Young Global City Leaders: Building an evidence base in London, New York and Toronto to support the next generation of school leadership innovation

Lead Research Organisation: Institute of Education
Department Name: London Centre for Leadership in Learning

Abstract

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Description Our ambitious three-year Global City Leaders (GCL) project successfully established a new knowledge base about Generation X (GenX), under 40-year-old, school leaders in three Global Cities (London, New York City [NYC] and Toronto). We recruited 49 influential policy, practice and academic leaders to our city-based advisory groups. Evidence was gathered via nine networking events, 120 leader interviews, and nine school studies involving 63 leader and teacher interviews. Our most influential findings coalesce around four themes.

Leader working lives and future aspirations
While all GenX leaders show unwavering work-related commitment, work/life balance remains an issue as few leaders role model and demonstrate healthy work/life balance. With 20-25 remaining working years, many leaders are already considering alternate career options. Five of 26 NYC leaders have already left. Findings are stimulating policy/practice strategies to support leaders' work/life balance and retention.

Gender, race and diversity
Leaders experience city-based differences in how gender, race and diversity influences their leadership and lives. London-based women leaders perceive gender-based promotion barriers and disincentives to having children and taking maternity leave. In NYC, nearly all leaders experienced racially inspired leadership challenges. We posit that London's less diverse leadership cadre may result from the school-level leadership hiring practices with implications for system-level diversity. We are developing leader and organization-level tools to support reflection, benchmarking and improvement of gender and diversity-related issues. Our upcoming BELMAS-funded multi-stakeholder Women in Leadership conference will work toward solutions.

Schools and talent-spotting
GenXers were nurtured into leadership by their former leaders and actively identify and nurture talent in their own school. As such, future leader recruitment appears to rest predominantly in the hands of serving leaders. As GenX leaders do not employ formal or consistent leader identification strategies, we are developing leader resources to enhance reflective and diversified talent-spotting practices.

Policy context and care for leaders
Social policy conditions (maternity leave, health care), accountability cultures and improvement approaches influence leaders' work and aspirations. As all leaders and teachers believe leaders must demonstrate care for teachers, we are examining how different education systems care for adults in their schools and the influence on leadership experience and retention.

New questions
We are creating new GCL-inspired funding proposals with our advisors and other colleagues to explore: 1) leader work conditions, work/life balance, retention and social policy contexts; 2) innovative GenX recruitment, development and retention strategies; 3) developing online career trajectory data-gathering tools; 4) expanding GCL into new cities; 5) longitudinally tracking GenX leaders' careers; and 6) gathering more robust evidence with and for women leaders [NB: as a pilot, our GCL visiting associates have conducted 30 new interviews.]

New methods
Our new GCL career and identity tools have been well-received and are being written up for future submission to qualitative research journals.

New networks and collaborations
The GCL project developed influential city-based multi-stakeholder networks that continue to influence the GCL project and overall policy/practice landscapes. GCL-strengthened institutional collaboration between UCL IOE, Columbia University (NYC) and University of Toronto has increased. We are also actively working with Pontifical Universidad de Chile- ValParaiso and have begun greater collaboration with Shanghai Normal University.
Exploitation Route Academic
We have published four peer-reviewed articles and three book chapters. Two books are under contract for delivery in 2017 with Bloomsbury and Routledge. An additional four articles are set for completion in December 2017 focusing on new analysis of GCL evidence. New GCL-catalyzed research collaborations in Canada (UK/Ontario principal work) and Chile (London/Toronto/Santiago GenX work/life) resulted in on successful funding application. Our UCL IOE team recruited two PhD candidates to extend research in Shanghai and Melbourne. GCL-based academic teaching resources are being co-developed for graduate programs.

Policy and Practice
Leveraging advisory group networks, we proactively share findings with governments, leadership-development organizations, local authorities, and trade unions. Our bespoke knowledge-sharing strategies include individual/team meetings, blogs, resources, and training sessions. Four international advisory group members now serve as UCL IOE visiting researchers to co-develop GCL-based city and topic-specific resources. On June 15, we are hosting a London-focused BELMAS-funded Women in Leadership event to share GCL findings and galvanize policy/practice actors to address identified issues. We are also exploring a Q&A webinar series.

