Network Activity

Throughout the year, we will be hosting a range of opportunities to enable collaboration and networking across the network and beyond.

Find out more below:

October 2022

ICSEI ELN Mini-conference:

Innovative leadership: Leading learning in times of complexity and change.

Friday 21st October 2022

Session 1: 90 min – Keynote presentation and group discussions.
(Germany – 9am) (Qatar – 10am) (Hong Kong – 3pm)

Session 2: 90 min – Panel discussion (4 papers) and group discussions
(Germany – 6pm) (Qatar – 7pm) (Hong Kong – 12am (+1 day)

The conference will take place online via Zoom. It is meant as an opportunity for members and friends of the ICSEI ELN to exchange ideas and present their projects addressing current issues in leadership research, policy, and practice.

Participation is free of charge and open to ICSEI ELN members and non-members. Registration details are available here via eventbrite.

Mini-Conference Theme: Innovative educational leadership: Leadership learning in times of complexity and change.

The rapidity with which education in the current century is changing, the result of climate change, global health emergencies, forced migration, conflict of values, and the complexity of a post-truth era, has come with it a requirement for innovation in thinking, practice, design, and systems.

Innovation has been conceptualized to include desirable and practical solutions in response to the complexity of the challenges and changes education and educators are facing. However, as a result, varied demands are made of educational leaders to understand and develop their own leadership competencies and capabilities throughout their career. 

Many researchers tried to identify the skill set for innovative educational leadership such as Marron and Cunniff (2014) who presented “HELPSS” which represents ‘Heart, empathy, leadership, passion and perseverance, strategy and speed’.

This mini conference aims to provide a platform for researchers and practitioners to share their findings and experiences to help educators understand and further develop innovative approaches to how we lead, exercise leadership, and reconceptualize what it means to lead.  

Against this background, this Virtual Conference seeks to explore the following questions:

  1. What is the nature of innovation in education?
  2. How can leaders develop innovative sets of skills, dispositions, responses and ideas?
  3. In what ways might educators develop innovative solutions to persistent challenges of our times?

Registration form going live soon – check back here.

August 2021

ICSEI ELN Mini-Conference, August 26th and 30th, 2021

Conference Theme: Leadership Learning for Times of Uncertainty

We highly appreciate all the submissions received and the wide contribution from across the network. Sessions have now been confirmed, and we are looking forward to the insightful sessions ahead.

The conference will take place online via Zoom. It is meant as an opportunity for members and friends of the ICSEI ELN to exchange ideas and present their projects addressing current issues in leadership research, policy, and practice.

Participation is free of charge and open to ICSEI ELN members and non-members.

The mini conference has been organised over two days at varying times to ensure maximum access for our global network. Each of the two days will have different presentations, but offer equal opportunity for discussion, networking, and sharing for all that join.

Please register here. The registration page will give you the option to sign up for one or both sessions, and upon registering, you will receive a link to the online event page which will include the Zoom link for the session.

Please see the programme here.

June 2021

Leadership Learning for Times of Uncertainty | ELN Conference | Announcement and Call for Papers

The conference will take place online via Zoom. It is meant as an opportunity for members and friends of the ICSEI ELN
to exchange ideas and present their projects addressing current issues in leadership research, policy, and practice.
Participation is free of charge and open to ICSEI ELN members and non-members. Registration details will be
made available soon. Find out more here.

November 2020


ICSEI ELN | Missing Voices in Contemporary Educational Leadership

Tuesday 17th November (9-10am Berlin/ 7-8pm Sydney/ 12-1am Los Angeles) and Thursday 19th November (5-6pm Berlin/ 8-9am Los Angeles/ 11-12pm New York).

Context

At ICSEI 2020 in Morocco, the Educational Leadership Network (ELN) held two symposia and an innovative session taking a comparative look at the conditions, functions, and forms of successful leadership in schools serving marginalized communities in diverging institutional settings. Central to this was the illumination of lessons learned through a practitioner perspective. Importantly, these sessions offered a platform for colleagues from Morocco and the Global South; historically underrepresented voices in the broader research and educational discourse in relation to educational leadership.

Following on from this, the ELN hosted a network meeting and a series of webinars looking at ‘The Leadership Agenda in a Post-Pandemic Era’. The aim of these webinars were to:

Explore current leadership practice in the context of responding to and reflecting on the pandemic experience; and

Establish what we know already, what we need to know, and what voices we need to hear in relation to educational leadership in a post-pandemic era.

Webinar

Continuing with these aims, the purpose of the next ELN Meeting/ Webinar on November 17th and 19th (repeated to ensure accessibility) 2020 is to explore educational leadership within the context of linguistic, cultural, and geographic contexts that are currently underrepresented in leadership research and discourses.

The webinar will begin with a presentation/ spotlight sharing of practice/research exploring these themes.

This will be followed by the opportunity to join one of three breakout discussions with fellow network members:

  • Discussion on the perspectives and practice/research presented.
  • Share your own localised examples in relation to the theme.
  • Explore and plan for opportunities to collaborate for research/ practice/ policy projects.

We hope as a result of joining and participating in this webinar, you will have the opportunity to explore what voices may be missing from contemporary educational leadership debates, discourse, and research, as well as explore new opportunities across the network for sharing and collaboration.

To register for this webinar, please click here.

September 2020

THE LEADERSHIP AGENDA IN A POST-PANDEMIC ERA

Click here to view the programme for both webinars:

To register:
Click Here for Webinar 1 Registration (September 1)

Click Here for Webinar 2 Registration (September 3)