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. 


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Date of Course  July 1st to July 5th 

Blackrock Education Centre
Clare Education Centre 
Cork Education Centre
Mayo Education Centre
Navan Education Centre 
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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