School Leaders
We continuously support GCL young leaders via informal conversations, professional papers, and brokering local and international professional connections. Most participants are keen to continue collaboration with our GCL team via future research and development opportunities, academic study, and publication and resource development.
Sectors Communities and Social Services/Policy,Education,Other

URL http://www.esrc.ac.uk/my-esrc/grants/RES-061-25-0532/read
 
Description Global City Leaders (GCL) influencing UK policy and debates Dr Edge's invited GCL keynote to the DfE National Fellowship Commission informed participant's recommendations to improve leader retention for the secretary of state. The Key and GCL team are producing a leader-leader interview series, 'Talking Heads,' to illuminate recruitment, retention, and work/life balance issues for 60,000 UK leaders. Dr Edge's GCL talk on recruitment and retention for the London Mayor's Education Conference informed a mayor-funded research study and a newly tendered programme to bolster London's leader supply. Dr Edge has been asked to advise. Leaders' reaction to the GCL findings are overwhelmingly positive and they often share how they have been personally and professionally influenced. Dr Edge has also won the UCL IOE Director's Prize for Public Engagement for the GCL project. GCL generating international interest Dr Edge serves on international leadership expert panels including International School Principals (Ontario). GCL findings informed an Ontario government think tank on district-level succession-planning. Dr Edge will conduct an OPC-sponsored Ontario GCL speaking tour and is collaborating on an Australian leadership programme bid. GCL creating Women in Leadership momentum and unifying stakeholders The GCL team brokered BELMAS funding to host a multi-stakeholder GCL-inspired conference: 'Women in leadership: State of play and strategies for the future'. From this, Dr Edge and colleagues created Leading Women Alliance (LWA) with founding members ASCL, GCL Project (UCL IOE), Future Leaders, Mulberry School and @Womened. The first WLA Summit used the model developed for the GCL event and fuelled a new national school-based gender equality PLEDGE. GCL gender findings have had national coverage in the Times Education Supplement, The Guardian and national professional organisations (ACSL, NAHT, NGA). Informing UK women and diversity leadership development programmes DfE-funded gender/diversity programmes regularly employ GCL findings, and Dr Edge advises two projects. She leads GCL-informed workshops on WiL, work/life balance, role modelling, talent-spotting, and retention. Dr Edge also designed bespoke governor and leader workshops to promote talent spotting and nurturing within and between schools.
First Year Of Impact 2013
Sector Education
Impact Types Policy & public services

 
Description International course lecture: The democratisaion of expertise: examining policy shifts in the UK
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This lecture has developed from our ESRC study and our observations on the politics and policies influencing the work of teachers and leaders. The content of the lecture has been turned into a strategic research commentary for an Australian Think Tank and will be the foundation for an upcoming book. The lecture will also be redelivered to the OECD in the near future.
 
Description Multi-academy Trust Strategic Planning section: Succession planning strategies: Lessons from the study of Global Cities
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This commissioned bespoke keynote and training session provided research evidence to stimulate thinking and planning by senior leadership to support development and retention of teachers across schools.
 
Description NPQH-Induction keynote for aspiring school leaders: Bright lights, big cities, big questions: Recruiting our next generation of leaders
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This keynote was for approximately 200 aspiring school leaders at the conclusion of their first day of induction. Leaders have shared very positive feedback via personal email and twitter to demonstrate the legacy of the influence of the talk on their practice.
 
Description Shanghai Normal University lecture (The lives and careers of Generation X in London, New York City and Toronto: Data gathering strategies and analysis
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Teaching Session UCL/MGSE/OISE: Global City Leaders: Examining the policies and structures influencing the work of school leaders in London, NYC and Toronto
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Dr. Karen Edge work with International students from the Transnational Democracy and Policy module (MGSE, OISE/UT, UCL IOE) to refine their understanding of comparative education policy research using evidence and strategies from our Global City Leaders study.
URL https://static1.squarespace.com/static/56c83834d51cd438176a551a/t/56e0bf85a3360c10606d382d/145756969...
 
Description Teaching Session for Warwick: The lives and careers of Generation X leaders in London, New York City and Toronto: Data gathering strategies and analysis
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Dr. Karen Edge work with MA Leadership Teach First students at the University of Warwick improving their research skill and educational knowledge.
URL https://static1.squarespace.com/static/56c83834d51cd438176a551a/t/56e0bf85a3360c10606d382d/145756969...
 
Description Teaching Session: University of Malaya MA and PhD candidates: The lives and careers of Generation X leaders in London, New York City and Toronto: Data gathering strategies and analysis
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Dr. Karen Edge work with International Masters and PhD students at the University of Malaya improving their research skill and educational knowledge using evidence and strategies from the Global City Leaders project. Students are all part-time and work as senior school and policy leaders when not pursuing their degrees.
URL https://static1.squarespace.com/static/56c83834d51cd438176a551a/t/56e0bf85a3360c10606d382d/145756969...
 
Description Teaching session for MA Leadership: The lives and careers of Generation X leaders in London, New York City and Toronto: Data gathering strategies and analysis
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Dr. Karen Edge work with International Master Students at the IoE/UCL improving their research skill and educational knowledge using evidence from the Global City Leaders project. Students are all part-time and work as senior school and policy leaders when not pursuing their degrees.
URL https://static1.squarespace.com/static/56c83834d51cd438176a551a/t/56e0bf85a3360c10606d382d/145756969...
 
