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COBIS Programme for Middle Leaders (CPML)

More than 140 Middle Leaders took part in the COBIS Programme for Middle Leaders in 2023/24, with cohorts running in Bucharest, Cayman Islands, Lagos, Lisbon, Marbella, Mumbai, Munich, Muscat, Riyadh, Rome, and The Hague.

In 2024/25, we expect open cohorts to run in Portugal, Nigeria, Oman, Saudi Arabia, The Netherlands and Italy. More details and booking forms can be found below. Keep checking this page for additional locations and dates. To register interest for TBC cohorts, please email 

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 eight modules, participants design, implement and evaluate a Leadership Challenge project within their own school context
  • Participants develop their professional network with other COBIS colleagues
  • Suitable for both teaching and administrative staff

“This has been transformational not just for the delegates who are on the course, but for the whole school community.” - CPML Facilitator

CPML 24/25 Cohort Details

The following cohorts are accepting external bookings; please use the booking form to register your place. Watch this page for updates on new locations.

Cohort Host School Dates Fees Booking Form
Bucharest, Romania British School of Bucharest

3-5 October 2024; 21-22 March 2025

1300 EUR Register here.

Lagos, Nigeria 

St Saviour's School, Ikoyi  11-13 October 2024; 13-14 March 2025 850,000 NGN TBC

Lagos, Nigeria 

Children's Inetrnational School, Lagos TBC TBC TBC
Lisbon, Portugal


St Julian's School 8-10 October 2024; 12-13 February 2025 1300 EUR Register here.

Marbella, Spain

Aloha College 12-14 September 2024; 16-17 May 2025 1300 EUR Register here.
Muscat, Oman  British School Muscat  12-14 October 2024; 8-9 February 2025  550 OMR  Register here.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 

British International School Riyadh  TBC TBC TBC
Rome, Italy  St. George's British International School, Rome  7-9 November 2024; 9-10 May 2025  1300 EUR Register here.

The Hague, Netherlands

British School in The Netherlands 3-5 October 2024; 20-21 March 2025 1300 EUR Register here.


All sessions are expected to run face-to-face. Face-to-face sessions will take place once in the autumn term and once in the spring term. Delegate fees are based on the location and do not include accommodation, meals, or travel unless stated; invoices will be raised by the host school in due course.

School Experiences

Watch the video from #COBIS21 to hear Facilitators from St George’s The British International School Cologne and Munich talk about their experience of delivering the CPML.

Read this blog about Doha College's experience of delivering the CPML.