Professional Certificate in Strategic Education Planning

Day 1

09:00 Registration and Refreshments
09:45 Chairman's Introductions
10:00 Delegates' Exchange of Experience and Best Practice
11:15 Morning Coffee
11:30 Levels of Planning
Examining and focussing on the differences in primary, secondary, vocational tertiary and institutional planning for education Methods and skills and different levels
13:00 Lunch
13:45 Education Planning: Utilising the Policy Cycle
Examining the role of the policy cycle in education planning
The role of research in policy
Participation and involvement in the policy Exemplars of the role of evidence in policy
15:00 Afternoon Tea
15:15 International Policy and Education: The Post-2015 Education and Development Agenda: New Agendas? New Priorities?
Education in the post-2015 Development Agenda Engagement with the international sphere Building new objectives into national plans
16:15 End of Day Wrap Up and Questions
16:30 Close

Day 2

09:30 Refreshments
09:45 Chairman's Introduction and Recap
10:00 Helping Young People Find Their Place in a Rapidly Changing World: The Challenges for Leaders and Policy-Makers
Examining disadvantaged and marginalised students and their place in education
Determining principles of leadership and policies to improve education outcomes for affected groups
Leadership in schools and institutions
11:15 Morning Coffee
11:30 Research for Curriculum Design
Making curriculum choices for economic development
Societal change through education: values and citizenship, better health, sustainable development
“21st Century Skills”
12:30 Lunch
13:15 Teacher Training
The “teacher gap”
Methods and structures of teacher training: lifelong learning for teachers
Changing educational focus through training
14:45 Afternoon Tea
15:00 Improving Governance Mechanisms in Education
Good governance in education
Ensuring effective use of public money
Management and leadership principles in education governance Reforms & Institutional capacity building
16:15 End of Day Wrap Up and Questions
16:30 Close

Day 3

09:30 Refreshments
09:45 Chairman's Introduction and Recap
10:00 Digital Education Strategy
11:15 Morning coffee
11:30 Education Planning: Monitoring and Evaluation
The Role of M & E in Education Planning/Development
Review processes: monitoring the system and delivery
Testing tools and measurement of attainment and progress
Lessons learned in developing countries
12:30 Lunch
13:15 Data Collection in the Education sector
14:45 Afternoon tea
15:00 Data analysis and strategic implementation in policy planning
16:15 End of Day Wrap Up and Questions
16:30 Close

Day 4

09:30 Refreshments
10:00 Financing for Education
Public funding for education; Cash transfers for attendance; Public/private partnerships; International donor funding
Issues of efficiency, equity & sustainability
Drawing lessons from experience
11:15 Morning coffee
11:30 Strategic Planning Principles for Education
Delegates' introductions and discussion of experience Strategic policy choices
12:45 Lunch
13:30 Strategic Thinking in the Education Sector: Strategic Planning Tools
Strategic Planning Process and tools
Stakeholder engagement/communication
14:30 Afternoon tea
14.45 Strategic Thinking in the Education Sector: Regulation
Regulation mechanisms
Private sector engagement
15:45 Final Questions and Discussion
Key take away points
Evaluation forms
Group photo
Certificate presentation
16:30 Close

Day 5

09:30 Refreshments
09:30 Arrivals and Refreshments
09:45 Chartered Management Institute Assignments and Criteria
Structuring a written piece of work for assessment - generic overview and principles
Structuring these two specific pieces of work to demonstrate all the assessment criteria
Blending strategic education planning content into these structures
10:45 Delegate presentations
Presentations on case study of delegate's choice (5-10 minutes)
Examples of good practise and challenges encountered
What ideas have come up this week that could usefully apply?
11:30 Morning Coffee
11:45 Final Questions and Discussion
Wrapping up: key messages from the week
What is important in strategic education planning and why?
12:30 Certificate Presentation
13:00 Lunch and Close

PS: Please note that the programme is subject to change without notice.