Professional Certificate
in Strategic Education Planning

24th - 28th August 2020, London, UK


Ensuring ‘inclusive and equitable quality education’ and promoting ‘lifelong learning opportunities for all’ are core goals of the UN’s Post-2015 Agenda, making education planning a crucial component in the establishment of more equitable societies and sustainable economies.

Course Overview

This course provides those involved in education and development planning with a clear understanding of the necessary requirements, processes and considerations for establishing a well-resourced, well-regulated and equitable education sector, based on a realistic assessment of the available resources.

Interactive learning will support participants’ understanding of the key themes around strategic education planning, such as demography and enrolment forecasting, teacher training, and gender considerations. By applying strategic planning tools and analysing best practice models throughout the course, participants will leave equipped to utilise the policy cycle to plan for an efficient and fair education sector that is sustainably financed and tightly regulated to promote development.

A comprehensive analysis of the mechanisms behind strategic education planning will be provided, with subjects to be discussed including:

  1. Education, economic growth and social development
  2. International policy and education: the post-2015 education and development agenda
  3. Demography and enrolment forecasting for education planning
  4. Efficiency concerns in an education system: value for money
  5. Gender and education
  6. Education in the margins: conflict, marginalised peoples and minorities

Experts in the field will lead this training through interactive workshops, lectures and best practice case studies, fostering innovation, creative learning and networking amongst peers.

Upon completion of this four-day course and subsequent successful completion of CMI written tasks, the successful candidate will be awarded a Level 7 CMI certificate in Management & Leadership showing the CMI units achieved. The CMI is the only chartered professional body in the UK dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence. The professional qualifications offered by the Institute are internationally recognised and sought after.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course the delegates will be able to:

  1. Understand the principles of developing, constructing and implementing strategic plans
  2. Contribute to effective organisational change
  3. Apply the key principles of education planning in their country or organisation
  4. Assess and develop individual and institutional capacity
  5. Analyse, enhance and evaluate performance
  6. Better meet stakeholder needs

How You Will Benefit

  1. The opportunity to gain a recognised professional qualification
  2. Hear the latest insights, research and developments in strategic education planning from leading experts
  3. Network and share ideas with colleagues from around the world
  4. Enhance your skills and knowledge of education planning