Cat: 1 | Head of School

20 - 22 Sept 2024 | FACE to FACE - Dubai
The International Baccalaureate (IB)

(+5% UAE VAT). A late booking surcharge will be applied to all face-to-face workshop bookings made within 21 days of a workshop start date.

Workshop Format

This FACE-TO-FACE workshop will take place at Dubai International Academy (DIA) Al Barsha, Dubai, UAE in association with Innoventures Education Training Centre.

DIA Al Barsha is close to the the Mall of the Emirates and many hotels in the Al Barsha area. Includes 15 hours of expert tuition over 2.5 days, with full resources and great food and refreshments

Timings: 08:30-16:30 on Days 1 and 2 and 08:30-12:15 on Day 3.

About the workshop

In this workshop, heads of school are challenged to think about the process of leadership differently, to base their decision-making and actioning on a foundation of deeper understanding of the complex nature of their own particular context as well as being immersed into the IB ecosystem. Building on this understanding, leaders—together with the IB—will consider the ways in which their school community (all stakeholders) will place learning at the centre of their IB programme, through the thoughtful development of purpose, culture and environment, in alignment with the IB’s mission and philosophy. Working with each other and the workshop leaders, participants will:

  • embrace their role as a leader of a learning organization in an IB global context.
  • become familiar with the IB’s philosophy and requirements, including the specifications relevant to the programme(s) for which the school is seeking authorization.
  • prepare to inform and engage their school community.
  • plan their school’s IB journey through authorization and beyond, including the identification of a potential leading learners team.

During the workshop, leaders will begin to develop their school’s IB action plan to meet the IB’s requirements for authorisation and a vision for ongoing implementation.

About your booking

Once you have made your booking, you will receive an automatically generated BOOKING ACKNOWLEDGEMENT and an invoice (or a receipted invoice if you have paid by credit card). Shortly after that, once we have processed your booking, you will receive an email from us with further information.

Once we have confirmed that the workshop will go ahead we will send you a confirmation email and an information pack which tells you everything that you need to know about joining your sessions. The links to join your sessions will be sent to you by email around 2 days before your sessions start.

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