Leading Education in Times of Crisis and Beyond 2021

Virtual International Conference 

Call for Papers and Posters

‘Leading Education in Times of Crisis and Beyond’

Faculty of Education, The British University in Dubai

29 May 2021



Education has been dramatically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Leading education is unprecedentedly challenging particularly in times of the pandemic. The world is currently dealing with the menace as well as looking ahead to determine how to effectively manage the post-pandemic processes. Researchers, governments, leaders in education and other stakeholders are actively engaged at all levels to understand and to reposition to manage the system effectively and efficiently. How should leadership in education transform, reinvent and innovate to deal with the present predicament and its subsequent influence on leading education in the post-pandemic world? This conference aims to explore opportunities and challenges of leading education in the pandemic and post-pandemic world and to create a platform to share innovative perspectives and approaches of leading in time of crisis and beyond. It focuses on getting and echoing the voices, thoughts, reflections and practices of leaders in education, policy makers, practitioners, educators and researchers.



  1. Thinking of leadership (theories, models, styles, strategies)
  2. Leadership in times of crisis (leadership issues and solutions)
  3. Innovation in leadership (new, timely, futuristic, leadership beyond the pandemic)
  4. Best practices of leadership in times of crisis (case studies)
  5. Welcomes all papers/posters on leading education in crisis and beyond


Keynote Speaker:

Prof Stephen McKinney, University of Glasgow, UK  


Important Dates

Abstract Submission: 10 May 2021
Full paper Submission: 20 May 2021



All submissions must be made via: [email protected]


Guidelines on submissions: link

Referencing guide: link


Conference proceedings:

All the abstracts will be published in the conference proceedings.


Selected full papers will be published in participating journals with necessary peer review and editorial process.


Participation and presentation e-certificate will be issued.

Best paper and presenter awards:

Best paper and best presenter awards are given.

The British University in Dubai

Block 11, 1st and 2nd floor, Dubai International Academic City PO Box 345015, Dubai, UAE

Tel: +971 4 279 1400

Whatsapp: +971507012843

Email: [email protected]