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ENIRDELM Conference 2017

Date: 14.09.2017 - 16.09.2017
Start Time: 9.00 a.m.
Place: Przegorzały Guesthouse, ul. Jodłowa 13
Organiser: JU Institute of Public Affairs
ENIRDELM Conference 2017

The JU Institute of Public Affairs invites you to attend the 26th ENIRDELM international conference, which will take place on 14-16 September 2017. The conference is entitled 'Leadership for Development', understood as a complex process of individual, group and community development in various contexts.

The conference's programme will feature various activities: plenary lectures delivered by experts, presentations, PhD seminars, workshops, panel discussions, and visits to Kraków higher education institutions.

ENIRDELM is a self-funding network promoting critical and friendly professionalism to improve the quality of educational leadership & management development and research across the whole of Europe. It seeks to deepen and share understanding of the perspectives of multiple stakeholders in education and ultimately to make an impact on learning at all levels of education systems. It does this through the initiative and energy of its participants (researchers, trainer/developers, policy-makers and school leaders) through mutually generated collaborative activities, both face-to-face and electronic.

By means of the annual conferences, voluntary Secretariat, web-site, twice-yearly newsletter and other activities generated through networking ENIRDELM aims:

  • To promote critical professionalism and friendship amongst educational leaders from four general constituencies: researchers, developers (trainers & consultants) policy-makers and school leaders (heads and leadership staff) in both public and private educational sectors.
  • To strengthen the links between theory and practice (in both directions) and promote critical analysis and deep understanding of complex and varied educational contexts and issues.
  • To encourage mobility of EL professionals: projects, visits, lectureships, attachments and collaborative R & D in order to share knowledge & experience.
  • To disseminate and exchange EL information, documents, literature and materials.
  • To liaise with other related EL networks and associations  throughout Europe

ENIRDELM brings together school leaders, educational administrators, trainers, researchers and consultants from across Europe and beyond, who share an interest educational leadership and management. Its Board of five people (balanced gender; different countries & roles) is renewed by one member annually and a Chairperson, newly appointed from the Board each year, is the organiser of the next annual conference. ENIRDELM has an on-line Voluntary Permanent Secretariat. ENIRDELM members engage in organised networking (annual conference in September; web-site; joint research and development projects; publication of books, conference proceedings and a twice-yearly newsletter in April & November) and self-generated activities (materials exchange; study visits; visiting lectureships; invitation to give lectures and workshops; etc.) There is no membership fee in this uniquely self-sustaining community of practice that thrives on the energy of its members.

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