Programme And Theme

15-17 September, 2016 CMS World Unity Convention Center, Lucknow

9th Ed Leadership International Roundtable
1st Global Education Research Conference

Programme And Theme

DAY 1 : Thursday, 15 September


  • Assembly
  • Lighting of the lamp
  • Media presentation on last year's Ed Leadership
  • Welcoming of speakers, paper presenters and delegates
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM ICE BREAKING
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM A Lifetime of Innovation in Education
Bharti Gandhi
Founder-Director, City Montessori School, Lucknow
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM All Religions Prayer
12:30 PM – 1:00 PM Press conference, followed by group photograph
1:00 PM – 1:45 PM LUNCH
1:45 PM – 3:00 PM Sharing of Innovative Experiences (Panel)
Chairperson : Aarti Kumari Jadeja
Founder-Principal, Little Steps Montessori School, Bhuj & Kutch, Gujarat
Presenters : M. S. Solanki
Director (Academic & Training), MVM Schools, India (16 States)
Susmita Basu
Head, Quality Assurance and Innovations Department, City Montessori School, Lucknow
Mary Pearce
Senior Trainer, Global Classroom
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM What do school inspectors in the United Kingdom look for in an outstanding lesson? Is this comparable with the lessons in your school?
Session: Paul O'Shea
Educa on Consultant, Former Head Teacher, OFSTED Inspector, U.K.
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM Topic 1: A glimpse into GETI: Global Education & Training Institute
Topic 3: Innovation-in-Process Fellowships, Innovator Awards, & Outstanding Contribution to Education Awards
Session : Priya KumariHead, GETI Content
Pratima SinhaHead, GETI Trainers (South Region) Arun MittalDirector, GETI Jobs
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Viewing the CMS Resource Centre
Filling out forms for Innova on-In-Process Fellowships
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM The Case Against CompetitiŸon
Session : Alfie Kohn
Author & USA's most outspoken critic of education
7:30 PM Onwards Musical evening by the poolside, along with dinner





THEME: From ‘Hunches’ to ‘Evidence Based’ Education

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM ASSEMBLY
8:30 AM – 10:15 AM Evidences: Session 1 (Panel)
Chairperson: Anuradha Govind
Principal, J. M. International School, Dwarka, New Delhi
Presenters: Jayshree Nair
Principal: Siddhartha Public School, New Delhi
Rachna Sharma
Vice Principal, Silver Oaks Interna onal School, Hyderabad
Seema R. Nambiar

Assistant Professor, Botany, Regional Ins tute of Educa on, NCERT, Shillong
10:15 AM – 12:00 PM Evidences: Session 2
  • Topic 1: When does hunch end and evidence begin
  • Topic 2: From incremental change to paradigm shiu
  • Topic 3: Improving Board results by creating evidence
Sunita Gandhi
Convener, Ed Leadership
Founder, Council for Global Educa on, USA
Manjit Batra
Senior Principal, City Montessori School, Gomati Nagar, Lucknow
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Topic 1: Evidence Based Policy Making in Education
Topic 2: Is the RTE Act evidence based?
Geeta Gandhi Kingdon Professor of Education, Institute of Education, University College London President & Chief Operating Officer, City Montessori School, Lucknow
1:30 PM – 1:45 PM Presentation of Songs by Pre-Primary & Primary Children
1:45 PM – 2:30 PM LUNCH
2:30 PM – 3:15 PM GETI at Work: Teachers as Scien sts and Researchers
Presented by CIS teachers, plus a poster presenta on from across the country
3:15 PM – 4:45 PM Evidences: Session 3 (Panel)
Chairperson: Seetha MurthyPrincipal, Silver Oaks Interna onal School, Hyderabad
Presenters: Shireen Keyl
Clinical Assistant Professor, Utah State University, Logan, US
B. Umesh K. Sharma
Assistant Professor, Regional Institute of Education, NCERT, Meghalaya
Manisha Podar
Research Head, MyNalanda Solu ons, Pune
4:45 PM – 6:15 PM Evidences: Session 4
A Process of Perfection (POP)
John Hattie's most recent learning factors, and how you can use them
By GETI Trainers
James Pearce, Shahnaz Zaidi, Parvati Sharma, Neeru Sanyal, Neelima Bagaria
6:15 PM – 6:45 PM AAYAT-E-IBADAT, a performance by renowned dance guru Akshay Kumar and team
7:30 PM Onwards Dinner by the poolside

THEME: Service Learning,Certificates, Fellowships & Awards

8:00 AM – 8:45 AM Assembly and Presenta
8:45 AM – 10:00 AM Making Education Meaningful: Consistency of Vision
Session: Jagdish Gandhi
Founder-Manager, City Montessori School, Lucknow
10:00 AM – 12:15 PM Students as Participants in and Leaders of Change (Panel)
Chairperson : G. B. Pattnaik
Chairman, India Literacy Centre, UP
Presenters : Jonathan Hakim
Lead Worker & Facilitator, Global Dream Campaign for Literacy
Trainer, DEVI Sansthan, Lucknow

Sunita Gandhi
Convener, Ed Leadership
Founder, Council for Global Educa on, USA

Major General K. K. Ohri
Pro Vice-Chancellor, Amity University, Lucknow

Manish Joshi
Co-Founder & Execu ve Director, Let's Serve Foundavon, Lucknow
12:15 PM – 12:30 PM Cultural Presentation & Videos
12:30 PM – 1:15 PM LUNCH
1:15 PM – 2:00 PM Viewing of Exhibits
2:00 PM – 4:30 PM Honouring Ceremony
  • Global Dream Awards to principals, co-ordinators and children
  • Category A, B and C Awards
  • Awarding of Certificates
  • Feedback from delegates
4:30 PM Vote of Thanks
Bharti Gandhi
Founder-Director, City Montessori School, Lucknow
5:00 PM Onwards Sightseeing
7:00 PM onwards Dinner