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26032014 Management training for Headmasters

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Transcript of 26032014 Management training for Headmasters

26.3.2014 Esa Posio
Management Training for Headmasters
1. Introduction to the Management Training

2. The funding: Finnish National Board of Education and
the Ministry of Education and Culture

3. The National Actor Network for the Headmasters and Teachers

continuing education

4. Examples of the Courses and projects: past, present and the future

5. How the courses are held?
Who Am I, why I am here?
1. Introduction to the Management Training
The societies and schools are in
constant change

of the Headmasters is crucial

of the schools is very

Human Resource Management
Skills are required

and the
forms part of the new school

The problems need fast and accurate solving:
1. Introduction to the Management Training
Every year the Finnish National Board of Education opens the application period in November for the monetary funding. The courses and the needs are revealed according to the future planning scenarios for the future. Part of these scenarios are made as an evaluation in the schools and among the teachers, and also in the political (national) level. The adult education schools and universities participate also in this process giving their ideas etc. from the previous courses and feedback from the headmasters and the courses. Also a lot of studies and statistics play important role to choose the focus of the trainings and the courses.
The needs and future scenarios are made in the Finnish National Board of Education and in the Ministry of Education and Culture
The state funding for teacher and headmaster continuing education 2013: 22,6 millions € (2009: 12,9 millions €)
2. The funding: Finnish National Board of Education and the Ministry of Education and Culture
Quality and evaluation, 16 days

Will I be a Headmaster?, 6 days

Basics for a new Headmaster, 9 days

ICT tools for the Headmasters to develop the pedagogical culture in the schools, 10 days

Intercultural leadership and management of the school, 7 days

Pedagogical management and leadership, 6 days

Developing Headmaster, 10 days
(30 ects & 1,5 years)
4. Examples of the Courses and projects:
past, present and the future
2005: Master of the Administrative Sciences -University of Lapland.
2006-: Candidate for Ph.D. of the Administrative Sciences - University of Lapland
Study interests
: Organizational Culture, Management, Service Production, International Comparison, Strategical Human Resource Management, Strategic planning and Leadership.

Special knowledge on Catalonia (Spain), Political Sciences and International Relations, due to fact that I have lived in Barcelona and studied in the Autonomous University of Barcelona 2003-2008.
Working experiences:
Entrepreneur 1993-2001, Manager & CEO of the local minimarket-kiosk

Assistant of the Administrative Sciences, 2008-2010, University of Lapland

Project Coordinator 2010-, University of Lapland
Task 1:
What kind of skills (managerial/pedagogical/leadership/economical/quality/evaluation etc.) do your Headmasters and teacher need and why?
C) Finnish National Board of Education
After an open "competition" the best projects, courses and development ideas get the funding.
3. The National Actor Network for the Headmasters and Teachers continuing education
The funding is given, in my case, to the National Actors Network.

The Network is constantly changing, forming new cooperation groups, for different courses or needs.

It is formed by Finland's different Universities and their continuing studies units.

One of the Universities acts as the coordinator of the course/project.

Examples of different kinds of cooperation groups within the Network:
Quality & evaluation:
University of Lapland

University of Oulu

University of Jyväskylä

Headmaster's ICT

University of Lapland

University of Oulu

University of Eastern Finland

University of Helsinki

University campus of Kokkola
Intercultural leadership
and management:

University of Lapland

University of Turku

University of Eastern

Basics for the school's

Univeristy of Lapland

University of Turku

Univeristy of Eastern Finland

University of Oulu

University of Helsinki

Åbo Akademi (Finland's Swedish
speaking University)
Task 2: What kind of existing Actor Network(s) do you have or want to form? Name the actors.
All the education ( including teaching, coordination and project directing) is
totally free of charge for the participants.

The accommodation, meals and the traffic are normally payed by the municipality.

-> so the teachers and the headmasters continuing education is funded by the Ministery of Education, Finnish National Board of Education and the municipalities.
5. How the courses are held?

Develop the school's quality and evaluation knowledge.

Put the Q&E plans in action in a real life.

Giving national mentoring help and cultural understanding for Q&E as well as unifying the different ways to do.

Introducing different ways to evaluate: BSC, CSF, EFQM etc.

Human Resourse Management.

Pedagogical Leadership.

Communication skills of the Headmaster.

Economical management.

Administrative management.

Strategic planning.

Study planning.

Mentoring: "the silent knowledge".

Self peering, time using.

Networking skills.

Well-being of an innovative work environment.

ICT using in the teaching, management and leadership.

Using ICT tools in practice.

Intercultural thinking, acting and understanding.

Developing a pedagogical vision and action plan: uniting the school in the process.

Team work.
1. First day: introduction to the course, information
2. Personal interview and making personal study plan: the personal development project thesis is initiated and will last during the whole course/project.
3. Themes of the course: during/after each theme the student writes 1-3 pages. These theme texts are/can be part of the personal development thesis.

The themes are taught by the experts of that field from the universities: local professors as well as national and international teachers.

Methods vary from local class room teaching to the video conference lectures or ICT used methods in Internet and electronic study programs.
4. Personal project thesis.

During the course the student makes a personal project thesis presented in public in the end of a course. The project thesis is normally for the use of the participant's school or municipality.

The project thesis is guided by the university experts or mentors, so it has to have both theoretical and empirical backgrounds and to fulfill the academical standards.

The project thesis is presented in a dissertation and it has an opponent. The final version can be published in public in the Action Networks' media (internet or publications)
Task 3:

1. Choose one or two central points/ideas from this Finnish system for the Management training for Headmasters that could be used in your school/country? How can you make sure that this will happen?

2. Present these three little tasks in public!

Alava, Halttunen & Risku:
Changing School Management (2012)
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