Description Workshop DfE-funded Women in Leaders (Outwood Institute of Education): Global City Leaders: Setting an agenda for women leaders
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Workshop DfE-funded Women in Leaders (Outwood Institute of Education): Global City Leaders: Setting an agenda for women leaders. Karen Edge delivered a keynote workshop to the final session of the programme to share the findings of the research. Informal and formal feedback, the session provided support and inspiration for leaders to create different patterns of work and aspiration.
 
Description British Educational Leadership and Management Association - Conference Fund
Amount £750 (GBP)
Funding ID Gender and Research SIG to host Women and Leadership Conference 
Organisation British Academy of Management (BAM) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2015 
End 07/2015
 
Description Proyecto Basal FB0003 del Programa de Investigación Asociativa de CONICYT Funding from PIA-CONICYT Basal Funds for Centers of Excellence Project BF0003 2015.
Amount $15,000 (USD)
Organisation National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research (CONICYT) 
Sector Public
Country Chile
Start 07/2015 
End 09/2016
 
Description Generation X school leaders: Examining the new generation of leaders in Santiago/Valparaiso, London and Toronto. 
Organisation Pontifical Catholic University of Chile
Country Chile 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This collaboration is in its infancy and emerged from the keynote Karen Edge was asked to deliver in Chile on the Global City Leaders project. To date, the collaboration has involved the recruitment of one PhD candidate to Dr Edge's team at UCL IOE starting in October 2015. It has also involved the development of a research proposal for $20,000USD to extend the Global City Leaders project to the Global City Region of Santiago/Valparaiso and to deepen the original analysis of policy contexts and work life balance in London and Toronto. Dr Edge has been involved in drafting the research proposal with partners in Chile. The proposal has been submitted to: Proyecto Basal FB0003 del Programa de Investigación Asociativa de CONICYT Funding from PIA-CONICYT Basal Funds for Centers of Excellence Project BF0003 2015. The proposal was successful and research is underway.
Collaborator Contribution Our partners co-authored the research proposal and the proposal was accepted for funding. The co-PIs at UCL IOE and PUCV have authored several international conference papers together and planning a mini-conference in Chile on the findings.
Impact This collaboration emerged from the keynote Karen Edge was asked to deliver in Chile on the Global City Leaders project. To date, the collaboration has involved the recruitment of one PhD candidate from PUCV in Chile to Dr Edge's team at UCL IOE. It has also involved the development of a research proposal for $20,000USD to extend the Global City Leaders project to the Global City Region of Santiago/Valparaiso and to deepen the original analysis of policy contexts and work life balance in London and Toronto. The funding has been approved and the research is underway in Chile. The proposal is not to be publicly share but is available on request. Dr Edge has been appointed as a Visiting Professor at PUCV. As as result of the funding PUVC and UCL IOE are in the process of developing a formal MOU to govern the growing collaboration.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Research Application to Social Science Humanities Research Council (Canada) as Collaborator: Study of Secondary Principal Workload 
Organisation Western University
Country Canada 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution My team collaborated with the Western University team to create the funding proposal. The proposal was unsuccessful but we are seeking other ways to collaborate.
Collaborator Contribution We provided some preliminary evidence and thinking about our own research to the Western team and helped shaped the international side of the proposed research study.
Impact We are also in discussions about a jointly edited book proposal on Principal Work from international perspectives. This will draw on our ESRC Global City Leaders project as well as work by others around the world to critically examine the changing nature of school leadership and the potential implications on the conditions of teaching and learning.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Annual Ontario Principal Council's International Summit Keynote: Bright lights, big cities and Generation X: The quest for sustainable careers and work-life balance 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I co-hosted and facilitated the annual Ontario Principal Council's international summit. The Summit invites the leaders of Principal Organisations from around the world to gather in Toronto and address a pertinent and transnational issue affecting the work of principals. This study served as an instigator for the conference and the conference has led to invitations for keynotes and workshops in Canada, Australia and England.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description BLOG: Generation X men and women: leading a school near you (IOE London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Dr Karen Edge describes and discuss the main characteristic of GenX School leaders through the IoE Blog
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL https://ioelondonblog.wordpress.com/2012/06/18/generation-x-men-and-women-leading-a-school-near-you/
 
Description Blog: International Women's Day: we are going to need bigger tables 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Dr. Karen Edge reflects about the role of women in education in the context of the International Woman Day celebrate on the 8th of March. Drawing from her own experience she argue about the personal and political challenges of women internationally.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://ioelondonblog.wordpress.com/2016/03/08/international-womens-day-we-are-going-to-need-bigger-...
 
Description Blog: It's half-term; do you know where your teacher is? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr. Karen Edge reflects about the working condition of school leaders based on the evidence from the Global City Leader study and teachers in the IoE blog.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://ioelondonblog.wordpress.com/2014/02/20/its-half-term-do-you-know-where-your-teacher-is/
 
Description Blog: Risky business: Should headship in challenging schools come with a career warning? (UCL IOE) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr. Karen Edge, discuss about the workload burden of Headteachers in the UK and the challenges that this impose to the profession.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL https://ioelondonblog.wordpress.com/2013/03/18/risky-business-should-headship-in-challenging-schools...
 
