Cat: 3 | Leading an IB learning organisation

25 - 27 Apr 2025 | FACE to FACE - Dubai

(+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


Aspiring and current senior leaders.

This workshop allows leaders to better understand their role in developing a learning organization as that of a designer, steward and teacher. Leaders explore how to build a shared vision, challenge prevailing mental models, build professional mastery and team learning. They apply sense-making, systems thinking and activity theory in their IB World School context.

You will explore how:

  • IB leaders are responsible for designing and sustaining learning organizations where students and staff continually expand their skills, attitudes and dispositions.
  • IB leaders challenge prevailing mental models with new ideas and innovative methods in order to bring about change.
  • IB leaders apply sense-making, systems thinking and activity theory to build a shared vision and continually develop their IB programme(s).
  • Strategic aims, that align with the IB programme standards and practices, support development with all aspects of leading an IB education.

Practical application: This workshop is centred around identifying a systemic problem or challenge participants are facing in their school context and applying the key ideas of sense-making, systems thinking and activity theory to work through the issue. Leaders will leave with practical strategies and protocols to further develop their programmes by writing a case study based around their problem or challenge.


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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