TATA ClassEdge conducted the Principal Leadership Programme in partnership with S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research in Pune

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December 11, 2015, Pune: TATA ClassEdge, a provider of innovative technology based learning solutions for schools, conducted the Principal Leadership Programme in Pune today.  Albert Lewis, Head Business Excellence and Chief Technology Officer, TATA Class Edge hosted the event; opening the stage for conversations on the educational landscape and challenges in the education domain. The programme involved discussions on strengthening abilities to respond to the expectations of a wide variety of stakeholders, increasing managerial competencies of planning and prioritizing, building synergistic teams and adopting a leadership style to create a conducive and enabling work climate.

The Principal of a school is not only meant to be an educator, but also expected to play the role of a visionary, an efficient administrator, a role model for students, a mentor for teaching and non-teaching staff, a brand ambassador for parents and a pioneer in education management. In order to address this critical need, Tata ClassEdge, in partnership with S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research, developed the Principal Leadership Programme that is being held across the country. The focus of the programme is to build leadership, and a culture of excellence in educational institutions.

On the occasion of the launch, Mr. Albert Lewis said, “We are proud to be associated with Principals who build the foundation of every school. This leadership program, has already been conducted in six cities till date, impacting around 158 principals. At Tata ClassEdge, we strongly believe that this leadership programme will encourage critical thinking, teamwork and a visionary attitude in our fellow principals. It will support our aim to create a leaders for schools who can foster a positive climate for institutional development. With the Principal Leadership Programme, we are confident that we will be able to achieve our goal”.

The workshop was conducted by Dr. Keith C. D’souza – Professor, SP Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai and Dr. Vidyut Lata Dhir,Associate Professor, S P Jain Institute of Management & Research. Some of the key principals who attended were Mrs. Anupama Chatterjee, Pawar Public School, Hadapsar; Mr. Devendra Pawar, Pawar Public School Hinjewadi; Mrs. Sujata Sharma, RIMS International School; Mrs. Sheetal Varma, RMD International School; Mrs. Bharti Bhagwani, GG International School and Mrs. Nirmal Waddan, The Kalyani School.

Mrs. Nivedita Madkikar, Academic Director RIMS International School; who attended the programme said, “The programme gave us different insights into leadership practices.”

Another principal Mrs. Nirmal Waddan, The Kalyani School said, “I am very happy to be a part of the programme and connect with like-minded people. The problems faced by today’s leaders are the same and shared by many of us here. The solutions lie within us.”

About Tata ClassEdge

Tata ClassEdge provides an innovative and comprehensive instructional solution that empowers teachers to teach better, with an effective blend of curriculum-mapped classroom activities and interactive technology. Tata ClassEdge’s proprietary instructional framework, the Multiple Learning Experiences (MLEx™) model, makes use of distinct types of activities that promote social and thinking skills in students, including critical thinking, creativity, teamwork, research-orientation and communication skills. More than 70,000 teachers across India have already adopted the Tata ClassEdge way of teaching.