Description Blog: Talkin' 'bout three generations: what does it mean for schools when Xs, Ys and Boomers mix? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Dr. Karen Edge discuss the main characteristic and aim of her ESRC study, presenting the key features of the different generations (Boomers, GenX and GenY)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL https://ioelondonblog.wordpress.com/2012/11/12/talkin-bout-three-generations-what-does-it-mean-for-s...
 
Description Bright lights, big cities and GenerationX: The quest for sustainable careers and work-life balance 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Edge was again invited to address candidates at the annual launch of Annual Women Leaders' Programme event at Kingston Teaching School Alliance (KTSA). Dr Edge's ESRC research has served as the foundation of the programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Designing and doing international comparative research: Deconstructing the Global City Leaders project to learn from success and failure!  
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited to deliver the annual Curry Lecture at the University of Virginia Curry School of Education and a graduate student workshop and talk on findings from the grant and recent conceptualisations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Discussion session on principal health and wellbeing. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Dr Edge was invited to join a small meeting of leaders from 5 principals organisations in Australia and New Zealand to discuss the implications of the Global City Leaders study and the work of other academics on future programmes and supports for school leaders.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Event: Women in Leadership: State of Play and Strategies for the Future (BELMAS funded) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr. Karen Edge was awarded funding by the BELMAS Gender and Leadership Research Interest Group to host an event to explore the gender findings within the Global City Leaders study. The event will build on the energy and momentum of the increasingly public discussions about the opportunities and challenges facing women in educational leadership. With panels, small group discussions and plenary sessions, this one day conference will inform and challenge using an innovative process to facilitate a wide-ranging debate. As a result of the event a coalition of leading Unions, organisations and academics have come together to support a wider set of discussions about gender in educational leadership.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.belmas.org.uk/Rig-GEL/Latest/women-in-leadership-conference-thursday-18th-june-2015
 
Description Event: Women into Headship Summit to redress gender inequality in headship (ACSL/Future Leaders/Leading Women ALliance) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Karen Edge contributed to the Summit, which will take place on 15 January 2016 at Mulberry School for Girls, will provide practical tips for women seeking to secure headships and consider the changes we need to make in the wider educational landscape to enable their progression. The summit will conclude with delegates creating a pledge for action that is likely to include clauses on eliminating the pay gap and managing unconscious bias in recruitment. The pledge will be adopted by individuals, schools and organisations committed to gender equality.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.future-leaders.org.uk/news/leading-women-summit/
 
Description Expert chat: Expert Participant Live Chat on Work-Life Balance (Guardian) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact As a result of the on-line chat, Dr Edge was approached by several individuals to learn more about the study.

As a result of the on-line chat, Dr Edge was approached by several individuals to learn more about the study. The head teacher union ASCL approached Dr Edge to discuss future collaboration which will include the Women in Leadership conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/teacher-blog/2013/nov/06/teachers-beat-stress-10-ideas
 
Description Expert participant: Leadership Expert Think Tank 'Getting to Excellent' (Ontario Ministry of Education) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact As a result of Think Tank participation, Dr Edge continued discussions with colleagues. Dr Edge contributed the notion that perhaps one of the significant challenges in recruitment of leaders was that leaders currently operated a rather narrow talent spotting strategies in districts and schools. The idea was met with great enthusiasm from other participants and has since became a central component of the school-level Global City Leaders research.

Dr Edge was invited to present a talk at the Ministry of Education Research Speakers Series and the host of the Think Tank joined the Global City Leaders Toronto Advisory Board.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL https://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/policyfunding/leadership/OLS2012MovForward.pdf
 
Description Expert talk: Department for Education (UK) Annual Fellowship Commission (Department for Education, UK) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Fellowship Commission represents 30-40 of the National Leaders of Education and their annual task of responding to a high-level policy question set by the Secretary of State. There was great interest in our research and we have been contacted by members of the Fellowship Commission to present at additional conferences and share additional findings as they become available. The feedback from the session was very positive and, one year later, Dr Edge has been contacted to present another session at the next Fellowship commission.

There was great interest in the recruitment, succession planning and retention elements of our Global City Leaders findings. The gender strand of our emerging evidence and we will be following up with interested headteachers to create learning opportunities from our findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Expert: Growing the pool of school leaders in London: GLA commissioned report (expert interviewee for the report) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Dr. Karen Edge participated as expert, contributing via interview based on evidence from the Global City Leaders study to the Report: Expanding the leadership talent pool in London
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Featured web series interview with Esteem Magazine: Karen Edge on role modelling and talent spotting for women in education 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Esteem Magazine is an online web-based platform based at Teachers College at Columbia University. They conducted a series of high profile interviews with women leaders and academics to discuss issues of gender in the educational workplace. The findings of our study were shared through our interview which gained wide attention on the web and on twitter.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://esteemjournal.org/2016/02/22/karen-edge-on-role-modeling-and-talent-spotting-for-women-in-ed...
 
