Leadership in National Assessment

Leadership in National Assessment

Leadership 2018
Speakers: Various (Cambridge Assessment)
Date: 08 - 12 Oct 2018 Venue: The Møller Centre Churchill College, Storey’s Way Cambridge CB3 0DE
Time: 09:00 - 17:00
Type: Course Fee: £4,000

Leadership in National Assessment is a unique senior leadership programme for international education specialists and executives. 

The course focuses on the place of large-scale assessment organisations, their place and role in the wider education context, the influence of evidenced based practice and its role in informing policy, and frameworks for managing this complexity. 

This course is a great overview of the assessment industry around the world – its problems, challenges, trends and future directions. This type of knowledge is fundamental for someone leading a modern and open assessment agency.”

Now in its third year, Leadership in National Assessment has seen delegates join us from Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Pakistan, Nigeria, India, United States, South Africa, Portugal, Indonesia, China, Spain, Bermuda and Oman. 

Action learning sets ensure all delegates are able to explore issues within their own contexts. The programme is delivered at, and supported by Moller Executive Education, Cambridge University.

The course is held in central Cambridge from 08-12 October 2018, starting on Monday morning and finishing on a Friday.

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Key topics

  • Assessment, education and society
  • Trends in assessment
  • International benchmarking
  • Managing stakeholder relations
  • Managing an assessment agency

Who should attend?

This course is for senior managers in examination boards, academics with an advisory function, policy makers and ministry officials. Individuals with responsibilities for the revision, planning and implementation of complex education reforms and systems will find the course particularly useful.

The course programme is built around interactive workshops and one-to-one discussions. You must therefore have a good level of English.

What you will learn

  • Discuss new directions in examining and assessment worldwide.
  • Consider the social and political context of assessment and how it affects interactions between officials, policy makers and advisers.
  • Build your understanding of international benchmarking.
  • Explore strategic solutions to your own challenges.
  • Develop learning networks, share knowledge and expertise across a multinational group.

Take a look at last year's course overview.

How you will learn

The course programme is designed around intensive discussion and practical workshops to help you put learning into practice. The lessons will be supported by the use of international comparisons to contextualise theory content.

The programme will include:

  • Presentations from guest speakers who are acclaimed experts in their field
  • Case studies to contextualise learning
  • Small group discussions on specific topics
  • 1:1 sessions with Cambridge experts
  • Action planning workshops

Cambridge Assessment specialists will lead the course with input from internationally-recognised education and assessment experts. All programme contributors are pragmatic and thoughtful specialists, with direct understanding of the realities of educational reform and development.

For more details on each day, take a look at last year's course programme.

How much does it cost?

The course fee is £4,000 per person. The fee includes tuition, course materials, accommodation, lunch and some evening meals (see Terms and Conditions).

Places are limited to enable high quality interaction and a good level of English is an absolute must.

How to enrol

You need to fill in a booking form to register your interest in this course. Bookings are taken on a first-come, first-served basis. We will confirm your place on the course once the full payment has been received.

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For more information about this course, email thenetwork@cambridgeassessment.org.uk or call us on +44 (0)1223 553846.

Churchill College, Storey’s Way Cambridge CB3 0DE