VBJK and Steunpunt Diversiteit en Leren set up innovation processes for the role of leadership in supporting collaboration between a diversity of professionals in ECEC.
ILIAS aims to strengthen inclusive leadership to support the collaboration between a diversity of ECEC professionals. So ECEC professionals feel autonomous, involved and competent.
Diversity in ECEC teams: We define diversity very broad, there are differences in socio-economic background, gender, ethnicity, educational background, statutes, job description …
Leadership: Also leadership is defined broadly. Not limited to one manager or leader, but also other forms of leadership such as shared leadership, participatory leadership, co-creative leadership ...
Inclusive leadership: And inclusive is also defined in a broad way. Inclusive leadership refers to setting up a broad diversity policy in which the diversity in the team is valued. It relates to: participation, sharing responsibilities, feeling jointly responsible for the children, parents, the service, society.
Support leaders to work in an inclusive way, so all professionals from the team feel autonomous, involved, and competent. ILIAS provides this support by exchanging expertise from Flemish pilots and transnational partners. Hence, an intervision trajectory with the Flemish pilots will be set up. From this intervision trajectory concrete implementation options will be examined and tested. Finally, ILIAS will formulate joint policy recommendations.
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