Description Generation X, teacher leadership and motivation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Dr Edge was invited to conduct an informal conversation based on findings from the Global City Leaders study and explore possible ways in which the findings may be helpful for American Federation of Teachers (AFT) work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Global City Leaders Project 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited to discuss and disseminate the findings of the 'Global Cities Leaders' Project to a Scottish based media outlet with a national reach to educational practitioners at all levels.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.edutalk.info/show/radio-edutalk-30-01-2018-dr-karen-edge-institute-of-education-on-the-g...
 
Description Impact cases: Pathways to Impact Case study by UCL IOE Catalyst Team: National Report 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Dr. Karen Edge's Global City Leaders study was featured in the UCL IOE publication highlighting innovative solutions for Public Engagement with research. The report has now been requested by National-level engagement organisations and will reach a very wide audience academics and other stakeholders.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://static1.squarespace.com/static/56c83834d51cd438176a551a/t/56e17de4e707eb4ea761b29b/145761842...
 
Description Keynote: Bright lights, big cities and Generation X: The quest for sustainable careers and work-life balance (Aspiring and current women leaders) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact This workshop built on the findings of the study to identify and reinforce the importance of certain practices and structures that support women leaders. The session received excellent feedback and the overall programme was designed to reflect the lessons and outcomes of the study.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.coombegirlsschool.org/attachments/download.asp?file=790&type=pdf
 
Description Keynote: Camden Local Authority: Annual Headteacher Conference (Camden Local Authority) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This keynote was designed to share our findings from our Young Global City Leaders study to promote thinking and discussion amongst currently serving headteachers in Camden Local Authority. Specifically, issues related to worklife balance, gender, career aspirations and generational patterns of work were explored.

The feedback from the session was incredibly positive. The Local Authority has approached me to work with them on creating two strands of additional research and development work related to working on succession planning and women leaders.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Keynote: Global City Leaders and generally making schools better! 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Dr Karen Edge, participated in the Headteachers meeting of Hackney Teaching Schools Alliance, giving a talk and engaging in discussion about the role and relevance of school leaders for school improvement.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Keynote: Global City Leaders: Setting an agenda for having it all (Cambridge @womened hub event) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr. Karen Edge lead a workshop about the role a women in education at the Cambridge WomenEd Event as part of the DfE funded women and diversity funding. 30 women attended and followup is occuring.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://staffrm.io/@helenamarsh/TXABszwo67
 
Description Keynote: Global City Leaders: Setting an agenda for leaders and schools 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Karen Edge gave a talk for the IBB Institute for the Management and Economics of Education (SWI) to a Swiss headteacher group about the critical role of school leaders and their current challenges in a global city context. The talk took place in Manchester.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Keynote: Global City Leaders: Setting an agenda for leadership recruitment, development and retention (ASCL) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Dr. Karen Edge gave a talk for the ASCL Leadership and Governance Committee (National Policy Organisation) about the relevance of leadership recruitment, development and retention.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Keynote: Global City Leaders: Setting an agenda for leadership recruitment, development and retention (Herts for Learning) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr. Karen Edge gave a talk for secondary Headteacher of the Herts for Learning conference, about the relevance of recruitment, development and retention and its impact on student's learning.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Keynote: Global city leaders: Setting an agenda for Women Leaders (KTSA Women leaders' programme DfE funded) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Karen Edge's made an important contribution to the KTSA project. From her research (ERSC) into Global City Young Leaders for the Economic and Social Science Research Council, in particular, learning about the challenges and aspirations of young female leaders.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.coombegirlsschool.org/attachments/download.asp?file=355&type=pdf
 
Description Keynote: IV Seminar for School Principals PUCV (Chile) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr. Karen Edge, discussed the framework and main findings of the 'ESRC Study' with teachers, school leaders, policymakers and researchers in Chile. It was explored the links and potential future collaboration initiatives.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Keynote: Jóvenes Líderes de la Ciudad Global: ¿Qué se necesita para retener a los mejores talentos en las escuelas? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr. Karen Edge share the main findings of her study with a group of teachers, school leaders and researcher in Chile (PUCV), trying to identified links between international findings and the Chilean context.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Keynote: Resiliencia, redes, conocimiento y descanzo: Mejorando profesores, directivos y escuelas. (Valparaiso, Chile) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr. Karen Edge presented the main finding of her research in GenX school leaders focusing in the fragile balance between life and work, to an audience of diverse researchers, school leaders and teachers from different provinces of Chile. The talk sparked a greater collaboration between UCL IOE and PUCV and a research project has been funded to foster and develop the collaborations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.pucv.cl/pucv/noticias/destacadas/seminario-aborda-equilibrio-entre-el-mundo-laboral-y-pro...
 
