Insightful conversations on leadership with guests from across the education community and beyond.

Our new series of online CPD sessions will explore the key issues facing the education system, with expert guests offering their thoughts on addressing these challenges.  They will also share ideas on how leaders can continue to improve the system for the benefit of all children, young people and their communities, as well as those working in the system.

Each session will have a unique focus but across the series there will be common threads including what can be learnt from international practice, how experiences from other industries can be useful in shaping continuous improvement of the education system, and how those in, or aspiring to, executive leadership roles can shape their own development and take care of their wellbeing.

Conversations now available on demand
Professor Sam Twiselton OBE, Director of Sheffield Institute of Education, Sheffield Hallam University20 October | Policy Priorities for Teacher Development: How do we develop (and hold onto) good teachers?

Professor Alma Harris, Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy, Swansea University
17 November | System Recall-leading for Equity and Excellence in Education 

Jonny Uttley, CEO, The Education Alliance, and author of Putting Staff First
8 December | Putting Staff First

Steve Munby, Consultant and speaker on leadership and system reform in education
2 February 2022 | Imperfect leadership and developing future leaders

Andreas Schleicher, Director for Education and Skills, OECD
23 February 2022 | Beyond academic learning

Dr Peter Kent, ICP President 2021-23
16 March 2022 | Ambitious leadership beyond the UK

Richard Sheriff, ASCL Past President, Executive Headteacher and CEO, Red Kite Alliance
27 April 2022 | Realising the Power of Collaboration: Lessons from the pandemic

Evelyn Forde MBE, ASCL Vice President 2021-22 and Headteacher, Copthall School
Wednesday 25 May | Women in Leadership

Abrilli Phillip, Director of Education and Learning, London Borough of Lambeth
Wednesday 15 June | Remembering the Why

Phoebe L Hanson, Climate activist and co-coordinator of Mock COP 
Wednesday 22 June, 7pm 

To purchase previous sessions, please contact

Upcoming conversations
Peter Bruce, Training and Development Partner, Ad Astra Human Performance
Wednesday 13 July, 7pm 

Geoff Barton, ASCL General Secretary 

Chaired by ASCL Past President, Sian Carr, ASCL Leading Conversations is a series of twelve one-hour webinars which will take place over the 2021/22 academic year and provide the opportunity to hear from leading educationalists and experts from other sectors.

There will be opportunities to submit questions in advance and all sessions will be made available to subscribers to view on demand.

Topics will include: 
  • accountability
  • recruitment and retention
  • system leadership
  • governance
  • organisation culture
  • digital transformation
  • staff development
  • ITT review
Full package of webinars

Personal access
Access to all 12 sessions: £250 plus VAT
(single user access to the live sessions and the recordings until 31/08/2022)

Access to a single session: £25 plus VAT(single user access to one live session and the recording of that session for 30 days post live broadcast)

Whole-school access
Access to all 12 sessions: £500 plus VAT
(single school access to the live sessions and the recordings until 31/08/2022)

MATs and other institutions with multiple sites can also access the complete series (live sessions and recordings until 31/08/2022) - please contact for a quote.