Aspiring Senior Leaders - Getting Promoted

Generative and collaborative Peer Learning Community for Aspiring Leaders

This community is designed exclusively for educators that have either recently gone for a senior leadership position and didn’t get it or are planning to apply for senior leadership positions next year. This community will be a compass, guiding you through a series of four immersive peer sharing and learning sessions, each crafted to provoke reflection, broaden perspective, and shape your trajectory towards a future brimming with leadership possibilities.
Moreover, this community will provide insider tips and strategies from experts on how to enhance your chances of promotion. Explore the key competencies and qualities that decision-makers seek in senior leaders, and learn how to showcase your strengths and unique contributions. Uncover the behaviors and attributes that can significantly boost your promotional prospects. Delve into the qualities of exceptional leaders, from fostering a collaborative culture to driving innovation and change. Through engaging discussions provoked by expert presentations, you’ll broaden your perspective, gain invaluable insights into the recruitment process and cultivate attributes that will elevate your professional trajectory.

Live Session Dates/Times

All live sessions take place at 17:00 – 18:30 (China Time) on Tuesdays.Β 

Live Session 1

October 14, 2024
10:30 am – 12:00 pm (China Time)

Live Session 1

October 14, 2024
10:30 am – 12:00 pm (China Time)

Live Session 1

October 14, 2024
10:30 am – 12:00 pm (China Time)

Live Session 1

October 14, 2024
10:30 am – 12:00 pm (China Time)

Live Session 1

Tuesday 4 March 2025, 17:00-18:30 (China Time)

Live Session 2

Tuesday 18 March 2025, 17:00-18:30 (China Time)

Live Session 3

Tuesday 15 April 2025, 17:00-18:30 (China Time)

Michael Iannini

Michael Iannini is ACAMIS’s Leadership Development Facilitator, a Search Associates Partner supporting its members in China to improve Recruitment, Induction, and Retention of Overseas Teachers, and a Council of International Schools (CIS) Affiliated Consultant with the following areas of expertise:

β€’ Appraisal and Professional Development
β€’ Leadership Training
β€’ School Governance
β€’ Strategic Planning

Michael’s first book, Hidden in Plain Site: Realizing the Full Potential of Middle Leaders, is the foundation for all his leadership development work. Since writing this book he launched where he is regularly posting articles on school leadership and interviews with school leadership influencers.

Sarah Torolano

Sarah Tortolano is an experienced educational leader within the international scene, who is hugely passionate about supporting and mentoring individuals in striving to reach their personal and professional goals. Currently based in Shanghai, Sarah has previously been Head of Wellbeing in a highly reputable school in Dubai where she implemented and drove a wellness curriculum, that was observed and recognized for the positive impact on the community by the local educational government. Sarah moved to China in 2021 and has been promoted within the organisation multiple times. She is now the Head of Pastoral Care for one of the larger campuses in Shanghai. Sarah has overcome numerous barriers and challenges to get to where she is and believes in sharing successful strategies with others.

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