Essentials of International Leadership

Thrive as a leader, wherever you go. Essentials of International Leadership will help you hone your leadership and navigate the complex international education arena. Our evidence-based curriculum helps you craft a personalized leadership platform adaptable to a variety of educational contexts. You will be challenged and supported as you engage in four multi-day workshop experiences, build a portfolio of evidence and participate in a culminating assessment. With a new credential, an expanded vision of leadership and a network of accomplished leaders, you’ll emerge ready to lead learning that builds on and values diversity.

Vision for IB Leaders

IB leaders are adaptive, globally and locally engaged and inspire commitment to create a better world through education by leadership grounded in professional inquiry.


Course aims and content

The course is designed to challenge and support leaders to move beyond their experience to be successful international leaders in education. There are four units of work and associated assessments.


Course offerings and people involved

The course is resourced by a network of highly experienced international school heads and internationally renowned educationalists.


Approaches to learning

As learning is at the core of IB philosophy and practice, course participants are required to lead and model the learning process and be active learners themselves.

Multiple delivery models

The course is accessible via several blended learning options in international locations and leadership institutes and is supported via an online platform.


Credentialing and credit

Be recognized as an international leader.





Participants undertake systematic written personal reflection and contribute to a leadership portfolio with a series of artefacts and personal reflections about their leadership philosophy and practice.

Aspiring and current leaders

Take your school to the next level.





Enrollment procedures

Explore contemporary leadership issues and consider their relevance to different IB contexts.