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

Visit conventions on our website or click here to register

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.

Have you signed up a team for the Challenge?

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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.


There have been some changes to the Executive and I would like to take this opportunity to introduce the Executive Team: 

Fiona Forbes (Past President),

Dr. Peter Kent (General Representative),

Maria Doyle ( European Representative),

Thembekile Ndlovu (African Representative),

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.









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