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International School Leaders

Our middle leader journey empowers you to
drive school development projects
while developing your leadership skills

on-the-job focus


Work on real challenges at school, create direct impact

individual priorities at the center


We guide you to focus on what is most important for you

a programme responsive to your needs


Hybrid design of input & coaching, self-paced, peer-learning

Key perspectives and example working topics


Important dimensions of leadership development
Our platform comprises more than 80 working topics enabling different leadership skills, e.g.:
  • How does my team contribute to strategy
  • Planning & managing change
  • Community communication & consultation
  • Diversity & inclusive leadership
  • Setting, prioritizing, and aligning team goals
  • Effective team meetings & communication
  • Individual resilience & wellbeing
  • Effective time management
  • Feedback & difficult conversations

Key elements of our leadership development journey


Interactive online platform

Interactive Platform

Comprehensive collection of working tools, including actionable guides enabling your development work.

Detailed diagnostics - 360° team reflection

Tools to Set Focus

Strong individual and 360° diagnostics to spark your reflection, and focus your work on most important priorities.

Collaborative planning workshops

Powerful Collaboration

Hybrid series of work sessions to plan your work, engage with peers, and learn about key leadership topics.

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1:1 Coaching

Connect when you need it... Experts available to discuss pressing questions and provide feedback on your questions

American International School of Budapest Workshop

Pricing Overview

Please inquire for rebates for members of specific associations at



USD 2'399 / leader

Participate in our changemaker journey to enable your leadership and school development work at your school, as individual leaders.

  • Individual user
  • One-year access
  • Hybrid workshop series
  • 1:1 coachings
  • Changemaker certificate
Detailed overview
  • Interactive platform access (incl. diagnostics, work tools, collaboration space)
  •  4 work sessions (virtual/in-person) to plan work on your key focus areas
  • 4 community calls (virtual) to review key leadership topics
  • 3 personal coaching sessions (virtual) to get feedback/inputs on your work
  • Changemaker certificate for your impact on school development after one-year


USD 4'799 / team

Participate in our changemaker journey as a team (3 leaders working on one project) to enable your joint leadership and school development projects.

  • Project teams (3 leaders)
  • One-year journey
  • Hybrid workshop series
  • Team coachings
  • Changemaker Certificate
Detailed overview
Access to all features of the Individual journey, and
  • Teams of three collaborating on school development projects
  • Extended team coaching calls replace personal coaching


Individual Offer

School-specific changemaker journey (typically from 12 leaders) aligned with your strategic priorities to build wider-scale momentum for development.

  • Aligned with school priorities/accreditation
  • School-wide cohort
  • Bespoke workshops
  • Changemaker certificate

Please contact us if you want to sign up but need to pay through an invoice.

“The Management Kits journey for middle leaders has been a catalyst for both leadership and school development. Emphasizing personalized, practical, on-the-job learning, participants can enact meaningful change within their domains, while aligning with broader school priorities. The hybrid program design effectively fosters collaboration and peer-learning across campuses, divisions, and teams of the school.”
“Based on Management Kits diagnostics and using their tools, we ran a series of workshops in our team that have helped us to align expectations, handle difficult situations, and become a more effective leadership team overall.”
Cobus Steyn
Cobus Steyn, Deputy Executive Head, International School of Flanders

What more than 100+ leaders have worked on...

Topic Example 1
Student Support System
Leadership Team Restructuring
Effective Meetings
Psychological Safety
Time Management
Team Alignment
Leader Agency
Delegating Tasks across the Team

Unique leadership development journeys for schools

Support your school's emerging and senior leaders to develop critical leadership capabilities while they develop your school.

Managing accreditation related projects (e.g. CIS pathway 2)
Building a high-performing team around you
 Sparking your individual leadership reflection and building relevant skills
 Actioning strategic priorities and driving change/growth as a leader
 Enabling effective empowerment (distributed leadership) and shaping organizational structure

Our programme can be launched throughout the school year with flexibility.
Cohorts typically start at 12 participants (open ended).

Key events throughout the year-long journey

Your time investment additional to what is on your desk will be on average about 1h/week.
Exact session dates will be communicated in advance, typically cohorts offer choice between different time slots.



Launch Call
Onboarding and first steps in the platform, learning about your journey so far, your situation and current priorities to set reflection focus.


Work Session (virtual and in-person, quarterly)
Collaborative planning workshop building on your individual priorities, ongoing progress, as well as shared reflections & experiences. Refine your plan what you will do next and how.


Community Call (virtual, quarterly)
Joint review of key leadership topics and in-depth focus on specific enablers of your work and best practice approaches; topics responsive to the group's feedback and interests .


1:1 Coaching Session (virtual, up to 3 sessions typically)
A super important meeting next week, or a really difficult conversation coming up? Or you need feedback on your plan and action steps - you can connect with our experts when you need it most.


Community celebration
Sharing stories of success and how we have dealt with challenges - most of all celebrating the positive impact made on student learning and experiental growth as leaders.

Relevant leadership skills for schools –
designed by school and management experts

Management-Kits Coaching 2@2x

Action learning on-the-job, direct impact on your team

We empower our participants
to take action in their specific work context, developing leadership skills on-the-job.

Management-Kits Coaching 1@2x

Individualized, responsive journey built on feedback

Built-in feedback and reflection ensure participants prioritize what is most important for them while building on a shared language.

Management-Kits Coaching@2x

Digital, self-paced, coaching access as needed

Our interactive online platform empowers participants to devise action strategies, while they have expert coaching access as needed.

and we foster a green footprint, too -

the extensive digital resources on our platform, virtual coaching and collaboration greatly reduce the need to travel.

Our expert advisory board for K-12 schools

To make sure Management Kits co-create impact in education, we build on experts and advisors with combined experience in international education (K-12) of more than 75 years, including more than 40 years in senior leadership.


Nils Remmel, Educational Expert
Dr. Nils Remmel


Nils brings over 10 years of experience in international school leadership (incl. as Head of School), school accreditation, and as consultant experience in education and other industries.

Sarah Plews, Educational Expert
Sarah Plews

Education Leadership Specialist

Sarah brings over 10 years of experience in international school leadership (incl. as Senior Leader | Professional Development & Learning), school accreditation, and as consultant experience in education and other industries.

Dr. Olaf Bach


Olaf is an honorary professor and lecturer for organizational design at a leading European business school. He brings more than 20 years of consulting experience from leading firms.

ji Han
Ji Han

Educational Consultant

Ji has spend almost 30 years in international education, over 15 years holding senior leadership positions.

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Greta Keltz

Education Consultant

Greta has over 25 years of experience in international education, holding senior leadership positions for over 8 years.

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Vera Behrning

Education Consultant

Vera brings extensive leadership and management experience incl. senior roles in international schools for over 8 years.

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