DISTRICT SUPERVISORS LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
The Center continues to facilitate the conduct of a leadership capacity building program for public schools district supervisors (PSDS) in the country. Now on its 15th batch, the program will run until July 2012 to complete the training of around 500 PSDS.
The program is divided into three phases: a two-week face-to-face training, followed by a two-month online learning exchange and mentoring, and concluding with a two-day integration session for all who successfully complete the requirements of the program.
An interesting activity under Phase 1 of the program is the dialogue on the streets. The PSDS are asked to go out on the streets and interview people. This exercise gives the PSDS insights on the state of education in the country right from the stakeholders in the community. It also enhances the district supervisors’ skills in conducting dialogues and convening stakeholders—a skill that they could put to good use when leading their respective schools districts.
The Department of Education is funding this leadership program to capacitate PSDS and enhance their competencies in leading efforts to transform public schools and learning centers toward improved learning outcomes.