Governance: Introduction to the IB for school owners and board members (Leadership) (2 days)

PD Topic area:  ALL
Language:  Japanese
Level:  Cat 3

Applications Closed

All registered applicants will be notified via email on 12 July 2017


Please note that there are several DP workshops in Tokyo, Japan on 2-4 August 2017. Click here for more details. 


Application for MEXT Supported Places

Starting in the 2016 Fiscal Year, MEXT will provide free places in IB workshops for participants who meet certain eligibility criteria*

  • Public Officials working for Boards of Education, with approval from their organization.
  • Teachers from a domestic educational facility which can either be a school provided for in the School Education Act of Japan or a private school accredited by WASC, CIS or ACSI. Teachers must have the approval of their Head of School.
  • The school can be an IB, Candidate, Interested or Authorised School, or just interested in finding out more about the IB.

* Priority will be given to applicants who have not previously attended a Category 1 workshop, and priority will also be given to applicants from non-authorized schools and from Boards of Education. To ensure this service is available to as many schools/organizations as possible, we may choose to limit the number of applicants from any one school/organization depending on the number of requests and the places available.



To apply for a MEXT supported event, please complete the online form here.

Application is acceptable until 28 June 2017. Subject to the approval of MEXT, all registered applicants will be notified via email on 12 July 2017.


If you have any further inquiries with regards to the registration process, please contact the Registration Support Officer via email:

*Note that several of these workshops will be supported by English-speaking IB workshop leaders.


Governance: Introduction to the IB for school owners and board members

This workshop introduces the philosophy of the IB to owners and members of governing boards. It focuses on standards A (philosophy) and B (leadership and resources) to assist these groups in understanding their responsibility and contribution to the successful implementation of IB programmes. Participants will have an overview of the processes of authorization and evaluation and an opportunity to look at their school through the eyes of an IB visitor.

NOTE: This workshop is only available as a face to face event.


Workshop name PD Topic area Language Level
Governance: Introduction to the IB for school owners and board members (Leadership) (2 days) ALL Japanese Cat 3

Speakers details

Margaret Alvarez
Principal, ISS International School in Singapore

As the former Associate Director for the Council of International Schools (CIS), Dr. Margaret Alvarez has evaluated international schools in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East and managed international school evaluations in Asia. Margaret assisted in designing CIS protocols to measure the quality of international schools and joint evaluations with the IB, as well as introducing three IB programmes to ISS. Margaret and her husband Antonio have two daughters who attend IB World Schools.

Margaret's leadership mantra: Like directing an orchestra, empowering leaders to navigate the changing international education environment whilst maintaining a collaborative environment amongst school community sectors so that they can understand, appreciate and contribute to ‘the music’.