Singapore: Inquiry-Centered Leadership: WORKSHOP CANCELLED

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Australian International School Singapore

1 Lor Chuan

Singapore, 556818


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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 currently serves as the Head of Teaching and Learning at Woodleigh School, and is the Director of the Woodleigh Institute, an innovation lab for professional and organisational learning. As an educational consultant, he is known internationally for helping teachers, school administrators 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 learning. Richard specialises in the areas of professional and organisational learning, leadership development, curriculum innovation, and school improvement. He has worked with teachers, school administrators, academics, and system leaders from Australia, Asia, South America and Europe.


Conference Schedule:
Saturday 29 February 2020

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 01 March 2020

0830-1030 Session one

1030-1100 Break (snacks provided)

1100-1230 Session two (conclusion of workshop)


All participants will receive a certificate of participation for the workshop

Workshop Registration Fee

Early Bird Fee: US$320.00

Registration fee after the 02 December 2019: US$350.00

Registration fee after the 02 February 2020: US$380.00

Note: Request for an invoice and alternative payments (electronic transfer) to the Eventbrite online registration payment system:

Please note that by requesting an invoice for payment and therefore to send money electronically you agree to the following terms and conditions:

Additional Administration Costs: An additional administration fee of US$100.00 . This fee will be included in the invoice.

Late Payments: If paying by invoice and payment for participants is not made prior to the workshops commencing, a late payment fee will be incurred of US$40.00 per person. The school will be invoiced for this following the workshops.

Cancellation Policy: Please note that each workshop will proceed based on participant registration. Innovative Global Education will inform you by 29 January 2020 or earlier 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 29 January 2020 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 29 January 2020 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 by the 8 February 2020 free of charge.

Important: Innovative Global Education must be informed by 8 February 2020 of any changes. If any changes are requested after this date, please note, for the change to go ahead there will be an administration fee of US$30.00 charged by invoice for each requested change.

Accommodation: Innovative Global Education is pleased to partner with Studio M Hotel in Singapore.

Studio M Hotel: No. 3 Nanson Road Singapore, 238910


Room Category: Studio Loft @ SG$177.00++ (single) per room per night

Room Category Loft @ SG$190.00++ (double) per room per night

The above rate is subject to 10% service charge and prevailing rates.

Rates include:

Unlimited wifi

Daily buffet breakfast

Transfer to and from the Australian International School Singapore on Saturday and Sunday

To book this accommodation please contact Lee Pui Wan via email at:

When contacting them please state you are a registered participant at the Innovative Global Education Conference

Bus Departure and Pick Up Times:

Saturday 29 February 2020

8.00 am: Bus will depart from Studio M Hotel to Australian International School

4.00 pm: Bus will depart from Australian International School to Studio M Hotel

Sunday 01 March 2020

8.00 am: Bus will depart from Studio M Hotel to Australian International School

12.45 pm: Bus will depart from Australian International School to Studio M Hotel

PLEASE NOTE: The transport provided is ONLY for participants booked in at Studio M Hotel

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