ELM Diploma

This programme is committed to development of leadership and managerial skills among educational and training professionals. It is directly relevant to leaders working in public and private sector organisations. The programme prepares its graduates for the many challenges facing school administrators as it helps them unleashing their leadership skills and practicing all educational management tools.

Who Should Attend

This programme is designed to produce leaders who have a deep and broad understanding of academic and organisational management, who seek to be change agents capable of initiating and sustaining positive innovations. It is aimed at leadership teams in schools including senior and middle managers.


The Diploma in Educational Management & Leadership is aligned with the Educational Leadership Consortium Council (ELCC) standards.

Candidates who complete the program are educational leaders who have the knowledge and ability to promote the success of all students by:

  • Facilitating the development, articulation, implementation & stewardship of a school vision of learning supported by the school community

  • Promoting a positive school culture, providing an effective instructional program, applying best practice to student learning & designing comprehensive professional growth plans for staff.

  • Managing the organisation, operations & resources in a way that promotes a safe efficient & effective learning environment.

  • Collaborating with families & other community members, responding to diverse community interests & needs as well as mobilising community resources.

  • Acting with integrity, fairly and in ethical manner.

  • Understanding responding to, and influencing the larger political, social, economic, legal & cultural context.

Course Structure & Duration

Coursework is structured to assist students in their development of their goals as they acquire current knowledge and skills common to educators specialising in leadership of educational organisations. The programme focuses on four main parts forming the basic framework for Educational Management practice. The subjects covered include: roles of school principals, evaluating instructional programmes, managing resources & personnel as well as improving schools.


The program consists of four main parts

  • Part 1: Schools & Principals: It focuses on the complex nature of schools, the principal roles & responsibilities, effective schools for all students…etc

  • Part 2: Leadership Expectations: It focuses on principal behaviour & instructional leadership, organising & evaluating instructional programmes, building and maintaining relationships … etc.

  • Part 3: Managerial Responsibilities: It focuses on managing material resources, managing human resources, managing pupil services, providing a safe school environment…etc

  • Part 4: Vital Aspects of practice: It focuses on problem solving & decision making, collaborative effort for school improvement, career planning…etc

Programme at a Glance

  • Master new approaches to leadership

  • Develop and implement effective strategies

  • Evaluate the impact of new initiatives and alliances

  • Realign staff and financial resources

  • Understand and overcome the challenges of organisational change

  • Differentiate management and leadership responsibilities

Career Opportunities

The diploma enables you to examine all spheres of education and training and makes you well positioned to select suitable opportunities from a broad array of options. Graduates often work within a school setting, or in a community or senior college setting. They may also administrate government programmes, or work as curriculum co-ordinators for schools or community programmes.

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