Leadership blog post from John Tomsett’s “This much I know about….” series

Leadership blog post from John Tomsett’s “This much I know about….” series

We’ve been a bit quiet on the SELMAS blog over the summer, but there are exciting events coming up – not least our annual conference in November where Matthew Syed and Ollie Bray will both be sharing their wisdom – but to get us started again here is an honest account from John Tomsett’s wonderful blog of tried and tested leadership behaviours and responsibilities in the face of results pressure, and pressure not in a good way! Hope you enjoy it and see the relevance, even though the context is clearly different. More coming soon.

Latest SELMAS event – Up-front and visible educational leadership: challenging the Scottish psyche

Stirling Management Centre, Wednesday 28th November 2012

SELMAS is following its highly successful 2011-12 conference, No School is an Island, and its spring forum, with a conference for 2012-13 which will challenge how Scottish educational leadership sees itself and the tasks it faces in these difficult times. Here is an opportunity to hear three superb presenters and a panel of current leading practitioners discussing big issues in Scottish education and Scottish society.

Carol Craig is Chief Executive of the Centre for Confidence and Well-Being. She is author of The Scots’ Crisis of Confidence, Creating Confidence: A Handbook for Professionals Working with Young People and The Tears that Made the Clyde: Well-being in Glasgow. One of the most challenging writers and thinkers in contemporary Scotland, Carol has a wealth of experience to offer an educational audience.

Craig Munro, head of education in Fife, recently seconded to Education Scotland as Strategic Director for strategy, performance and corporate resources. Craig chaired the recent ADES performance and improvement network.

Don Ledingham, Executive Director of Services for People in East Lothian Council and Director of Education and Children’s Services in Midlothian Council and high profile innovator will speak on the seven sides of educational leadership – creating space for innovation.

This year’s conference is being held in the superb setting of the Stirling Management Centre at Stirling University. The cost for the day, including lunch, is £70 per delegate, but in keeping with its recent practice, SELMAS is offering any organisation which sends two delegates, providing at least one of them has never attended a previous SELMAS event, two places for £100.

Places can be booked by contacting Alex Wood, SELMAS Secretary, alexander.wood@blueyonder.co.uk

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