REGIONAL VALIDATION WORKSHOP ON THE COMPETENCY FRAMEWORK FOR SEA SCHOOL HEADS
A decade ago, SEAMEO INNOTECH came up with a framework that determined the competencies required of Southeast Asian school heads to be effective leaders and managers. The competency framework had been validated by representatives from SEAMEO member countries and had served as basis for many of SEAMEO INNOTECH’s professional development programs.
Realizing the urgency to revalidate these competencies and see if these represent current needs of school heads, SEAMEO INNOTECH began early this year to go around the Southeast Asian region to conduct focus group discussions. The FGDs, which involved school heads and community stakeholders, meant to find out what competencies make a “truly excellent school head.” (READ: Validation of the Revised Competency Framework for Southeast Asian School Heads)
The outputs of those conversations will now be processed and validated further in a regional workshop, which the Center will hold from September 18 to 20. The two-day event will involve school heads from nine SEAMEO member countries: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Once validated, the updated school heads’ competency framework may be used as a tool for training needs analysis, and serve as basis for training programs and materials development. SEAMEO INNOTECH is also expected to present it before members of its Governing Board in its meeting this October.