• Kinnaird College for Women

Professional Certification in Educational Leadership & Management


What kind of leader are you? Are you equipped to transform your learning organization into the place you know it can be? In this course, we investigate leadership styles, best practices and philosophies that challenge you to develop your leadership capacity.

You will be guided in evaluating your leadership strengths and opportunities for growth, and will develop a personal leadership philosophy and vision. Strategic management theory and practice will be introduced and examined in the school context.

This course is aimed at school teachers in leadership roles who are looking to advance their career as a:
• Head Teacher
• Assistant or Deputy Principal
• Principal
• Organizational Leader
• Or in Educational Policy or Advisory Roles.


What you’ll learn

Analyze theoretical concepts and best practices relating to leadership
• Articulate insights into strategic management theory and practice
• Evaluate your leadership strengths and identify opportunities for growth
• Develop a personal leadership philosophy and vision


Module 1: Understanding leadership

• Leadership styles and frameworks
• Evaluating leadership strengths and opportunities
• Leadership Theories
• Leadership Traits

Module 2: What works in school leadership?• Defining an effective educational leader
• Strategic management theory and practice
• Educational Organizational Management
• Educational Policy Studies
• Human Resource Management in School

Module 3: Future trends in Leadership
• Current research in leadership
• Growing your Leadership Capacity
• Educational Planning & Financing
• Globalization Higher education & Society


Module 4: ‘Developing Leadership in You
• ‘Bringing the Good Weather’ framework for leadership
• Developing a personal leadership philosophy and vision
• Quality Enhancement in Higher Education
• Adopting Best leadership Style


Student Education Level: Minimum Bachelors

Hardware requirement: Microsoft windows 7 sp1 (32 bit & 64 bit)
Microsoft windows 8 update (KB2919355)
(32 bit & 64 bit)
Microsoft windows 10 (64 bit only recommended)


Duration of Course: 3 months
No of lectures: 30 Lectures
Hours: 1.5 hours