Description Keynote: Succession Planning Strategies: Lessons from Global City GenX leaders (Kingston Teaching School Alliance-DfE funded) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr. Karen Edge presented as a keynote speaker in Women in Leadership Programme funded by the Department for Education hosted by KTSA. 20 Senior leaders attended the workshop to discuss issues related to recruitment and retention of school leaders. The talk was very well received and discussions of future collaboration were raised.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.coombegirlsschool.org/attachments/download.asp?file=355&type=pdf
 
Description Keynote: Women headteachers: Trends and behaviours of Generation X 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Dr. Karen Edge, participate as Keynote speaker in the Woman Headteacher submit, which focus in the under-represented in our schools, with the number of female heads falling short of the proportion of women in teaching. Leading Women to Headship - The Summit will bring together aspiring headteachers, policy makers and influencers to consider how we can address the gender imbalance in headship in our schools. It will provide practical tips for women seeking to secure headships and consider the changes we need to make in the wider educational landscape to enable their progression.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://bit.ly/1lxNFSC
 
Description Keynote: Young Global City Leaders: Lessons after a three year study 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr. Karen Edge will present a keynote to the Ireland International Conference on Education (Dublin Ireland) reporting on the lesson after finish her 3 years study on Global City Young Leaders.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.iicedu.org/#!keynote-speakers/lwi66
 
Description Leading for innovation and change in school improvement - What turns innovative ideas into meaningful change across organisations?  
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Edge was invited to deliver a talk to CEOs of Multi Academy Trusts from across England as part of the UCL IOE-led Trust-Ed Multi-Academy Trust Teams Programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Leading the profession: What can leaders do to recruit, develop and retain great teachers 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Edge was Invited to deliver a workshop and participate in keynote panel at the Whole Education Annual Conference. The presentation inspired discussion and consideration of alternate models of leadership and implications of different generation's approaches to work. Dr Edge has been invited to contribute to additional Whole Education human resources related work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Lecture delivery (Shanghai Normal University) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Dr Edge was asked to deliver a lecture on the study at Shanghai Normal University. The lecture was attended by over 125 participants. Conversations after the lecture with faculty members and students have led to additional collaborations, invitations to take up Visiting Professor posts as well as seeking additional research funding.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description London Leadership PopUp Event: Agenda setting for future practice and policy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact There were 56 registrant for the event which was co-hosted by the Institute of Education, University of London and ESRC on December 16, 2014


The event galvanised several new collaborations and conversations between the GCL team and the wider education community in London. Several examples of upcoming collaborations as a result of the London PopUP event include: 1) work with The Key to share findings via keynotes, bespoke blogs for school leaders and governors; 2) work with SSAT to share findings including keynotes and bespoke blogs for membership schools; and 3) work with The Edge (NAHT union for middle leaders) including bespoke blogs and potential additional funding for deeper exploration of some Global City Leader data.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/london-leadership-popup-event-agenda-setting-for-future-practice-and-poli...
 
Description OECD Expert Group on Educational Policy Implementation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Dr Edge has been invited to participate in several working group sessions to support an OECD project on Education Policy Implementation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
 
Description Outreach: Talking Heads: Conversations between leaders on hot topics (in development with The Key) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Dr. Karen Edge will support and produce episodes for the 'Talking Heads' web episodes in relation with her ERSC findings. These conversations between leaders will address topics raised during the study and will mark another step in the collaboration with The Key.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Panel: How can we inspire the next generation of school leaders 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Dr. Karen Edge contributed to the discussion in the Mayor's Education Conference in describing her work on leadership, which has looked at a number of cities including London and worked to compare them. Additionally examining the differing needs and approaches of generations looking to headship and also the impact of workload and a stressful image on the aspirations of teachers, particularly women.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://www.london.gov.uk/sites/default/files/gla_migrate_files_destination/How%20can%20we%20inspire...
 
Description Panel: Mayor's Annual Education Conference (London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The annual Mayor's Education Conference is a central focal point on the educational calendar in London. Based on the growing reputation of the Global City Leaders project, Dr Edge was invited to participate in a panel on recruitment and retention of GenerationX leaders in London. The event took place on November 21, 2014. The findings from the Global City Leaders study were very well received and the questions formulated to challenge school leaders and policy makers to improve their own practice and attention to recruitment and retention have been used to inform future rounds of funding and thinking by the Mayor's Office Education team.


As a result of the talk several different activities have taken place. First, several organisations have reached out to the Global City Leaders team to collaborate and discuss the implications of the findings. Second, Clare Verga who is the head teacher at City of London Academy-Islington who was in attendance at the talk has agreed to co-host the upcoming Women in Leadership conference building on the Global City Leaders study findings. Third, a new line of research on co-leadership is being de
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://www.london.gov.uk/priorities/young-people/education-and-training/gla-education-programme/edu...
 
