Understanding leadership

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

Understanding leadership

Leadership is a social construct, positioned in time and place and influenced by personality. This workshop aims to expose, test, and critique the assumptions upon which each participant’s own style, definition and understanding of leadership are based. Leadership theory and current research will form the basis for discussion with case studies and the participants’ own experiences being used to explore leadership, cross-cultural investigations and the impact of culture on leadership styles and practices. There will be an emphasis on the complex, contextual and holistic nature of leadership, and participants will build deeper understandings of how to adapt their leadership style in different contexts.

The workshop will include an introduction to the capabilities and intelligences, core themes and leadership processes that are considered to be most supportive of effective leadership in a range of IB contexts. In line with IB philosophy, participants will be encouraged to develop an investigative mindset, become more inquiry- based and reflective practitioners while modeling life-long learning. Action research will be introduced, helping candidates identify major issues that leaders may face, while planning possible responses that reflect an awareness of local context. Participants will develop and articulate a deeper understanding of their own philosophy, and draft a personal philosophy statement that can then be evaluated as to relevance and effectiveness with reference to daily practice in IB World Schools, through using a reflective journal or blog.

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



Workshop name PD Topic area Language Level
Administrators DP Chinese Cat 1
Understanding leadership ALL Chinese Cat 3
An introduction to the IB programme standards for administrators new to the PYP PYP Chinese Cat 1
MYP Heads of school/Coordinators: Implementing the MYP curriculum MYP Chinese Cat 1