We used to think that only some students could be academically successful - but now we know better. Far more children can achieve highly and these students are not ‘test passers’ but well-rounded, happy individuals able to thrive in life beyond school as well as within it. To get there school leaders need to understand how to create cognitive success and need a plan to make it happen. This talk introduces the high performance learning philosophy where every learner is seen as a potential high performer and the high performance learning framework which enables schools to systematically enhance cognitive functioning and ‘build better brains’. Drawing on psychology & neuro-science research this evidence-based approach leads to a significant uplift in student outcomes. Already adopted by some of the most innovative schools in the Middle East this approach challenges schools to be more ambitious, to banish the old 'bell curve' and aim for high performance for all.

Language : English

Topic : Leadership and Management

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12:30 - 13:30How to Make Sure Your Next Leadership Role is the Perfect Fit

This session is aimed at current and aspiring school leaders who are starting to look ahead to their next move in international education and who want to prepare effectively. Drawing on recent extensive recent research conducted by LSC Education with over 200 school leaders worldwide, this workshop will look closely at what makes a really good fit in a leadership role, and how leaders and aspiring leaders can best prepare themselves to make a successful next move. Areas covered will include: • What does ‘a good fit’ in leadership roles actually mean? • How should you set about choosing your next role? • How and when might career coaching benefit you? • What should your next steps be on your journey to your next role?

Language : English

Topic : Leadership and Management

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13:30 - 14:30Leading With Powerful Questions (Whatever Your Role May Be)

Every leader knows the power of asking a good question (or they should). But, encouraging distributed and emergent leadership throughout a team or an organization by empowering staff with the skill of powerful questioning is the next level. When team leaders, coaches and staff members regularly formulate and ask powerful questions, they are able to get to the heart of issues quickly, solve their own conflicts, build trust amongst themselves, set strong goals, build up their vision and sense of possibility and find creative solutions.

In this interactive, experiential session we will explore different ways of using questions to support the growth of teams and ourselves. After sharing a very quick presentation about our experience working with questions at Bon Education, attendees will be led through a structured play with a deck of 56 question cards we have created.

When questions come out to play, who knows what will happen!

Come to this session if you'd like to use questions to create greater impact in your organization. Along the way you might discover something new about yourself and be inspired by others in the room!

Language : English

Topic : Leadership and Management

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14:30 - 15:30"Teacher, I’m Bored!” How Schools Are Revolutionizing Teaching for Active Engagement

School leaders and teachers will be introduced to Alef Education's technology-enabled learning experiences. Participants will see how Alef Education is transforming the way that educators prepare students for the 21st Century workplace. The Alef platform provides highly immersive, engaging content for students and immediate, comprehensive data about student learning for teachers and school leaders. Some of the challenges and successes of digital education will be explored as attendees stand up, move around, and interact.  

Language : English

Topic : Digital / eLearning

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15:30 - 16:30Positive Education & Leadership

Developing students ready to face the future is about developing competencies--integration of knowledge, skills, and values applied collaboratively to meaningful issues. School leaders who wish to model competencies to their school communities should look to build Positive Teams--educators who are aware of one another's strengths and who focus on collaboration, support, and growth. In this talk Dr. Lalonde will share a strengths-based approach to leadership that develops teams who create exceptional educational environments.

Language : English

Topic : Leadership and Management

Speaker:
  • Ronald Lalonde | CEO & Founder, Middle East Manager | Riverspath Coaching and Consulting & Institute of Positive Education

16:30 - 16:50Cloud computing services in educational systems.

Cloud computing has a great impact in recent years, allowing users to access to programs and development platforms from different devices. The advantages of the cloud ( agility - scalability - availability - mobility - cost savings ) allow all organizations and companies to adopt the cloud computing solutions. The risks must be focused on the adoption of the cloud computing solutions (security - reliability - regulation). In this paper we are describing cloud computing services, and how we can use it in large education systems on a global level, and how E-learning standards like (SCORM) and (MOOCs) can be implemented on cloud services for large number of users.

Language : English

Topic : Learning Environment

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10:30 - 11:00Sustainability in Schools - Going Beyond the Hashtags

This presentation will explore the reasons why schools need to get serious about sustainability. A global perspective of the challenges our current generation of students now face will be shared, and some ways to activate adults and children will be discussed. Students from Fairgreen International School will be present to share their ideas and thoughts on the importance of sustainability in schools.

Language : English

Topic : Leadership and Management

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11:00 - 11:30Motivational Strategies to Leverage Performance in Key Areas of Life

This will be a highly interactive session with activities and small assignments.

Language : English

Topic : Leadership and Management

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11:30 - 12:30Dubai Inclusive Education Policy Framework (2017)

Identification and Early Intervention. Admissions, Participation and Equity. Leadership and Accountability. Systems of Support for Inclusive Education. Special Education Centers as a Resource for Inclusive Education. Co-operation, Co-ordination and Partnerships. Fostering a Culture of Inclusive Education. Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting. Resourcing for Inclusive Education. Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVET), Higher Education and Post-School Employment

Language : English

Topic : Higher Education / Vocational

Speaker:
  • Moustafa Mahmoud | Head of Special Education & Inclusion | Ittihad Private School

12:30 - 13:30How Embedding a Coaching Culture Could Transform Your School

Coaching is emerging as one of the most powerful ways to evoke transformation in teams and individuals. Once well embedded, coaching can be a hugely powerful way of driving school improvement and improving teacher engagement and well-being. This workshop will leave delegates with an insight into the skills and confidence to initiate and create powerful coaching conversations with their team, understand the power of coaching and how it can be used as tool for creating growth and transformation. They will be able to recognise the scenarios in which coaching is needed, as well as when it is not and have a better understanding of themselves as a potential coach and the impact this can have on their schools.

Language : English

Topic : Leadership and Management

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13:30 - 14:30How Expressing True Vulnerability and Openness to Other Perspectives on Teaching Can Transform Practice

In this workshop Gill will explore how school leaders can create a culture within which teachers can truly be themselves and in doing so take more risks, be more innovative and be more open to change. She will bring her experience of school leadership in 3 different and diverse settings and combine it with her training as an executive coach to draw out the transformational process that can occur when people are truly vulnerable with their colleagues and team mates.

Language : English

Topic : Leadership and Management

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14:30 - 15:30Leading with Cultural Intelligence

What defines culture? Is it clothing, mannerisms, traditions? Is it religion, celebrations, or ceremonial practices? Today our world has become a village, and we teach and lead among a multitude of cultures and attitudes. How do we navigate the intricacies of a multi-cultural school community? How do we make it inclusive? In our global villages, the real measure of success in navigating our diverse team relationships, student populations, and host countries is through building our “Cultural Intelligence.” It’s a unique set of skills that equip you to form long-lasting successful relationships with co-workers and students. It will also help you develop culturally responsive classroom management styles that create caring, self-regulating, and inclusive school community. What you will Learn: What is Cultural Intelligence? How can I build my skills? How can I use it to create an inclusive classroom and school community?

Language : English

Topic : Leadership and Management

Speaker:
  • Nasif Kayed | Founder & CEO | The Arab Culturalist Education