CTS-Leadership & Management

Course Description:

Were you promoted from classroom teaching to administration without any training? Or would you like to polish up your management skills? This one-week course is designed as the first part of a Leadership and Management CTS course and can be delivered in either English or Turkish.

The CTS-LM course aims to help the participants manage difficult situations they confront at their schools  by ‘giving them new approaches and showing ways of making managing a school a rewarding experience for both school managers and the ones they manage.

a 5-day in-service course for a class of 16  participants



 The main aims of the course are to:

  • raise the participants’ awareness of their institutional cultures in a 21st century, global context
  • make the participants see their own and institutional strengths and weaknesses as well as potentials
  • improve participants’ management skills
  • make them aware of the different types of leadership provide opportunities for participants
  • learn from each others’ experiences
  • develop leadership skills for a rapidly changing world
  • all with the ultimate aim of providing better quality education to pupils and satisfying stakeholder demands.


The course intends to give participants insight into:

educational contexts  – stakeholders’ expectations, characteristics of effective schools, shifts in pedagogy, leadership styles and practice in the skills needed for:

  • planning and conducting meetings
  • effective communication at work
  • coaching and mentoring skills
  • managing conflict
  • managing change
  • managing time

At the end of the course each participant will formulate an action plan to work on personal goals in relation to the input topics.



The course is practice-driven and adopts the ‘learning by doing’ approach. It involves participants in experiencing and reflecting on various situations that make managing effective. It also provides hands-on opportunities for participants to plan and demonstrate some management skills in pairs or small groups and to give feedback to each other.  Case studies will frequently be used to stimulate discussion.