International Council for School Leadership (ICSL) launches Friday@5 – a weekly series of conversations between educators and experts on problems and challenges engulfing school education that need urgent solutions

New Delhi: ICSL (International Council for School Leadership) – India’s fastest growing community of school leaders has launched Friday@5 – a weekly webinar dialogue series between the educators and experts. This one-hour session is focused on inspiring, enriching, and empowering school leaders to rebuild India as a global superpower in education.

Friday@5 series are being held with a special focus on challenges and problems engulfing school education so that school leaders, teachers and educators understand and try convert problems into opportunities. A successful deployment of these education convos in the initial phase has already begun and have seen close to 1000+ educators registering every week for it across India.

Each conversation (or convo) of Friday@5 is for 60 minutes duration and has two parts: 1) The Experts Panel of 40 minutes where 3-4 experts will provide their insights on a specific topic and the challenges and opportunities and concern thereof. The experts will include practitioners, policymakers, researchers & eminent speakers. 2) The Open Mic of 20 minutes where 10-15 participants share their thoughts on the issue with the audience.

At the core of Friday@5 is the belief that real conversation happens only when diverse thoughts and divergent views are shared amongst all stakeholders.

Speaking on this initiative by ICSL Dr. Atul Nischal Founder – Director, ICSL said “At ICSL, our vision is to inspire, enrich, and empower school leaders to rebuild India as a global superpower in education. Technology is the future and is more sustainable and scalable. Hence, we thought of having a virtual/online platform for discussions, trainings etc. Through the Friday@5 convo series, we hope to help school leaders and teachers understand the nuances of NEP 2020 and its effective implementation.”

Friday@5 is a non-paid platform where teachers can participate and voice their concerns, views, or queries on specific issues and listen to the insightful views of domain experts. They can easily register for these convos by the following link: