Bharti Institute of Public Policy (BIPP) in collaboration with the Department of School Education, Government of Punjab, organised and conducted a training on ‘Leadership and Motivation’ for directly recruited Headmasters of Government High Schools through the Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) of Punjab Education Department.
The workshop is a part of an overarching project ‘Improving Quality of Education in Punjab’, that BIPP is undertaking with the Department of Education, Government of Punjab. The project aims to study policy, institutional and capacity-building reforms required to improve educational outcomes.
It is for the very first time that a training of this kind has been planned and implemented at this scale by Dept of School Education, Govt. of Punjab. A total of 152 Principals, 672 Headmasters, including 317 under Rashtriya Madhymik School Abhiyan (RMSA) have been trained.
The training programme has been designed and coordinated by Dr Aarushi Jain. It was designed with a special focus on critical roles of principals as decision-makers, team leaders and in other functional areas of the management of the school. The goal is to build essential capacities in government schools and to provide the newly recruited principals the required impetus and exposure on management concepts. The idea is to train principals who are at the beginning of their careers. The training will help them guide the growth and evolution of the school and ensure that the deliverables are met. The training was spread over five days with a total duration of 30 hours, wherein duration of each session was two hours. The ISB faculty, experts from the education sector and guest speakers from the Industry were a part of the training.