Excerpt from course description

Leadership and Change Management in Schools


This program is The Norwegian Business School’s offer to principals who wish to take part in the national educational program for principals. With this program, school leaders will be provided necessary skills and competence for the management and development of the organization. The Norwegian Business School’s program puts special focus on pupils’ learning outcomes. Its target group is both established and future leaders of schools.

Course content

  • The headmaster’s latitude
  • School management in theory and practice
  • Ownership management and framework conditions
  • Effects of the pupils’ learning outcomes
  • Topics regarding the economic impact of education
  • The school’s interest groups
  • The psychosociological working environment
  • Personality and typology
  • Evidence-informed teaching leadership
  • The headmaster as capacity developer
  • Reforms for effectiveness in schools
  • The headmaster as pedagogical leader
  • High-quality teaching
  • Teacher cooperation for increased quality in teaching
  • Learning organisations
  • Personal development for a more effective school
  • Legal topics – the headmaster’s management prerogatives
  • Change in culture and behaviour
  • Management theories and management styles
  • Role security and legitimacy through competence
  • Development of management skills


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