Capacity Building Programmes
Certiﬁcate in Educational Studies in Leadership (CESL)
The Certificate in Educational Studies in Leadership (CESL) is a stand-alone 4-month, 4-module programme designed by the University of Queensland in partnership with The HEAD Foundation. CESL is designed to provide K-12 school leaders and senior administrators with a repertoire of knowledge, skills and dispositions that will enable them to be effective, culturally-sensitive and context responsive leaders within their school systems.
The design principles of CESL revolve around three core concepts:
- the use of blended strategies for leadership learning that balances online and workshop sessions;
- the application of experiential learning through guided school and industry visits built around problem-based learning (PBL) approaches; and
- the extensive use of Communities of Practice (COPs) through guided reflection sessions and planned encounters with Critical Friends and Mentors.
Each participant is expected to implement a Transformational Action Project (TAP) in their schools during the duration of the course. The project should incorporate the key concepts learnt during the course and its effectiveness tracked and observed.
Read more about the programme here.