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Innovative leadership of professional development This exciting opportunity is for colleagues with experience of leading professional development (PD) in all educational phases and sectors as well as aspiring and new PD leaders. Over 200 PD leaders have successfully completed this programme. The role of the person responsible for professional development in educational organisations has been changing rapidly. This programme offers a practical and interactive opportunity for you to develop further your vision and strategy for PD, be clear about how to be more effective in supporting the professional development of all colleagues and develop skills in effective collaboration and impact evaluation. This programme supports you to: • • • •

develop a vision for PD and its centrality to improvement, performance management and learning for adults, children and young people appreciate your strategic role and that of other leaders and members of staff plan for effective PD and evaluate its impact to make a difference for colleagues and outcomes for pupils develop a vision for a learning community where collaboration makes a difference

Learning model: • • • • •

a strong focus on personalising and applying learning through a project focused on the leadership of change modelling an innovative approach to evaluating impact the opportunity to collaborate with other colleagues, to engage in dialogue and share effective practice high quality facilitation an opportunity to extend learning through the online National College module 'Strategic Leadership of CPD'

‘I’ve loved it all – very challenging but entirely about my role – and lots of guidance, ideas for using in coaching, an approach to impact evaluation and clarity and focus on small change for big effect.’ (PD Leader, Secondary School, Enfield)

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Venue: Institute of Education 20 Bedford Way, London, WC1H 0AL Contact: T: 020 7911 5365 F: 020 7612 6618 E: Become a member: LCLL event series:

Programme dates and outline for 2014 • • • •

Participation option: you can attend all three sessions at the IOE at a cost of £260.00 per person. Accreditation option: you also have the option to develop your learning by writing a portfolio based assignment for 30 M-level credits (subject to eligibility). There is an additional cost for this option. If you choose this option, you are offered further reading and support for the assignment and can explore options to progress to other Masters opportunities. The programme is also offered in your school, alliance, cluster or local authority: contact us to discuss dates.

Session 1

Tuesday 14 January 2014

2.00 - 5.30pm led by Carol Taylor

PD leadership: • • • •

Current initiatives and up-dates. Creating a vision for professional learning and development in a changing climate. Building capacity and distributing the leadership of professional learning. The benefits, challenges and solutions of collaboration. The Professional Development Quality Mark – a resource for self evaluation.

Session 2

Wednesday 12 February 2014

2.00 - 5.30pm led by Karen Spence - Thomas

Impact evaluation: • • •

How is PD currently evaluated and how it can be improved? What is making a difference, for whom and how do we know? Effective approaches to performance management to impact on adult practice and outcomes for children and young people.

Session 3

Tuesday 11 March 2014

2.00 - 5.30pm led by Carol Taylor

Developing a culture for learning: • • •

Exploring a coaching approach to lesson observation and a post-lesson dialogue. Leading and managing challenging conversations. Identifying next steps for your leadership of PD.

Facilitated and led by: Karen Spence - Thomas, Programme Leader, Aspiring to Leadership, LCLL Carol Taylor, Programme Leader, Strategic PD, LCLL

More of this kind of programme please... higher level thinking - theorising and clarifying practice. I really can feel the culture change ... very exciting!' (PD Leader, Primary School, Haringey) ‘I have never been so engaged in a PD session … so involved and so charged. It really made me think about impact evaluation and identifying my priorities'. (PD Leader, Secondary School, Harrow)

Apply online - Contact: Eirini Konstantinidou Tel: 020 7911 5365 Fax: 020 7612 6618 Email:

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Innovative leadership of Professional Development