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Transform Your Performance

BE AN EFFECTIVE AND EFFICIENT LEADER

INDIA'S KNOWLEDGE SHARING PLATFORM FOR SCHOOL LEADERS

Sharpen your competencies, knowledge and skills to be a more effective and efficient school leader. Earn the respect and admiration of your management, teachers, students, parents, and community members.

  

Discover the path to

transform your performance.

Lead your school from GOOD to GREAT by enabling all students to maximise their learning and achievements. Help your school achieve its vision and set higher benchmarks of success for the society.

Decode the strategy to

grow your school.

Successful school leaders aspire to lead bigger and better schools in India and abroad. Emerging progressive schools are always searching for professional school leaders to spearhead their growth.

 

Find out how you can

boost your career.

School Leader's Mission

ENABLE EVERY STUDENT TO ATTAIN

THE MAXIMUM POTENTIAL

THE THREE MOST CRITICAL CHALLENGES OF SCHOOL LEADERS

School leaders spend significant time and effort to adhere to the government norms, policies and regulations. The NEP 2019, NCF 2020, and the associated reforms will make the next decade more challenging for school leaders.

Equip yourself to keep pace

with the futuristic reforms.

The largest and the most vital resource of a school is the teachers. School leaders need to find effective strategies to attract the best teachers, nurture them, motivate them to deliver results and eventually retain them over long periods.

Learn the best practices

to manage teachers.

Today's parents and students are powerful consumers who are more aware and vocal in and outside the school. Satisfying these evolved consumers is a challenge that school leaders have never faced earlier.

 

Discover effective strategies to 

manage parents and students.

Develop Actionable Insight

TO IMPROVE STUDENT PERFORMANCE

THE SEVEN SCHOOL LEADERSHIP DOMAINS

1

A school's environment and culture play a long-lasting critical role in students' learning and achievement. Successful school leaders must possess the competencies and skills to identify, define, and nurture a positive learning culture.

 

Find out the steps to build a positive learning culture in your school.

2

Every school leader must create a unique curriculum based on national and state curriculum frameworks to meet the learning needs of students. This should be supported by enriching, interesting, and engaging content.

Discover the roadmap to customise curriculum and curate content.

3

School leaders should inspire teachers to use innovative pedagogies that help students achieve the desired learning outcomes. Diverse tools and techniques must be implemented for effective formative and summative assessment.

 

Refine the learning and assessment methods used in your school.

4

School leaders must align all stakeholders (management, teachers, staff, students, parents and community members) to the vision of the school and enable them to contribute toward improving the learning of every child.

 

Discover ways to maximise contribution of each stakeholder.

5

Philanthropic private schools must achieve operational efficiencies to finance growth and abide to legal requirements. School leaders with experience in teaching must develop strong operational skills in these areas.  

 

Find out proven ways to operate schools profitably and legally.  

6

Schools will see more use of technology in the next decade than in the last 50 years. School leaders must implement high impact learning technologies and equip all stakeholders to boost productivity using technology.

 

How can schools implement high impact technology solutions?

7

School leaders need to transform themselves from managing schools in "fire-fighting" mode to "leading change". This requires a complete grasp of the change management process and using proven leadership styles and strategies. 

THREE FOCUS AREAS FOR PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL LEADERS 

Professional Outlook

School leaders who wish to develop world class schools must have a professional outlook towards education. This requires them to look far and beyond the boundaries of their schools and search for global best practices that can be adapted to meet the needs of their schools.

Professional Development

School leaders need research based and structured program with continuous support to develop the required skills and competencies in all the seven school leadership domains.

Professional Network

Adults learn more effectively by exchanging experiences with peers who face similar issues. School leaders must develop their professional network for inspirations, suggestions and solutions to overcome professional challenges. 

ICSL

A NOT-FOR-PROFIT organisation registered with the MCA, Govt. of India.

VISION

To inspire, enrich, and empower school leaders to rebuild India as a global superpower in education. 

Led by a Board of Advisors consisting of eminent school leaders, industry experts, and educators.

MISSION 2025

To impact 10000 school leaders to transform education for 10 million students in India. 

PRODUCTS AND PROGRAMS BASED ON RESEARCH AND BEST PRACTICES

LEADING in Chaos, the flagship program of ICSL, is a 90-days blended learning transformation journey for school leaders. The certificate program consists of 2 days of intensive interactive workshop and 6 engaging online ICSL ECHO sessions scheduled once every fortnight.

LEAD the Change, published by ICSL, is an essential read for school leaders. It has 49 articles spanning all seven domains of school leadership written by practicing school leaders and experts from India, China, Mexico, UK, and Finland.

Access our online BLOG or download the latest research, best practices, solutions to challenges faced by school leaders, and a plethora of interesting, relevant and useful information.

Focus Groups

Members of ICSL are invited to participate in focus groups to deliberate and discuss specific issues that impact school leaders.

Synopsis of the outcomes of the focus groups are shared with all members and the resources section of the website.

Magazines

School leaders can subscribe to The Progressive Teacher and The Progressive School to keep themselves updated on the current issues of interest in school education. The magazines can also be accessed online on our website.

Professional Networking

ICSL provides multiple channels and opportunities to develop your professional network. Contact details of members are shared with each other to promote direct communication.

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