Ms. Louise Penrice

Education Consultant, OpenMinds Leadership


Louise is an experienced educator and former Head of a bilingual school in Switzerland, where she successfully led the school through a change of ownership. Currently based in Hong Kong, Louise has lived and worked in Europe, Asia and the USA, making her fully aware of the challenges and rewards for both individuals and schools in changing contexts. A graduate of the Co-Active Leadership ProgrammeTM and an International Coach Federation Certified Coach, Louise is an education consultant specialising in leadership development and creating positive cultures. She supports leaders through group and individual coaching, team culture and leadership programmes and Leadership Masterminds. Louise is currently a Doctor of Education candidate at the University of Bath, UK.


Agency, Context and Impact: Inside-Out Leadership


In an educational world where the rhythm of the school year can no longer been seen as the axis around which decisions are made, equipping school leaders with the skills required to communicate purpose, to engage stakeholders and to navigate uncertainty have never been more key. In education much emphasis has been placed on developing student agency. This presentation explores how we can cultivate this sense of agency within school leadership teams. Building on a new-found willingness to connect remotely and to cross-pollinate learnings from different schools and systems, leadership development is changing from the inside-out. During the session we will consider three formats of leadership development gaining traction as a result of COVID 19, all placing an emphasis on leadership agency and impact, context and connection.

During this workshop participants will:
  1. Discuss the value of working with context
  2. Explore what constitutes agency as a leader
  3. Inside-out leadership as an operating system
  4. Changing ways to engage with leadership development
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Conference Info

Date & Time

2020-12-9 (Wednesday)
2020-12-10 (Thursday)


Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre,
1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

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