This page contains information about the COBIS Programme for Middle Leaders (CPML) and COBIS Facilitator Training.


Booking Now Open for the Mexico City CPML 2018/19 (details below)

Locations and dates for the 2019/20 CPML are currently being finalised. To register you interest in the programme, please email

More than 100 Middle Leaders took part in the 2017/18 COBIS Programme for Middle Leaders (click here to download the programme guide). In 2018/19, CPML cohorts will run in Madrid, Bucharest, Rome, Mexico City, Muscat, Dubai, Tokyo and Malawi. These cohorts are accepting external bookings. Booking for the 2018/19 CPML is now open - please see below for details and booking forms. Further CPML cohorts will run in Kiev, Lagos, Cayman Islands, and Riyadh - for information on these locations please contact COBIS directly. 

Key points about the CPML:

  • A 1 year programme for ambitious middle leaders who wish to develop their personal and professional skills.
  • A blended learning approach with facilitated workshops and self-directed learning, including five days of face-to-face training events.
  • In addition to completing six modules, participants design, implement and evaluate a Leadership Challenge project within their own school context
  • Participants develop their professional network with other COBIS colleagues


2018/19 CPML Cohort Details:


Mexico City, Mexico
Host School: The Edron Academy, Mexico
Delegate fees: Early Booking Rate (before 30 November 2018) US$2,000 (including accommodation, meals, and ground transport); after 30 November 2018: US$2,200 (view flyer)
First face-to-face dates: 10-13 March 2019
Second face-to-face dates: 19-21 September 2019
Booking form: Click Here

Bucharest, Romania
Host School: British School of Bucharest, Romania
Delegate fees: 1300 Euros
First face-to-face dates: 11-13 October 2018
Second face-to-face dates: 8-9 March 2019
Booking Closed

Madrid, Spain
Host School: King's College, Madrid, Spain
Delegate fees: 1485 Euros
First face-to-face dates: 15-17 October 2018
Second face-to-face dates: 21-22 March 2019
Booking Closed

Rome, Italy
Host School: St George's British International School, Rome, Italy
Delegate fees: 1300 Euros
First face-to-face dates: 4-6 October 2018
Second face-to-face dates: 8-9 March 2019
Booking Closed

Blantyre, Malawi
Host School: Saint Andrew's International Primary School, Malawi
Delegate fees: £995
First face-to-face dates: 14-16 November 2018
Second face-to-face dates: Spring 2019 (dates TBC)
Booking closed

Dubai, UAE
Host School: JESS Dubai, UAE
Delegate fees: 5000 AED
First face-to-face dates: 10-12 October 2018
Second face-to-face dates: March 2019 (dates TBC)
Booking Closed

Muscat, Oman
Host School: British School Muscat, Oman
Delegate fees: 550 OMR
First face-to-face dates: 13-15 October 2018
Second face-to-face dates: 2-3 February 2019
Booking Closed

Tokyo, Japan
Host School: British School of Tokyo, Japan
Delegate fees: 150,000 YEN
Booking Closed
Further details:
If you have any questions about the CPML, please email

COBIS Facilitator Training

COBIS is pleased to be able to offer schools the opportunity to train new facilitators who will be able to deliver the CPML in their own schools, opening up the possibility for COBIS Schools to run their own programmes or work in collaboration with other schools. Trained facilitators who are Headteachers (or equivalent), with significant leadership experience, may also be able to deliver the CPAH (subject to approval from COBIS).

The next COBIS Facilitator Training course will take place 8-10 May 2019 in London. Delegate fees are £695 plus VAT for COBIS/FOBISIA Members and £870 plus VAT for non-COBIS Members. For more information, and to access the booking form, please click here.

Please click here to download further details.