Description Pres: London is burning bright but the world does not know (Times Ed Supplement) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Edge was approached by TES to report on the findings of the Global City Leaders project. As this was premature, instead Dr Edge and William Stewart shifted the focus of the article to London as an educationally powerful city on the global stage. The topic was influenced by the ESRC Global City Leaders study.

The influence of this original discussion with the TES has been a recurring interest in the Global City Leaders study and the plan to have several articles featuring findings from the study in upcoming issues of the TES.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://www.tes.com/article.aspx?storycode=6451338
 
Description Press: 10 ideas to help teachers beat stress (The Guardian) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr. Karen Edge, discusses in larger a article in the Guardian about work life balance and other strategies to reduce teacher's stress.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/teacher-blog/2013/nov/06/teachers-beat-stress-10-ideas
 
Description Press: Co-headships could attract more women into school leadership roles, campaigners say 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Times Educational Supplement published an article on co-headship featuring research from the Global City Leaders study. Dr. Karen Edge discuss along with other academics the participation of Women in the headships in this article of TES.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-news/co-headships-could-attract-more-women-school-lead...
 
Description Press: Esteem interview with Karen Edge (Teachers College, Columbia University) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact In this interview, which is part of an Esteem series focusing on the public scholarship of women in education leadership, Dr. Edge shares how her current research has helped her to see the importance of role modeling and talent spotting for women in education.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://internationalednews.com/2016/02/24/esteem-interview-with-karen-edge/
 
Description Press: Give me a G-O, gooooo principals! (Times Ed Supplement) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr. Karen Edge, was cited by the Times Educational Supplement about her research, discussing differences between Canadian and American school leaders.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://www.tes.com/article.aspx?storyCode=6438459
 
Description Press: How schools can help teachers beat stress - live chat (The Guardian) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Dr. Karen Edge along with other academics engage in a live chat discussion in the Guardian Expert Chat about 'How schools can help teachers beat stress'. Karen's contribution drew from the evidence from the GLobal City Leaders study.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/teacher-blog/2013/oct/11/teacher-stress-work-life-balance
 
Description Press: London's burning bright -but the world doesn't know (The Times Education Supplement) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Dr. Karen Edge shares her view about the unnoticed relevance of London School in the national/international radar in this article in the TES.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://www.tes.com/article.aspx?storycode=6451338
 
Description Press: Ontario Principal Council Register Quarterly Magazine (Article title: Generation Gaps: Examining the difference between Boom, X, and Y in the workplace) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The article was commissioned by a Global City Leader Toronto Advisory Group member for the Ontario Principal Register 2012 14(3) pg 28-32. The article was also subsequently published in Australia for a wide-reaching Australian Principals Magazine called: Principal Matters' in the Summer 2013.

In Ontario, the article helped raise the profile of the Global City Leaders project in Toronto and Ontario. The article also served to increase the reach of our recruitment efforts for young leaders and several young leader participants approached the team to join the study as a result. One of this cohort of young leaders is now pursuing a Masters Degree at OISE and will be using our Global City Leaders evidence to inform their research and deepen our own analysis of the existing evidence.

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL https://static1.squarespace.com/static/56c83834d51cd438176a551a/t/56e0c8d845bf2128e5b7d88b/145757207...
 
Description Press: The New Generation of Leaders: Transforming outlook, practice and expectations (Professional Development Today) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr. Karen Edge, discusses in the Professional Development Today the challenges of work life balance for school leaders.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://static1.squarespace.com/static/56c83834d51cd438176a551a/t/56e0c5aaf850822e80b92114/145757124...
 
Description Press: The depressing tale of where #everyday sexism meets school accountability (NAHT blog coverage of research) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Dr. Karen Edge's study of Global City Leaders was reported in this NAHT blog which engaged in the discussion about #Everyday Sexism and the influence on school leaders.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.naht.org.uk/welcome/news-and-media/blogs/susan-young/the-depressing-tale-of-where-everyda...
 
Description Press: The glass ceiling in education: why are so few women becoming headteachers? (The Guardian) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Edge was interviewed for the article and gained a wider audience for the Global City Leaders study.

As a result of the article, several unions and leadership organisations have approached Dr Edge to become involved in the Global City Leaders project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/teacher-blog/2014/feb/12/women-headteachers-education-gla...
 
