Previous Leadership Retreats
ELMLE hosts an annual Leadership Retreat in the Fall to bring together leaders and aspiring leaders who are dedicated to Middle Level Education. It is a valuable time for middle years leaders to connect with colleagues and meet new members of our European and global leadership community. All leaders working with students ages 10–14 are welcome! Principals, directors, heads of school, program coordinators, curriculum directors and other leadership roles from Upper Schools, K-8 schools, middle schools and other configurations of international schools make up our group. We are a community of learning leaders who value the interactions, shared knowledge, and expertise of our diverse and dedicated members. If you are passionate about serving young adolescents through exceptional leadership, you are one of us!
Frankfurt | Oct 13-14, 2023
There was an overwhelming interest and record attendance as Middle School leaders from Europe and beyond gathered to discuss a variety of topics relating to vision of excellence, leadership for learning, advisory, safeguarding and AI. Additional informal sessions arose in response to participants interest.
Zurich | Sep 27-28, 2019
What a perfect weekend for learning together at ZIS's lakeside villa! Participants were able to explore topics such as systemic change leadership, design thinking, and advisory, community, and wellness in middle school.
Budapest | Sep 21-22, 2018
Participants joined Yolanda Barrena and Richard Hester for a weekend of collaboration and growth. Topics included building a MS ethos, scheduling, technology, and supporting students and parents.