The “Teacher and School Director Professional Development
Project” under "Millennium Challenge Account – Georgia“ implemented by the
National Center for Teacher Professional Development continues the trainings
for school directors and facilitators on the issues related to school
management improvement. The trainings are held in Tbilisi, Telavi, Bazaleti,
Batumi and Tskaltubo.
The Leadership Academy training program is designed to help
public school directors effectively manage the school and to create a
student-centered learning environment.
Currently, 434 directors and the same number of facilitators
selected on the basis of school within the project are taking the first and
second training modules of the second Leadership Academy project. The training
topics include: "Shared leadership and adult learning" and "Teaching
The Leadership Academy consists of three stages and is the combination
of long-term training modules, which started on August 15, 2016 and will
continue until the end of 2018. All public school directors are involved in the
Successful completion of the program will help school
directors improve their practices in the directions such as time, financial and
human resources effective management; Improvement of student oriented learning
environment; training community development; introduction of innovative and
interactive methods and implementation of long-term development-oriented
monitoring and evaluation system.
During the trainings, school directors will learn about the modern
leadership characteristics in order to adapt them to their own school management
style and principles of collaboration and relations.
At the trainings, the Academy participants will develop
their own management style reflection and identify their own strengths and
weaknesses, as well as opportunities and risks. In addition, participants will be
introduced to the teacher mentorship strategies application methods into
The First Leadership Academy was attended by 1702 public
school directors from August to October 2016. The survey showed that 81% of
directors participating in the first Leadership Academy said that the learning
objectives of the trainings corresponded to their professional needs. Also, 76%
of the school directors mentioned that the trainings increased their
professional level and the knowledge gained will help become a better director.
In addition to the trainings, quarterly meetings and annual
conferences will be held for directors under the project, where school
directors will have the opportunity to share the knowledge and professional
experience gained through the Academy with their colleagues, select the best
ways and opportunities based on their own context.
After successful completion of every stage of the Leadership
Academy, participants will receive a certificate.
Millennium Challenge Account - Georgia funded by the
Millennium Challenge Corporation and implemented by the National Center for Teacher
Professional Development with the expert support of IREX, the International Consulting
Company and cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia.