Program for Aspiring Leaders and Managers in Education (PALME)

PALME is a personalized professional learning experience that focuses on your development as a leader equipped with the skills to create and lead a culture of evidence-informed inquiry in your unique setting. Using inquiry, action and reflection, you will engage in building an adult learning community around a focus of practice unique to your context.

This collaborative inquiry will sit within a data-rich environment to ensure evidence-informed decision-making with the aim of impacting student learning.


Program consists of


11 Collaborative workshops -
3 hours each 
One to one support through once a month meetings with your coach 
Continuous reflective documentation throughout the program 
This program is offered in English and Arabic medium



What past participants have to say…

" I will start looking for another new challenge, and work on formulating a smart goal to achieve it through the steps I learned from this program."
" I will move forward with what I have learned from this program, and I will make sure that I keep the survey service in mind as I process the targeted practice to reach the smart goal."
" The PALME program reinforced to me the importance of identifying important data at my school, and then deciding what to actually do with it."
" What I learned is the link between current academic findings about educational improvement and the day-to-day world of a school."
" I have already begun to modify the amount, and kind, of data that my department gathers. It has been marshalled to take steps towards improving literacy at my school."


Program dates and times for 2021- 2022


Timing: 3-6pm



  • PRE-Course: 8 September
  • 22 September
  • 6 October
  • 3 November
  • 17 November
  • 1 December
  • 12 January 2022
  • 26 January 2022
  • 9 February 2022
  • 23 February 2022
  • 16 March 2022
  • 30 March 2022

*Attendance is required for all workshops