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Transforming Schools

  • 24 January 2018
  • 08:30
  • 27 January 2018
  • 16:30
  • International School of Kenya
  • 30


As schools grow, change and evolve, ensuring that the stakeholders grow with the school is essential.   In this institute, we will identify the structures necessary for challenging the isolating silos that exist in schools and departments, and discuss the process necessary for organizations, teams and meetings to be high functioning ones.

We will also practice various strategies to create trusting collaborative groups. Finally, you will expand your facilitative capacity within yourself, build your repertoire for reframing conflict into positive energy, and embrace diversity of thought and perspectives as an opportunity to ensure growth and collaboration in your school.

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Institute Details

The aim of the institute is to develop high-functioning, collaborative teams within schools and to develop communication strategies and skills which build towards common understanding and goals.

Key learning outcomes:

  • Develop strategies for communication that spans diverse groups, cultures and systems
  • Build collaborative structures for all members of a school
  • Develop strategies and structures for developing a positive school culture.

The Facilitators

Fran ProlmanDr. Fran Prolman is the founder, president and senior consultant of The Learning Collaborative. She is an internationally recognized teacher, administrator, author, consultant and keynote speaker. She is known for her depth of knowledge, dynamism, energy, practical application and proven track record of results.

Fran earned her Doctorate in Teacher Training, International Education and Organizational Development from George Washington University and a Master’s degree in Educational Administration and Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Pennsylvania. She has been a two-time Fulbright Scholar in both India and Israel, and has presented numerous papers, workshops and keynote speeches nationally and internationally.

Fran brings 30 years of experience providing multifaceted work with organizations and school systems throughout the United States and the world. She was a member of the first Understanding by Design trainer cadre for ASCD designing curriculum training throughout the United States, a faculty member for ASCD and a senior consultant at Research for Better Teaching training trainers and educating thousands of administrators and teachers in effective learning practice. Fran focuses on building human capacity through a variety of avenues. She facilitates leadership retreats for teachers, administrators, school boards and executives; delivers organization-wide keynote speeches and workshops, coaches to build highly functional teams; assists organizations and teams in the appropriate use of data, designs professional growth and evaluation systems and brings insight to the change process.

She is a frequent presenter for the U.S. Department of State, European Council of International Schools, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Central and Eastern European Schools Association, Near East South Asia Association of International Schools, Association of International Schools in Africa, the Tri-Association for the Caribbean and Central America and numerous client school systems in the United States.

Fran is the author of the best-selling book, Building Your Instructional Leadership. Learn more on her website,

Elizabeth ImendeElizabeth Imende-Cooney is an international educational consultant based in Boston, Massachusetts, and an associate of The Learning Collaborative.

Elizabeth has led over two thousand educators and administrators in multi-year, school-based professional development programs to deepen teaching skill, support student learning and promote a culture of continuous improvement. Her track record of providing technical support to the schools with whom she works over multiple, successive years reflects her commitment to supporting schools in both the introduction and the implementation of improvement initiatives. She is respected for her skill in building mutually respectful relationships with adults in schools and bringing clarity and alignment to complex efforts.

In addition to her work in American public and private schools, Elizabeth has consulted for schools and educational organizations in South America, East Asia, Europe and Africa on a range of topics including school leadership and coaching, enactment of strategic plans, peer observation, curriculum planning and design, student-centered instructional approaches, teaching for transfer, analyzing student work and creating school and class climates that celebrate cultural diversity.

Elizabeth earned her B.A. from Wake Forest University and her Ed.M from Harvard Graduate School of Education with a dual focus in Teaching & Learning and Adult Development.

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Visa and Health

Visitors to Kenya require a visa unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries. Exempt countries include all those travelling with a passport from an East African Country. For other exempt countries see the new Kenyan Government eVisa website where you can also apply for an entry visa.

A visa MUST be obtained prior to travel. Visa cost US$51

All visitors must hold a passport valid for 6 months.


Hotel Name: Jacaranda Hotel

Physical Address: Woodvale Close, Westlands

Phone No: +254 711 089000

Single Occupancy Rate (Bed & Breakfast): US$ 150

Hotel Name: Landmark Suites

Physical Address: Mwanzi Road, Westlands

Phone No: +254 780 474422/ +254 704 826935

Single Occupancy Rate (Bed & Breakfast): US$ 130

Booking Process

Contact either hotel directly and make your booking under the ‘International School Kenya’, mentioning the name of the institute you are attending.

Airport Transfers

  • Send the hotel's reservations department your arrival/departure details to arrange for your transfers - US$ 60 per way.
  • You can book through the transfers company, ProLog Seven by sending an email to Kevin ( with your arrival/departure details - US$ 35 - 50 per way.
  • Uber is available in Kenya and you can book for your transfers on arrival through the mobile App.

Hotel – School Transport

The Host School will provide a shuttle to pick participants from both the Jacaranda Hotel and Landmark Suites in the morning and provide a return trip in the evening. 

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