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Educational Leadership in a Crisis – Part 3: Caring for Your Students | Webinar Series

24 September, 2020
3:00 pm
- 4:30 pm

At the height of the COVID-19 crisis, 1.4 billion students saw themselves stuck at home as schools around the world closed their doors. No one knew when they could go back to school. Despite this, many school leaders have risen to the challenge and innovated to navigate these uncharted waters.

In this three-part webinar series, school leaders from Southeast Asia show how they have led school- and system-wide responses to the educational disruptions caused by COVID-19, while eminent educational leadership academics discuss how you can adapt these strategies and tips to your schools. This practice-focused series aims to share best practices and relevant, actionable strategies and tips with school leaders and educators in the region.

Part 3 | Caring for Your Students

24 September 2020

While each school and country has its own unique set of challenges and opportunities, our panellists are united by their unwavering commitment to ensure that essential education services, including mental and social support, are available to all students, especially the disadvantaged. In this final session, hear how school leaders can embrace technology to keep track of their students’ learning and well-being.



David Ng is Associate Dean, Academic Quality at the National Institute of Education (NIE), Singapore. He provides overall leadership, management and improvement in academic, student, and programs quality. David’s expertise is in complexity leadership learning. His work in designing and implementing complexity theory in leadership learning has helped to establish Singapore’s Leaders in Education Program as a cutting-edge principal preparation program in the world. His fifteen years in leadership development in Singapore has contributed to make Singapore one of the world’s highest-performing systems in PISA and other international standards.

Jaida Malonzo is Prinicipal 1 at Batino Elementary School in the Philippines.

Caroline Widjanarko is an experienced School Principal with a demonstrated history of working in the education management industry ranging from preschool to high school. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Atmajaya University majoring in Psychology and completed her Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from De La Salle University, Manila. She is passionate in child development and well-being as well as moral education. Her view of education philosophy is to educate a learner holistically and to ensure they grow into well – rounded individuals who bring positive contribution to society.



Dr. Vicente Chua Reyes, Jr. is Associate Professor in Educational Leadership and Management, at the Centre for Research in Educational Leadership and Management (CRELM), University of Nottingham. He is also Hon Associate Professor, University of Queensland (UQ), Australia. Vicente has been Programme Director of The HEAD Foundation’s Transformational Educational Leadership in 21st Century Contexts (TransformLEAD@21) in Indonesia (2018) and the Philippines (2019). As a former Teaching/School Principal and trained as a political scientist, Vicente’s current research are in ICT in education, and in investigating corruption alongside educational reforms. His most recent book is “Networks of (Dis)Trust” (2019) with Lexington focusing on the political sociology of governance.


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Part 1 | Mobilising Your Community

10 September 2020

How have school leaders mobilised resources and engaged with various stakeholders in their scramble to make plans for remote learning? In the first session, we explore how school leaders, as figureheads of their schools and communities, can work with parents and community to create a holistic learning environment in these uncertain times.


Part 2 | Nurturing Your Staff

17 September 2020

The Industrial Revolution model of schooling and teaching—or factory model schools—is outdated. How can school leaders regard and support teachers not just as cogs in a wheel, but as learning partners? In this session, we look at what school leaders can do to support, motivate and empower their teachers as they juggle remote teaching with their personal lives.



The HEAD Foundation is devoted to supporting initiatives in education and healthcare for the development of Asia.

Disclaimer: The views expressed by the speakers in this webinar are their own and do not represent the opinions of The HEAD Foundation.


24 September, 2020
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm




The HEAD Foundation
+ 65 6672 6160