Venue: Arabian Courtyard Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Date: 20 - 24 August, 2018
Fee: $4,500.00



Education Leadership Capacity in Higher Education conference is intended to develop effective leaders who can drive transformational change. Led by CPSPD faculty members, the program is for leaders in Higher Education systems and state agencies; experienced principals and teachers who aspire to system-level roles; and teams seeking to strengthen their skills and collaborative capabilities.


  • Developing Myself
    To expand the scope of the Education Leadership conference, a paper on, Developing Myself, which focuses on intentional self-development and personal leadership. “We believe strongly that transformational leadership starts from the inside and that it’s essential that we first develop ourselves as leaders and learners — acknowledging and overcoming our own blind spots, limitations, and immunities to change — in order to successfully affect change at organizational and system-wide levels,"

  • Professional Development (PD)
    This Key Interest Area (KIA) focuses on professional development opportunities for conference delegates.
    Topics under this KIA typically include: career development opportunities, development of leadership skills, hands-on skill development and enhancement opportunities, etc.

  • Policy and Regulatory Environment
    This Key Interest Area( KIA) specifically concerns government policies and regulations relating to international students and international education in general, including comprehensive internationalisation strategies. This includes local, state, national and international government initiatives and legislation, new directions, programs and resourcing.

    Topics covered under this KIA typically include: good practice in compliance and related matters; standards and accountability; issues relating to monitoring, reporting and quality assurance; key policies and regulations; latest trends and developments in the policy and regulatory environment both local and abroad; initiatives aimed at engaging policy makers and government in international education.


  • Learning and teaching

    This KIA includes all elements of the learning and teaching process and experience in the context of international education.


    Topics covered under this KIA typically include: internationalisation of the curriculum (IoC); good practice in embedding international and cross-cultural perspectives within the curriculum; innovative approaches to course delivery and teaching practices; language proficiency and testing; e-learning; engaging with learners; innovations in work integrated learning; internationalisation at home; assessment and research degree programs.


    ACCOMMODATION: This Conference is non-residential. Participants are to lodge in hotels of their choice near the conference centre. A list of these Hotels will be provided on request.



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