IIM Amritsar successfully conducted a 4-day MDP called “School Leadership for Changing Times” for Principals and Vice Principals of Schools affiliated to CBSE. The program was conducted from 15th-18th January 2020 at Hotel Lemon Tree, Amritsar. The program had a diverse representation of school Principals from states of Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Bihar, Uttarakhand and Punjab.
The focus of the training program was on the varied issues that the Principals and the teachers grapple with in their day-to-day functioning of their schools. By establishing and interpreting the nature and scope of educational change, this program attempted to make a significant contribution in meeting various challenges that each one of them face in their schools. The training was highly practical, experiential, structured and organized with a lot of experience sharing sessions, hands-on practice exercises and collaborative learning environment.
The meticulous planning and constant encouragement from the Director were the reasons solely responsible for the success of this program. The faculty were constantly supported and mentored by Director, IIM Amritsar and the Program Coordinator, Prof. Vartika.
Day 1-Stakeholders in a Changing Educational Landscape
Day 2-Pedagogical Leadership with a focus on Outcome-based education
Day 3-Defining and Managing the Cultural DNA of the school
Day 4-Leading and Managing Change at the institutional level
The 4-day was filled with many knowledge sharing sessions, mutual learning and participatory exercises. The participants went back to their organizations with a lot of enthusiasm to apply some of the learnings from the program as meaningful interventions to make effective teaching learning experience. The participants felt that the sessions were so important and immersive that many continuous and focused 3-4 day programs can be planned for the future for each of the standalone sessions. This MDP at IIM Amritsar was a great experience for all the faculty who facilitated sessions during this program.
IIM Amritsar in conjunction with CBSE has planned to repeat this training program in the months of May, August and November 2020.
The workshop on “School Leadership for Changing Times” conducted by IIM Amritsar provided me with an intense insight into my own Leadership behaviours, good and bad. The guidance and analysis offered by the IIM Amritsar faculty and the Director himself was both fascinating and empowering, delivered in a manner which engaged the participant’s attention and ensured their keen involvement. I would recommend the programme to anyone who is prepared to work to develop their own abilities.
These four days of training with IIM Asr were a complete power packed capsule. The sessions were engaging, interactive and thought provoking. All the resource persons had painstakingly compiled research backed data and policies for intensive deliberations. I've come back enriched and am certainly hungry for more!
Thank you HOLY IIM Amritsar !!
It had been an amazing experience!!
It was a wonderful workshop and all the sessions were very informative. It was a very practical, valuable and the way you and your team had structured the course, it really helped with the learning. Your understanding of the challenges of our particular project and your skill in engaging the participants was outstanding If the future of education could be envisioned in such collaborations, our children will experience joyful learning in the schools.