Cluster Leadership Development Program
CLDP develops leadership competencies of Principals/ Heads of Schools (HoS) as well as enables them to evolve as facilitators within the education system.
WHAT DO WE DO?
CLUSTER LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM, DOE
State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) Delhi, has been able to create an equal space of co-learning through CLDP. The experience of leadership in this program is inside-out instead of top-down. CLDP is run for all government schools of the Delhi Directorate of Education.
CLDP in collaboration with Creatnet Education enables the development of the leadership competencies of the Principal/ Heads of Schools and the development of facilitators within the system. Each of these 94 facilitators, facilitates a group of 10-12 DOE HoS in turn taking the program to 1000+ principals of Delhi. This is a unique phenomenon of leadership from within and how learning and leadership are distributed.
COLLABORATION WITH SOUTH DELHI MUNICIPAL CORPORATION DEPARTMENT (SDMC)
We are working with 580+ schools of SDMC to enable Principal Leadership Development. We are at the dawn of a multi-year program in which principals will come together for peer learning, school development and growth. Post 3 months of intensive facilitator development, selected facilitators will enable this leadership journey for their peers. This program is supported by SCERT and will be our first time working with government primary schools at this scale.
HOW DO WE DO IT?
A JOURNEY OF INWARD AND OUTWARD EXPANSION.
Our programs have been led by a movement of educators from within the system who volunteer to facilitate their peer principals in addition to their full-time role as a Leader in the school.
A leap from 100 to 1000+ schools in half a decade. - we have a video
In 2020-2021, we conducted six monthly sessions for 94 selected facilitators. They guided the learning journeys of over a thousand fellow participants (Principals & HoS). The transformation of a single principal, enables the transformation of 400 teachers in their schools who can then impact 1600 children in the school. The potential of this domino effect is remarkable.
What is the IMPACT?
We commissioned an education research group, to conduct a study on the impact of CLDP. The program recognises all the people who have been instrumental in shaping and growing the program. Impact Evaluation Research Study on CLDP by CORD was released on 3rd September, 2021. In esteemed presence of -
Deputy CM & Minister Education Sh. Manish Sisodia
Pr. Secretary (Education) Sh. H. Rajesh Prasad
Director (Education) Sh. Udit Prakash Rai
Director SCERT Sh. Rajanish Kumar Singh
According to the CORD report (2021), the top five contributions of the program were:
CLDP HAS PROVEN THE IDEA THAT SCHOOLS ARE A PLATFORM OF LEARNING NOT JUST FOR THE STUDENTS BUT ALL STAKEHOLDERS OF EDUCATION.
At an event where the CORD report was launched, the participants of CLDP echoed a remarkable motto: “Hum Sub Seekhne Waaley Hain! (We are all learners!)” They shared their experience of the program...
A NETWORK OF LEARNERS
- “CLDP has provided a network for ideation and inspiration through various principals coming together to share their challenges and innovate on solutions. The frameworks and perceptions we are exposed to enable an expansion of possibilities we see.”
- “Through the program, we have experienced a connection that is based on equality, empathy and inter-connectedness. We are not formal, but co-learners working together for a larger vision”
- “I have moved from reaction to response. From complaining about the system not working, I now ask ‘what can I do to make it work?’
- “My journey in CLDP has led to great self-empowerment. Moreover, this shift in myself is clearly influencing a shift in my school, where I am able to create a culture of learning, listening, and productivity.”
- “While educational circulars feel like allopathy addressing the symptoms of a problem, CLDP has been like holistic medicine that cures the disease!”