Beijing: Inquiry-Centred Leadership

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Canadian International School of Beijing

8 Liangmaqiao Rd, SanYuan Qiao, Chaoyang Qu

Beijing, Beijing Shi 100125


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Inquiry-centered leadership allows school leaders to explore the role of ongoing improvement in their school, while also creating the conditions that will support sustainable reform. Through an emphasis on investigation, collaboration and reflection, inquiry-centered leaders develop their own skills and understandings, while building effective teacher teams and the broader capacity of their schools to adapt to new challenges. The key competencies for inquiry-centered leaders include creativity, mindfulness, empathy, curiosity, and systems thinking.

This interactive workshop supports aspiring leaders, middle managers and school administrators to develop powerful approaches to leadership at all levels of the school. Through examining current theory and real-world case studies, participants will identify strategies and approaches that impact most positively on student outcomes. Importantly, the workshop will help leaders develop their ability to lead others in rich collaboration that is deeply focused on issues and areas of strategic interest related to curriculum, assessment, classroom practice and student learning. A central focus will be on the practical application of research-based tools, strategies and approaches to the real- life challenges being experienced by participants in their own schools.

Participants will:

  • Develop a deeper understanding of reflective practice, including creative approaches to self-development

  • Learn practical approaches for developing and sustaining effective collaboration within teacher 

  • Understand the potential of inquiry and action learning to drive sustainable innovation and improvement

  • Improve their ability to lead and manage change, including the development of strategies for effective communication and problem solving 

Audience: Teachers, Curriculum Coordinators, Middle Managers, and School Administrators

Presenter: Dr Richard Owens

Dr Richard Owens is an education consultant who is known internationally for helping teachers, administrators, schools and system leaders drive innovation and improvement in teaching, learning, collaboration and leadership. He has served as a classroom teacher, curriculum coordinator, Deputy Head and Head of School, and was the founding Director of an international centre for professional and organisational learning. Richard specialises in the areas of professional and organisational learning, leadership development, school improvement, and teacher collaboration. He has worked with teachers, school administrators, academics, and system leaders from Australia, Asia, South America and Europe. His research has been published in a variety of academic and professional journals.

Conference Schedule:
Saturday 9 September

0830-0900 Welcome

0900-1030 Session one

1030-1100 Break (snacks provided)

1100-1300 Session two

1300-1345 Lunch (lunch provided)

1345-1545 Session three

Sunday 10 September

0830-1030 Session one

1030-1100 Break (snacks provided)

1100-1300 Session two (conclusion of workshop)


All participants will receive a certificate of participation for the workshop.

Registration Fees

Early Bird Fee: US$300.00

Registration fee after the 9 July 2017: US$330.00

Registration fee after the 9 August 2017: US$360.00

Cancellation Policy

Please note that each workshop will proceed based on participant registration. Innovative Global Education will inform you by 9 August, 2017 if the workshop is to be cancelled. If the workshop is cancelled your full payment will be reimbursed. If the workshop is proceeding you will not receive an email.

Workshop Participation

If Innovative Global Education is informed by by 9 August, 2017 that a participant is unable to attend the workshop, a full refund will be given. If notification of not being able to participate is after 9 August, 2017 IGE will be unable to refund the registration fee.

If, for any reason, a school needs to either transfer a registered participant to another workshop from the workshop registered or change the name of the participant attending a workshop, Innovative Global Education can make these changes on request from school or participant at any time.


GuangMing Hotel

650rmb/night for single occupancy

Includes breakfast and internet


Getting There:

The school is a very short walk from the hotel. See direction on the map below.

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