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Building partnerships with parents

Explore the notion of community and partnership and the responsibilities that schools, their leaders, and parents have in creating and sustaining effective relationships. Follow numerous lines of inquiry to understand the role you play in fostering positive relationships with parents.

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Leading through an understanding of finance and accounting

Examine the role of finance and accounting in your school context. Learn how financial projections and analysis can be linked to a broader narrative that supports your school’s mission.

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Well-being and student leadership

Gain an understanding of the different forms of well-being and reflect on a whole-school approach to well-being in your context. Increase your knowledge of personal, social, and physical education; awareness of bullying and cyberbullying; and how to work with the entire school community to support well-being.

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For executive leaders and experienced heads of school

Cultivating learning-focused IB World Schools

In this workshop, you will apply a number of leadership capabilities to build learning focused IB World Schools. You will do this through engaging in snapshots of practice in a range of contexts and applying these to your own. You will explore the challenges of leading IB World Schools and preparing students to live in the 21st century. In addition, you will refine your capacity to play the leading role in guiding a school through IB Authorization and beyond; develop appreciation for the IB mission statement, philosophy and pedagogy; and determine what success can and does mean for your school and its stakeholders.

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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 you in understanding your responsibility and contribution to the successful implementation of IB programmes. You will have an overview of the processes of authorization and evaluation and an opportunity to look at your school through the eyes of an IB visitor.

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Leading an effective professional learning community

Investigate approaches to development of professional learning communities that support IB programme implementation. Use what you learn to evoke greater inquiry, collaborative learning and critical thinking from your staff.

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Darlene Fisher

Evolving leadership in schools with Darlene Fisher (one hour session)

Darlene Fisher has worked for more than 30 years as a teacher and administrator in IB World Schools in Oman, Thailand, India, Turkey, and the UK. Currently, Darlene develops educational training for teachers and school leaders in international schools. She is one of the key designers of the IB Essentials of International Leadership credential and its four core workshops. She trains selected individuals to offer these workshops. Darlene’s doctoral studies at Bath University focus on educational leadership and the impact of culture on effective leadership behaviours. She is a dedicated supporter of IB’s philosophy and works to support teachers and leaders to implement IB in their context.

Darlene's leadership mantra: Culture matters in international leadership.

Listen to a webinar with Darlene Fisher on what leadership behaviours work – where and why!

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