Mohamad Saad

Principal, AJYAL International School, MBZ, Abu Dhabi

• Born in 1969 • Living in UAE since 1994 • BA in English language and literature teaching, Lebanese University 1992 • PGD in Finance and Accounting, University of Liverpool 2012 • MBA in (Educational) Leadership, University of Northampton 2016 (distinction) • NPQH (2021) • A business manager, vice principal and principal since 2007. • Professional trainer and senior consultant since 2008 (with On Track International, UK). • BSME Country Representative- Abu Dhabi • (former) Chairman of Al Ain Private Schools Principals Association • Panel Discussion speaker @ EduTech Middle east (Nov 14 – 14, 2017/Dubai) • Panelist, World Education Summit (WES) (Dec 2018) (Feb 2020) • Presenter-GESS/#GESSTalks/Embarking on New Normal (Sept 2020) • Presenter-GESS-Global Leadership Summit (March 23, 24, 2021) Have been in the education sector for more than twenty years, both as a teacher and senior administrator. Worked in leadership positions in schools that follow the American curriculum, British curriculum, the IB diploma, and UAE curriculum. Last 14 years have been in senior management: program manager/interim campus director, business manager, and principal in international schools, local schools with international programs, government body, and higher education institute. Extensive knowledge in British and American curricula.

Skills Development Training

15 November 2021 | 11:00 - 11:20 | English | School leaders: aspirations and challenges

Every school staff member should possess the inner drive to move up the ladder and assume leadership positions in their schools. The ultimate goal is obviously to become a school leader (head/principal/director). However, the process to achieving that can be daunting and filled with obstacles, challenges, and hardships. This presentation will shed the light on best practices for aspiring leaders to be able to successfully navigate their way towards their goals. Understanding what it takes to be a successful leader, be it middle leader or senior one, requires qualification, training, mentoring, and coaching.