Leadership for Learning


On October 25th 2016, NCCA in partnership with the Teaching Council and Department of Education and Skills hosted a special one day event in the Cusack Suite, Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin entitled ‘Leadership for Learning.’ The event addressed the opportunities and challenges of negotiating change in a new age of education, the changing role of educators and strategies of empowering teachers as leaders of learning.

Professor Andy Hargreaves facilitated the event. Andy is the Thomas More Brennan Chair in the Lynch School of Education at Boston College. Before that, he was the co-founder and co-Director of the International Centre for Educational Change at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.

Please watch Prof Hargreaves Keynote above. More video from the day will be published soon.

Andy Hargreaves



Andy has authored or edited over 30 books, several of which have achieved outstanding writing awards from the American Educational Research Association, the American Libraries Association, and the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. Andy serves as adviser in education to the Premier of Ontario, is founding editor of two scholarly journals, and is President Elect of the International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement. He also holds an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Uppsala in Sweden.

Programme for Tuesday, October 25th, 2016



9.15am - 9.30am

Welcome and introduction: John Hammond, Acting-CEO NCCA

9.30am - 10.30amKeynote by Professor Hargreaves
10.30am - 11amFacilitated Q and A with Professor Hargreaves
11.00am - 11.30amBreak
11.30am - 12.15pmInput by Professor Hargreaves on The Big Questions followed by themed discussion session
12.15pm - 1pmProfessor Hargreaves' response to questions raised during discussion
1pm - 2pmLunch
2pm - 2.30pmWitness statements from innovative practitioners
2.30pm - 3pmProfessor Hargreaves comments on the examples provided

3pm - 3.15pm

Next steps by Brigid McManus, Chair of the NCCA