School Management and Leadership (SML) Program

The quest for improving education quality and skills has become a thrust for school institutions. The emphasis of the National Education Policy (NEP 2020) on student learning outcomes and skills as indicators for institutional quality cannot be ignored. The policy has scoped 50 hours of Continuous Professional Development (CDP) for school heads under the National Initiative for School Heads’ and Teachers’ Holistic Advancement (NISHTHA). Therefore, there is a need and scope for the capacity-building of school heads and managers in India.

The SML program is a unique training program focusing on 9 Functional Areas of school management and operations designed to improve the efficiency and efficacy of school heads. Modern management science is applied to improve school field productivity and institution building.

The Functional Areas that SML focuses on are:

  1. School academic administration
  2. School operations and management
  3. School human resource management
  4. School finance, accounts, and auditing
  5. School public relations and marketing
  6. School infra development/hostel management
  7. School transport management
  8. School food, nutrition, and health managementt

SML training programs are offered for school heads based on their seniority and experience.

S. No. Training Program Duration
1 SML Fast Track Program for advanced leaders Contact classes:3 days, intensive
2 SML Intermediary Program for mid-career leaders Contact classes:3 days, intensive
3 SML Introductory Program for Entry-Level Leaders Contact classes:5 days, intensive and extensive
4 SML Introductory Program for Aspiring Leaders / Leaders in the Pipeline

6 months, aligned to one school term for school field practice: self-paced.