Required Preparation for

Leadership and Team Dynamics

London: 19-25 June 2017
              5-11 July 2017
Miami:    5-11 July 2017

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See below for instructions regarding Schoology.

Written work

  • Write a brief paragraph describing a leadership problem you are facing at this time.
  • Brief paragraph answering “What do you consider most essential when leading as an international school principal?”

  • Record 2-3 questions you have about leadership

  • If you are in a leadership role yourself, keep a log of your activities for 2 days.  If you are not in a leadership role, shadow a leader for at least one day - record key leadership activities.

An article

  • Read and bring a leadership article that is most meaningful to you. Write a brief paragraph (half page) to share the message of the article.

Upload the following documents to Schoology using the ‘Resources’ tab at the left of the page in your class group. To upload a document, click Resources, click on the folder "Prep Assignment", and click “Add Resource”.


Before your arrival, please read the chapter “Understanding the Seven Leadership Competencies”, Ch.2 Leadership Competencies for Whole System Change, Kirtman & Fullan, 2015, (available in the downloadable PDF here). Make any notes or questions and bring them with you. .


In preparation for the small group sessions in the afternoon please bring a written (one page) case study or vignette, dealing with a problem or situation you have confronted during your professional practice.


Watch a short video to prepare for your course.


  • Your course materials are digital. Hard copies of the materials will not be available on site.  Bring a laptop computer with appropriate adapters and wireless internet capability. Click here for more information about iPads and tablets. Chromebook users can use the free Kami extension to annotate.

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We look forward to seeing you this summer!

Steve Druggan and Elsa Donohue (Miami)

Chris Bowman and Tim Stuart (1st offering) and Chris Bowman and Ji Han (2nd offering) (London)