Content of course

The course will aim for participants to:

  1. be able to take ownership of their new or intended role(s)
  2. be able to make an impact based on their leadership strengths.
  3. be able to develop selective staff to support the school improvement process.
  4. identify and implement change in their setting.
  5. be able to create a bespoke route to leadership and beyond.

Course duration

Session 1 and 2: Embracing a Leadership Role

Confidence: The research behind why confidence is a major contributing factor to effective leadership. Strategies to develop your own confidence and how to present yourself as a successful leader.

Imposter syndrome: What is Imposter Syndrome? Why do so many leaders suffer from this? Strategies to overcome this and developing confidence in others of your leadership competence.

Knowledge: Understanding the key elements of leadership and how secure knowledge of what leadership is strengthens others’ perspective of your skills.

Session 3: Making your Mark as a leader

Types of Leaders: Exploring types of leaders – Daniel Goleman and Ben Laker’s models of leaders.

Emotional Intelligence: What is emotional intelligence and why is it a vital ingredient of an effective leader?

Session 4: Getting your Team Onboard

Fundamentals of Coaching: Understanding the key elements of coaching and exploring effective strategies to motivate and skill your team.

Challenging conversations: Holding your team to account and managing them effectively. Why are difficult conversations so hard, particularly when you’re moving up internally?

Session 5: Implementing Change

Change Models: An exploration of a range of tried and tested change models and how to implement them in your school.

Motivating others: Identifying strategies to motivate your team to support your change project.

Session 6: Ambitious Leadership

Developing Self: Importance of self-awareness as a leader and identifying own strengths and areas for development.

Reflective Leader: Self audit using a 360 model. Using this to plan own further development as a leader. Looking at Next Steps.


1500 QAR  (discounts available for multiple participants from single school)


The venue will be shared with participants closer to the date.

Available online: yes / no

Yes – Please contact for registration details.

About the Trainer:

Equipped with an NPQH and MA.Ed in Leadership as well as a Masters in Senior Leadership and Management, Iram is a Local Leader of Education (LLE) for the Department of Education in the UK, where she has supported many schools to develop school improvement. Iram is also a Coach for the Women in Leadership initiative with the Teaching Schools Council (TSC) and a fellow at Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

Who is this suitable for?

New leaders and existing leaders looking to develop their knowledge, skills and behaviours in leadership.