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COBIS Programme for Middle Leaders (CPML)

More than 150 Middle Leaders took part in the COBIS Programme for Middle Leaders in 2019/20. In 2021/22, cohorts are expected to run in the Cayman Islands, Bucharest, Muscat, Doha, Cologne, Munich, Marbella, Kyiv, Rome and Riyadh. Cohorts in Bucharest, Muscat, Doha, Cayman Islands, