Effective School Leadership - IPPN Blended Summer Course

After listening to feedback from previous years' blended course participants, IPPN is now running a one-week  blended course in 6 different venues which will be open to all school leaders. 

We are now offering a one-week blended summer course to take place during the first week of July, commencing on Monday, July 1st. The first 2 days will require viewing online content from your home or while in school. For the remaining three days – Wednesday 3rd, Thursday 4th and Friday 5th – you will be required to attend one of 6 venues for the face-to-face element. Open to Principals, Deputy Principals and Aspiring School Leaders.  


Date of Course  July 1st to July 5th 

Blackrock Education Centre L 
Clare Education Centre 
Cork Education Centre 
Mayo Education Centre
Navan Education CentreL    
Waterford Teachers Centre 

Who Can Attend              

School Leaders (Both Principal & Deputy)
Aspiring School Leaders

Cost €95.00 

Course Aims
This course will aim to assist School Leaders to: 

  • Reflect on and improve their leadership skills 
  • Improve their planning as leaders
  • Discuss and exchange elements of best practice with other principals through collaborative learning and professional dialogue
  • Plan for improvements in literacy and numeracy in their schools for better outcomes for pupils
  • Discuss and develop strategies for school self-evaluation
  • Become more time-efficient and more aware of empowering the school community through suitable delegation of tasks
  • Become more effective communicators in one-to-one and group settings
  • Reflect on self-care within a challenging work environment and set targets to achieve a healthier work life balance 
  • To address national priorities identified by the Department of Education and Skills in terms of wellbeing, school self-evaluation, driving school improvement and managing change
  • To build principals' capacity to lead and manage their schools.

Course Structure:

  • 8 hours of online learning followed by 12 hours face-to-face 
  • Seminar whole-group presentation followed by discussion groups and sharing/feedback
  • Practical planning sessions including scenarios/case studies and reflective practice
  • Role play on communication and conflict resolution
  • Sharing best practice / peer-to-peer learning
  • Discussion groups.




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