Executive Education

Strategic Leadership for Schools in a Changing Environment

Programme Overview

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In a rapidly changing world, many institutions of our society are passing through a challenging phase. The situation is even more complex and critical for educational institutions, particularly for schools. What happens in schools today is likely to determine what will happen in our society in the future. It also seems to be true that often there are no definite or perfect answers for the issues being faced by schools today. It is our contention that the principal of a school has the most pivotal role in shaping the destiny of the school. As the administrative and academic head, the principal has a unique leadership role that can be immensely challenging and highly rewarding at the same time. However, for effectively responding to the challenges, an exchange of ideas and practices is critical. The programme will focus on the multiple roles and responsibilities of the school principal, provide space to examine issues that most principals face today and facilitate evolving a strategic response for a better future for schools.


For more information or any questions, contact Manali Shah: manali-exed@iima.ac.in | +91 70690 10183

Program Objectives

Strategic management and decision-making Elements of visionary leadership Introducing and managing change in schools in Post-COVID scenario The social-emotional climate in schools School discipline through restorative practices; and helping students with emotional regulation Counselling for academic excellence and happiness Managing human resources and implementing suitable systems of appraisal, evaluation and feedback for teachers and staff Interpersonal communication and team building Issues in teacher development Establishing an effective interface with all the stakeholders Managing innovations in schools

Program Highlights

Principals of senior secondary schools (with classes up to XII) affiliated with state, national or international boards. A few individuals with a background in managing schools or being promoters of schools may be considered on a case to case basis.