The Principals' Training Center

for Practicing & Aspiring Principals in International Schools


International schools are unique. They operate under special circumstances and have special needs. The Principals' Training Center for International School Leadership (PTC) was founded as a non-profit organization in 1989 to meet the professional development needs of leaders in international schools. Over 3000 international educators have participated in PTC training programs.

The PTC offers a wide range of professional development opportunities for practicing and aspiring international school principals:

  • An 'Essential Skills Program' consisting of four, week-long institutes leading to a Certificate of International School Leadership
  • An advanced leadership certificate
  • One and two day pre-conference seminars, often at regional conferences
  • Onsite training and consulting