Cultivating Leadership in Education
How might we cultivate leadership in the HK education space? How might we strengthen the coherence & collaboration within it?
CATALYST Education Lab (CEL), a HK education non-profit, is looking to convene ~20-40 education leaders serving the secondary school space both within & outside schools (“Shapers”) to join the new “Cultivating Leadership in Education” initiative, which works towards fostering growth in the whole education ecosystem.
In this one-year leadership development experience, shapers will co-learn & co-inspire via a four-phase journey:
1. Orientation & Goal Setting – identify specific leadership & education areas to share & explore
2. Boston Study Trip – gain inspiration via 5-day HBS On-campus Training & other exposure visits
3. Local Exchanges – translate ideas into actions via Learning Circles
4. Consolidation & Share-outs – summarise reflections & takeaways for follow-up actions/collaborations
Three key elements will be embedded to stimulate Shapers on how to better think, discuss & collaborate: Leadership Coaching (peer & professional), Harvard Case Method & Compassionate Systems Leadership.
Alongside other passionate Shapers, CEL is keen to break silos to cultivate system leadership, unleash local insight & experience within the leaders, as well as co-build a sustainable learning community!
Our goal is to convene ~20-40 education leaders to form the CLE Shaper Community:
Education leaders serving the secondary school space
Working either within or outside schools
“Within”: Principals & Vice Principals
“Outside”: Leaders who are actively supporting school leaders (e.g. leaders from foundations, NGOs, School Sponsoring Body, research institutes, school consultants)
Demonstrates effective leadership within their own organisation
Demonstrates strong commitment in serving the wider HK education community
Willing to assume the role of “Shapers”, i.e. not only joining as passive participants, but actively shaping the collective experience within the initiative & the wider education system
Learning Journey Overview
How would Shapers' Competence be developed?
Expected Deliverables to Make Learning Visible
As the convenor of the initiative, CEL will underwrite the associated fees for this 1-year initiative, and NOT charge any fees for participation.
Shapers will only need to pay for their own flight tickets & food expenses (excluding group meals) for the Boston Study Trip (held from Apr 5 to 15, 2023).
Key Dates for Initiative