Across the globe:
Leading, linking, learning


What is the International
Confederation of Principals?

The ICP is a global association of school leadership organisations. It has over 40 members, made up of school leadership associations. Each member is itself a major organisation that supports the professional development and work of school leaders.

We have formed a purposeful network which develops and encourages opportunities in an inclusive, affiliated, democratic manner.

The ICP represents over 200,000 school leaders across five continents and, as such, commands a unique global position as a major voice for school education. The ICP is non-political and non-sectarian.

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What’s Happening?  

'Connecting leaders, Creating the Future'

ICP 14th international convention

Shanghai 23rd to 25th October 2019

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Time for early registrations is now

Have a great piece of research to share with colleagues - see 'Call for Abstracts"


ICP Launches Webinar Series

There will be three webinars in 2018.

Ethical Leadership - Caroline Roberts (ASCL) UK

Leaders Of The Future - Dr. Karen Edge 

Health And Wellbeing - Prof. Phil Riley

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Global Challenge

ICP and Virgin Pulse partner to bring members the Global Challenge 2018. This partnership is about working together to improve educators’ health and well-being.

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What are the benefits of joining ICP?

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Welcome to 2019 

Let me introduce myself, I am Alta van Heerden President of ICP 2019/ 2020 and I am also the Principal of Sunlands Primary School, Kenwyn Cape Town South Africa. I am both excited and humbled to be in the position of President of the ICP. I have been involved with the ICP for many years as the President of South African Principals Association (SAPA), a Council Member and a participant at many conventions and other ICP events. 
The theme for the 2019 ICP Convention is, 'Connecting Leaders, Creating the Future. We are challenging all members to make connections and form relationships with leaders and leadership organisations across the globe to strengthen our network, expand our reach and enrich the experience that comes from being an ICP Member Association. 
At our first Executive Meeting for 2019 we welcomed two new Executive members: Maria Doyle from Ireland ( European Representative), and Thembekile Ndlovu from South Africa (African Representative), We also welcomed back Dr. Peter Kent from the United Kingdom in a new role (General Representative), Fiona Forbes (Past President), John Hamilton (Americas Representative), Dr Ruihua Dai (Asia/Oceania) and Sheree Vertigan ( Executive Secretary).  
As your incoming Executive we are committed to progressing the strategic plan of the ICP and to achieve our strategic priorities we need the support of the Members and to ensure that our relationships are robust and built on a shared vision for the future. At this point I am reminded of the words of Scott Kriens, '..being a leader meant being a skilled practitioner of relationships. Being able to be in authentic relationships and show up in a way that could be trusted and relied upon by other people.' 










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