Post-diploma programme for heads of schools, colleges, universities, continuing education centers for adults or children, as well as for heads of functional departments of educational organizations.

management and leadership in education

post-diploma certificate

about the programme

February 1 — July 31, 2023

262 ac. hours, 5 intensive offline sessions
3-4 days, as well as online sessions once a week

Training takes place on site
Universal University
The programme modules consist of independent work with video lectures, webinars, and articles, as well as classroom work with a teacher.

Students will do a team project following a brief from a partner educational organization, as well as complete several individual assignments.
you will learn
initiate and successfully manage changes in an organization, design a strong business model, work on a flexible development strategy, and evaluate results
organize a structure of distributed horizontal leadership in the educational organization team, educate and guide people, and facilitate conflict resolution
design an educational programme and evaluate its quality by taking a didactic design approach, create an educational environment, and manage a school brand
act within process-based and product-based approaches to education: keeping up with current research, evidence-based decision making, and an iterative product development
you will
master the basics of modern approaches to educational management, have a clear understanding of their features and limitations, be able to implement them in their work.

receive diploma of professional retraining

the ready made development strategy of the educational organization
The list of instructors to be updated
  • Aram Pakhchanian
    Programme director, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Ayb Foundation, Head of the Ayb School in 2014 – 2020
  • Sonya Smyslova
    Programme Director and Curator of the School of Education
  • Ekaterina Cherkes-zade
    Director of Universal University, the university for creative industries
  • Marina Harahordina
    Head of methodological department Skillbox
  • Maria Sitkovskaya
    Executive Director of Universal University, Dean of the Moscow Film School
  • Elena Bulin-Sokolova
    General Director of the ANO "Center for the Development of the Educational Environment"
  • Alexey Golubitskiy
    Head of the "School of the Future", a public school in Bolshoye Isakovo village
  • Sergey Kazarnovsky
    Head of the education center No. 686 "Class-Center", a public school
  • Natalia Aksakova
    Head of Managing Director Office, SAP Russia
  • Alexander Fenin
    Product Researcher of the Digital School Platform by Sberbank
  • Petr Mazaev
    Historian, head of the Social Sciences department at Khoroshkola, founder of Cultural Projects Laboratory
  • Tatiana Khavenson
    Academic Supervisor of the Master’s Program in Evidence-Based Education Development at the National Research University Higher School of Economics
  • Elena Lopatina
    Product Director at Sistema Charitable Foundation, ex-Director of Marketing Yandex Uchebnik
  • Anastasia Serazetdinova
    Academic Director of Adriatic College in Montenegro
  • Alexander Sychev
    Director of Presium Education, lecturer at SKOLKOVO Business School
  • Galina Larionova
    HR expert in education, author of the channel "HR in education"
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145 000
An option to pay the fee in two instalments is available for individuals and legal entities. Companies covering the tuition for 3 or more employees are offered a discount.

Applicants are invited to sign a contract only after passing the interview in Zoom. Language of the programme is Russian.
start — February 1, 2023