Certificate in Professional Development Programme on Transformational Leadership for Team Innovation and School Improvement

[Previous programme code: (BWP106)]

Programme Code: CWP006

Programme Code
Mode of Study
5 full days (Saturdays)
Tai Po Campus
Programme Leader
Dr Han Chung Wai Christina
Programme Enquiries
Ms Yim Man Ki
2948 6790

Programme Aims

In this complex and dynamic world, early childhood leaders need to equip themselves to face rapidly changing society and fulfill increasing expectation from stakeholders. This programme aims at equipping personnel who takes up leadership role with the skills needed to address new challenges in the 21st century for school improvement and team innovation. This programme also contributes to the development of innovative leadership at different levels for the field of early childhood education in the future.

On completion of the programme, participants should be able to:

  1. Understand the theoretical knowledge of transformational leadership, innovative leadership and integrative leadership.
  2. Critically review the key innovative approaches for school improvement
  3. Analyse the effective leadership strategies for change management, crisis management, team management and information technology management.

Programme Structure

The programme consists of one 3-credit-point course with a total of 39 contact hours.

  • Transformational Leadership for Team Innovation and School Improvement (3 credit points)

Innovation is widely regarded as a critical source of competitive advantage in an increasingly changing environment. Innovation leadership shapes a context that promotes a capacity to learn, change and adapt in high-velocity environment. It is important for school leaders to enable a school to adapt to its external environment and enhance its performance. School leaders do play a vital role to build the team capacity for innovation and school improvement. To be prepared and revitalised to tackle the leadership challenges in 21st century, this programme provides early childhood leaders and senior teachers with an opportunity to reflect, learn and strengthen the leadership skills needed to address new challenges for school improvement and team innovation.

Medium of Instruction

The medium of instruction is Chinese (Cantonese).

Programme Duration

The 5-full day programme is tentatively offered once a year as follow:

19 February 2022 (Saturday)
26 February 2022 (Saturday)
5 March 2022 (Saturday)
19 March 2022 (Saturday)
26 March 2022 (Saturday)

Entrance Requirements

To be eligible for admission, applicants should be:

  1. in-service teachers from all pre-primary settings taking up different levels of leadership posts in schools; and
  2. recommended by school principals/supervisors.


To be awarded a Certificate of Completion, participants must obtain a pass in all assessment tasks required and successfully fulfill the attendance and/or assessment requirements as stipulated by the programme.

Participants who complete our PDPs are eligible to apply for credit transfer if they enroll in our postgraduate programmes. Their applications will be considered on an individual basis.