The management of Seth M.R Jaipuria schools routinely organise its annual Jaipuria Leadership Program (JLP) for all its school principals. The Leadership Program is an intensive two-day professional learning opportunity to help school leaders reflect on their practices, explore successful school improvement models, and learn research-based techniques to advance teaching-learning in classrooms.
2023 marks the 8th Jaipuria Leadership Program (JLP) that was conducted on January 7-8 at the Jaipuria Institute of Management, Jaipur. The agenda for this year was to empower, improvise and implement the new, old, and proven methods to enhance the future work structure of schools and leadership style, and discuss plans and strategies for the new academic year.
The two-day intensive program was power packed with master sessions and a special session on Day 1 facilitated by author and academic trainer Anil Parchani, who addressed the audience with his session on H2O for Life with the message of keeping oneself physically and mentally fit to achieve maximum productivity. The last session of the day was facilitated by Dr. Prabhat Pankaj, director, Jaipuria Institute of Management, Jaipur, during which he introduced the concept of CAR, where C stands for Change, A for Accept, and R for the Rise. He further explained the importance of accepting change in our lives and rising above menial issues which come with the change in order to appraise the beauty within and around us.
Likewise, Day 2 started with a bang where the first session of the day was on understanding leadership skills, their type, and how a school leader must endeavour to deliver six roles in their capacity as Educational Leader, Cultural Leader, Community Leader, Symbolic Leader, People Leader, and Business Leadership. This session helped to set the course for the upcoming session for the day. The highlight of the program was the team building activities and the group discussion with focus on the existing challenges and solutions in the Academic arena (Books, Assessment, Curriculum support, Teacher- training, Audit, Recruitment, and Admission process), what more can be done? What difference can we make? With this, the day concluded with the session on NEP and the steps taken to implement the same in the Jaipuria schools curriculum, including a focus on structural changes, vertical progression, and 360-degree evaluations.
In sum, the annual leadership program was an opportunity for school principals to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to become successful leaders in their field. Through this program, participants learned how to effectively lead teams, manage projects, and develop strategies to help them achieve the goals set by their schools. The program also provided a platform for networking and sharing valuable insights from experienced leaders.