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The "Strategies for Effective School Management and Leadership" is an intensive Erasmus+ course tailored for educators, school staff, and management teams from educational institutions seeking to enhance their leadership skills and optimise school management practices. This course aims to provide participants with comprehensive insights into the key principles, strategies, and best practices required to lead and manage educational institutions effectively in today's dynamic and diverse learning environments.


Participants will have the opportunity to develop their leadership skills by exploring various leadership styles and theories, self-assessing their leadership strengths and areas for growth, and learning how to apply effective leadership practices to inspire and motivate their teams. Throughout the course, educators and school management teams from diverse cultural backgrounds will have the opportunity to exchange ideas, experiences, and best practices from their respective educational systems, fostering a multicultural environment that encourages networking and the establishment of international collaborations. Participants will gain insights into effective change management practices, enabling them to navigate transitions and lead successful educational innovations. Addressing challenges in education will also be a key focus, with participants exploring innovative approaches to overcome common obstacles faced by educational institutions. Assessment of participants' progress will be based on active participation, group work, and practical exercises.


Course Methodology:

The course will employ a combination of interactive workshops, lectures, group discussions, case studies, role-playing exercises, and real-world simulations. Participants will engage in practical activities and apply the concepts learned to real-life scenarios, fostering active learning and skill development.

  1. Develop Leadership Skills: Participants will explore various leadership styles and theories, self-assess their leadership strengths and areas for growth, and learn how to apply effective leadership practices to inspire and motivate their teams.
  2. Foster Effective Communication: Communication is the cornerstone of successful school management. This course will focus on improving communication skills, both within the management team and with teachers, staff, students, parents, and the wider community.
  3. Enhance Team Building: Participants will learn strategies to build cohesive and collaborative teams, promoting a positive and supportive work environment that enhances overall school performance.
  4. Understand Organizational Development: The course will delve into organizational development principles, helping participants create robust systems and structures that support the school's mission and vision.
  5. Implement Strategic Planning: Participants will explore the process of strategic planning and learn how to set clear goals, prioritize tasks, and allocate resources effectively to achieve the school's objectives.
  6. Cultivate School Culture: School culture plays a crucial role in shaping the learning experience. This course will guide participants in fostering a positive and inclusive school culture that promotes student engagement and success.
  7. Manage Change and Innovation: Participants will gain insights into effective change management practices, enabling them to navigate transitions and lead successful educational innovations.
  8. Embrace Diversity and Inclusion: The course will address the importance of embracing diversity and inclusivity in educational institutions, providing strategies to create an inclusive and equitable learning environment for all students.
  9. Address Challenges in Education: Participants will analyze common challenges faced by educational institutions and explore innovative approaches to overcoming them.

Classes will take place Monday to Friday in the morning. 


Day 1: Leadership Foundations


Welcome and Course Introduction

Expectations and participant introductions.

Understanding Leadership Styles and Theories

Self-assessment of Leadership Strengths and Areas for Growth

Applying Effective Leadership Practices in Educational Settings


Day 2: Communication and Relationship Building


Enhancing Communication Skills for Effective School Management

Building Positive Relationships with Teachers, Staff, Students, and Parents

Effective Communication with the Wider Community

Team Building Strategies for Creating Cohesive and Collaborative Teams


Day 3: Organizational Development and Strategic Planning


Organizational Development Principles for Educational Institutions

Creating Robust Systems and Structures to Support the School's Mission and Vision

Strategic Planning in Education: Setting Clear Goals and Prioritizing Tasks

Allocating Resources Effectively to Achieve School Objectives


Day 4: Fostering a Positive School Culture and Embracing Diversity


Fostering a Positive and Inclusive School Culture

Promoting Student Engagement and Success through School Culture

Embracing Diversity and Inclusivity in Educational Institutions

Managing Change and Leading Successful Educational Innovations


Day 5: Addressing Challenges and Cultural Exchange


Addressing Challenges in Education: Innovative Approaches and Solutions

Group Presentations and Peer Feedback

Cultural Exchange and Networking among Participants

Final reflections and Certification of Attendance 

Confirmation of Erasmus+ Mobility documents

The 5-day course fee per participant is set at 400€, which provides comprehensive coverage for all aspects of the program. This fee includes the following:


  1. Course Materials: Participants will receive all necessary course materials, including handouts, guides, and resources, to support their learning throughout the program.
  2. Administrative Support: Participants will benefit from administrative assistance before, during, and after the course, ensuring a smooth registration process, timely communication, and any necessary follow-up support.
  3. Monitoring and Mentoring: The course fee covers monitoring and mentoring services provided by experienced professionals who will guide participants throughout the program, offering personalized support, feedback, and guidance.
  4. Coffee Breaks: Participants will enjoy refreshments during coffee breaks, fostering networking opportunities and providing a relaxed environment for informal discussions and interactions.
  5. Other Inclusions: The fee also covers any additional services or resources required for the successful implementation of the course, ensuring a comprehensive and fulfilling learning experience.


We strive to ensure that participants receive exceptional value for their investment in the course, with the fee covering a wide range of services and resources that contribute to their professional development and overall satisfaction.

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