Description Press: Turning the tide (ASCL Leader Magazine) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Dr. Karen Edge's Global City Leader's research is highlighted in an article about the increasing presence and participation of Women in the educational leadership landscape, in a critical article by Carol Jones in the Leader magazine for ASCL.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.leadermagazine.co.uk/articles/turning_the_tide/
 
Description Sheffield Hallam University Institute of Education Advisory Board 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Dr Edge has been invited as a member of the Advisory Board for the Sheffield Hallam University's Institute of Education.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
 
Description Talk: The Young Global City Leaders Project: What Can We Learn About The Present And Future Of School Leadership From Generation X Leaders In London, New York And Toronto? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Dr. Karen Edge gave a talk about the initial findings of her research to the IoE community
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.ioe.ac.uk/About_Policies/LfLIOE_Research_Briefing_6.pdf
 
Description The unintended outcomes of decentralisation: How the middle tier (school districts) may be influencing teacher recruitment and retention. Doctoral Student Workshop, University of Virginia. Virginia, U.S.A. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Edge was invited to deliver the annual Curry Lecture at the University of Virginia Curry School of Education and this talk on decentralisation and possible influences on teacher recruitment and retention based on our research findings. This secondary lecture explored some of the tangential findings of the research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description The uninteneded outcomes of decentralistaion: How the middle tier may be influencing teacher recruitment and retention 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Invited presentation at OECD team meeting.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Workshop: Bright Lights, Big Cities, Big Questions: Recruiting, developing and retaining our next generation of education leaders (UCL R and D Network) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact In this interactive workshop, Dr Karen Edge will share findings from her ESRC-funded research into the work and lives of 60 Generation X leaders in three Global Cities (London, New York City and Toronto). The goal of the research was to create a new evidence base on what some people refer to as the 'future of the education system': the next generation of school leaders. The study has garnered much policy and practice attention for its preliminary findings on the past, present and future of GenerationX leaders. This session will explore how GenerationXers view: high-stakes accountability; perpetual challenge of finding work-life balance; persistent gender issues; the value of the social policy safety net on their careers. There will be opportunities to reflect on Karen's findings and apply them to your own contexts locally and nationally.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.ioe-rdnetwork.com/events.html
 
Description Workshop: Bright lights, big cities, big questions: Recruiting our next generation of leaders (for Tutors of national leadership programme-England) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact The purpose of this workshop was to highlight the findings of our study to demonstrate how leaders and aspiring leaders can consider processes and practices to recruit, develop and retain future generations of school leaders. Feedback from the session indicates that attendees have employed strategies identified by the research to refine their own individual and collective mentoring and coaching practice.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Workshop: Challenge Partners Annual Conference: Workshop presented with Department for Education for the Annual Challenge Partners Conference (Teacher and Leader Progression: A national and international perspective) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Edge co-designed and presented the session with a member of the Global City Leaders advisory committee Jennifer Allen, who was also senior leader in the Department for Education (UK). Jennifer and Karen designed the session to combined national data on career development with the more nuanced and personal information from the Global City Leaders study.

As a result of the talk, Dr Edge has expended the Global City Leaders project profile and has been approached to present at additional conferences and provide support for discussions of leadership recruitment and succession planning.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Workshop: Global City Leaders: Setting an agenda for women leaders 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr. Karen Edge gave a talk and lead a workshop about the role and challenges of woman leaders in the global city context, for the Women in Leadership Programme (Women Leaders in Education: NCTL Leadership Fund)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Workshop: Leadership, perfectionism and imposter syndrome: Exploring how a quest for perfection and feeling like a fraud can influence teacher and leader peformance 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr. Karen Edge, along with Dr Vicky Ellam-Dyson and Belinda Rydings, designed an interactive and dynamic workshop integrating leadership, perfectionism and imposter syndrome theory to examine how they relate to learning and leadership. It was explored why and how these theories may influence personal approaches to learning and development, interpersonal interactions and leadership and the implications for leaders as they work to build their teams and accelerate professional practice.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.leadershipcolab.org.uk/mod/page/view.php?id=1538
 
Description Workshop: Leading Women into Headship: Being a headteacher and having a life (Leading Women Summit) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Edge coordinated a workshop with female teachers and school leaders about the relevance of work/life balance in conducting a life in school leadership.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjfy5zf_b...
 
Description Workshop: The myths and realities of work /life balance (Mulberry School for Girls -DfE gender funded) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Dr. Karen Edge participate in the Mulberry Leadership programs as facilitator. 20 women attended and Dr Edge was invited back for an additional session to build on the first.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016
 
Description Workshop: Work/life balance is the make or break issue for leaders and the future of the system: Understanding your own, supporting your colleagues and advocating change 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr. Karen Edge present an interactive keynote examining new work-life balance evidence from the Global City Leaders study combined with real life examples and strategies. The session will engage participants in conducting their own fast-paced energy audit and will galvanise a discussion of how individual work-life balance and explicit role modelling of how life and leadership can coexist are essential for the health and well being of the entire education system. Karen also worked in collaboration with a young leader to bring the world of theory and practice together.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.womened.org/juggling-leadership--life.html
 
Description Workshop: women networking to promote and encourage women into headship (Women into Headship event) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr. Karen Edge lead a workshop for empowering woman through networking strategies in the 'Leading Women to headship' Event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://bit.ly/1lxNFSC