Tandem Leadership for Learning

The TaLea – Tandem Leadership for Learning programme is strengthening the skills and competences of aspiring young teachers. When it comes to digitalisation, inclusion, and all-day schooling, leadership responsibilities are gaining importance in schools. Together with the Foundation of German Business, the Dieter Schwarz Foundation wants to boost the competences of aspiring young teachers as changemakers. In the long term, the programme aims to enable all students to achieve the best possible educational outcomes and social inclusion.

In tandem with a colleague, past graduates of the Teacher Foundations programme sharpen their leadership and management knowledge, skills, and attitude in the course of a school year. Working in tandem is supposed to increase the impact on change processes in each respective school. People take centre stage in this programme. Through concrete projects and exploration of their own questions, participants learn to solve complex tasks and experience self-efficacy in the context of shared leadership. In perspective, the leadership skills do not only help support students’ learning and knowledge acquisition in lessons but have an impact on teachers’ and organisational learning. Participants get individual coaching, along with access to exciting online talks and workshops.

Twenty-five tandems are accepted into the programme on 1 October of each year and the programme cycle ends on 31 May of each year. Only graduates of the Teacher Foundations programme in tandem with a colleague from their school or tandems from the Dieter Schwarz Foundation and Academy for Innovative Education and Management (aim) network are eligible to apply. The application deadline is 4 August 2021, 12 p.m. CEST.

More information about the programme and the application process will be provided in the online information session on 26 July, 5–6 p.m. via Zoom (Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87257594971?pwd=U0ppUzRZaWRFRVBjVFNLNmZDa0FKUT09 , meeting ID: 872 5759 4971, password: 012704).

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Stiftung der Deutschen Wirtschaft
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10178 Berlin

Phone: + 49 30 278906-1540
Email: talea@sdw.org

Contact: Fanny Guenthel

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Christian Rieck
Phone: +49 7132 30-7035

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