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(PALME) Program for Aspiring Leaders and Managers in Education



The Program for Aspiring Leaders and Managers in Education (PALME) is a personalized professional learning experience that provides current and aspiring education leaders an innovative learning experience that deepens their understanding about the complexities of leading in international settings while making a transformational change in their practice.

Starting with learning at the core, participants will identify a problem of practice, engage in job-embedded coaching, reflect on their experiences among a cohort of learners while strengthening their efficacy, and refining their leadership skills. PALME leaders will work toward developing their data-literate, reflective practice while finding solutions to support students, parents and educators. Through participating in this Professional Learning Program, you will:

  • Define and explore solutions for a problem of practice.

  • Develop an increased sense of efficacy (i.e. instruction, motivation, cooperation, parent relationships and coping with changes/challenges).

  • Expand your leadership toolkit (i.e. data usage, protocols, facilitating adult learners, etc.).

  • Draw on multiple sources of data to make informed decisions.

  • Develop coaching techniques and skills to lead and build teams’ capacity.

  • Become more intentional about your growth as an individual and as a leader.

  • Gain a deeper understanding of cultural responsiveness to enhance teaching and learning.

The program of blended learning incorporates:

30 hours of collaboration: five collaborative workshops across the school year, with a focus on developing your data-literacy for teaching, practicing powerful learning designs and acquiring pedagogical knowledge that supports inclusive education.

10 hours of 1-to-1 coaching: specific and personalized support, which will address your individual requirements and aspirations, providing detailed feedback on your progress towards solving the problem of practice.

20 hours of online learning: using an online platform you will have continuous support during the program, access to the wider professional learning community, and tools to document your inquiry through an e-portfolio.