Become a More Effective School or System Leader

Since 2008, ISL has delivered highly-regarded professional learning for leaders from over 50 countries


A world with exemplary school leaders who drive improvement in student learning and well-being.

For school leaders, we offer leadership programs that are collaboratively contextualized around the world to ensure the highest level of impact on practice, while maintaining our standards and core program.

For organizations and local government, we offer consulting services with a diverse cadre of experts with strong academic backgrounds and demonstrated excellence as educational leaders.

For delegations of international teachers, school leaders and education professionals, we offer the opportunity to study a high performing educational school system by being immersed in the Canadian culture while in Toronto – a global city.

ISL collects and analyzes a wide array of participant data to inform program delivery and development. We have strong evidence of excellent learning experiences and, most importantly, evidence that the learning is directly applied to practice.

Why Select International School Leadership?

Demonstrated and Documented Excellence in Delivering Professional Learning and Consulting Services

Highly Effective Instructors

Strong evidence of highly effective instructors who demonstrate deep commitment to their students, resulting in many life-long relationships

School and System Leadership Certificates

Delivered 100% online, a mix of onsite and online modules, or 100% onsite

Internationally Highly Regarded

Insightful testimonials and an impressive cadre of advocates including Dr. Micheal Fullan


To provide all school leaders with exemplary professional learning focused on the application of theory and research to leadership practices known to improve student achievement.


ISL has strong evidence of excellent learning experiences and evidence that the learning is directly applied to practice.

Making the Case for School-and System-Level Thinking

The scope of the project involved 80 Malmö Elementary Schools, 3,500 students (six to 16 years of age), 270 school leaders and approximately 5,000 teachers. After accounting for significant demographic changes and a focus on student achievement, the jurisdiction put forth a plan for improvement, centred on three key forces: system leadership; structural and process change; and professional learning for all leaders. These forces were guided by what is known about effective schools, systems, and leaders, at all levels.

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