On the 27th of April, 2023, the XXVI Education Forum “Leadership in Lithuanian Schools: at the Crossroads of Traditional and Critical Approaches”  was held. The theme of leadership was presented by key-note speakers:  prof. habil. dr. Vilma Žydžiūnaitė (Institute of Educational Research, Academy of Education, Vytautas Magnus University), dr. Dalia Dambrauskienė (Principal of Šiauliai Centre Primary School), dr. doc. Rytis Komičius (PhD student at ISM University of Management and Economics, Director of Vilnius Vytautas Magnus Gymnasium).

Prof.  hab. dr. Vilma Žydžiūnaitė  gave a presentation on “Directions of Teacher Leadership for the Present Future: Accelerating Technological Change, Reduced Attention Span of Students, and Holistic Growth of Teachers“, dr. Dalia Dambrauskienė  gave a presentation on “Implementation of Shared Leadership in Educational Institutions”, and Phd student  Rytis Komičius gave a presentation on “The Role of Triggers in the Development of Leadership Competences”.

In the discussion participated  dr. Dalia Dambrauskienė, PhD student Rytis Komičius, Audronė Razmantienė (Ministry of Education, Science, and Sport ).  The forum was summarised and moderated by dr. Lina Bairašauskienė (Lecturer at Mykolas Romeris University, Director of Vilnius Maironis Pro-Gymnasium, Chair of the Lithuanian Educational Research Association, Education and Leadership Network), dr. Eglė Pranckūnienė (Head of the Centre for School Improvement, Researcher at Klaipėda University, Vice President of Lithuanian Educational Research Association). The full recording of the forum can be viewed on Youtube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsKJsEBv7FA