Leadership Seminar for Overseas Principals

The Program

The Office of Overseas Schools (US Department of State) and AAIE continue to collaborate on a leadership development program aimed at the principalship and other leadership positions that lend itself to participants moving to the headship.

Each region’s Regional Education Officer select school leaders who will bring an important voice to our discussions and debates about leading others, adaptive change and development of skill sets that predict bringing your abilities to leading schools around the world.

Two guiding books, Leadership in Turbulent Times and Leadership on the Line, suggests that we will be wondering together about, “…leadership being an improvisational art”, a concept depicted so well in the leadership lives of Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Lyndon Johnson.  We think that the literature chosen offers grist for leadership conversations and a means of making connections. Where indeed, we may have clear orienting values, a motivating vision, and a future-driven strategic plan– yet, it is your moment to moment leadership and response to what is happening that speak to effectiveness. So much to discuss. So much to discover, together.

Consider a quote from Leadership on the Line, “No one learns only by staring in the mirror. We all learn—and are sometimes transformed—by encountering differences that challenge our own experience and assumptions.”  We think the LSOP Program lives this sentiment. With open mind, open heart and open will, we hope participants will embrace that rare brand of possibility thinking where leaders walk away with refreshed confidence and a professional compass that points to leading their own school one day soon. The success of the LSOP program is that indeed a number of participants are now school heads.   

Discussions will be facilitated and enlivened by Professor John Verdi of St. John’s College. All participants work together over a three-day session to make leadership connections from the literature, highlighting best practice and to relate discussions to the life of overseas schools and the impact on leadership.

 


 

Program Leaders

Discussions will be facilitated and enlivened by Professor John Verdi of St. John’s College.

 

WHO should attend

Aimed at the principalship and other leadership positions that lend itself to participants moving to the headship.

 

WHEN will it take place

All participants work together over a three-day session. Please check back for dates.

HOW to register

Each region’s Regional Education Officer select school leaders who will bring an important voice to our discussions and debates about leading others, adaptive change and development of skill sets that predict bringing your abilities to leading schools around the world.