Overview of Past Conferences

Annual Conferences of School Principals; Ice Breaker between Policy & Practice

Genesis


PrincipalsFORUM is an independent think tank that challenges the conventional thinking in education policy. We are a non-profit, nonpartisan organization committed to achieving measurable impact in education, both by improving existing reform initiatives and by developing new, innovative solutions to our nation’s most pressing education challenges. Our forte is to transform challenges into opportunities

PrincipalsFORUM is a movement, a program and also a web portal. In any or all of its avatars, the professional and personal challenges, opportunities and needs of the principals are being addressed. It is a collaboration; on the web, through conclaves, round tables, conferences and other modes; amongst teachers, principals, researchers, trainers, institutions, schools and school administrators in providing quality education conforming to the global standards.

PrincipalsFORUM believes that empowerment of the principals through alternate routes i.e. participation in school principals’ conferences/ conclaves do provide much needed impetus, opportunity and ambience for self- reflection, peer learning and collective wisdom.

The drive and motivation for PrincipalsFORUM to organize school principals’ annual conferences is our humble endeavor to provide a structured platform to:-

School leaders to:-
  • Examine, discuss, debate, and recommend changes and innovations and advocate a way forward.
  • Share their experiences and good school praxis.
  • Suggest policy and practice initiatives to make school education relevant and a preparation for life
  • Network with peers for school improvement processes.

Educational policy makers to:-

  • Connect with ground practitioners and factor their inputs in the policy formulations, so that there is total alignment and synergy between the policy and the practice.
  • Obtain feedback on implementation on policies at the grass root level.
  • Enlighten and share the macro level vision and plans with school leaders.


School Principals’ Annual International Conferences are unique in their configuration and alignment i.e. these conferences are- Of, By and For the school principals.

School Leadership continues to be the focus of the conferences.

First Edition of Principals’ Annual Conference, 2012

National Conference of School Principals, 2012 (NCSP, 2012) was organized in New Delhi on November 8 & 9, 2012. The conference was supported by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) and National University of Educational Planning and Administration (NUEPA), premier National educational institutes as academic partners.

Over 250 in service principals, educationists, school management & administrators from 106 cities representing 19 states in India attended the two days educational extravaganza making it an event -truly National in stature and character.

The theme of conference befitting the need of the hour was ‘School Leadership; A Compelling Priority.’


The 2012 Conference launched PrincipalsFORUM, a movement and a program that aims to address professional and personal challenges, opportunities and needs of the principals and their schools. It is collaboration amongst principals; virtual through the web and the real; through city forums, conclaves, roundtables, conferences.

Second Edition of Principals’ Annual Conference, 2013

International Conference of School Principals, 2013 (ICSP, 2013) was organized by PrincipalsFORUM on Oct 18 & 19, 2013 in New Delhi, in its international avatar. Theme of conference was- Leading 21st Century Schools- A Paradigm Shift. Over 350 school leaders from India and abroad participated.

Third Edition of Principals’ Annual Conference, 2014

International Conference of School Principals, 2014 (ICSP, 2014) was organized by PrincipalsFORUM on Oct 16 & 17, 2014 at the PHD House, New Delhi. Theme of conference was- Leading 21st Century Schools- Emerging Trends. Over 300 school leaders, managements and administrators from India and abroad participated.

Shri Rajnath Singh, Hon’ble Home Minister, Govt. of India delivered the valedictory address.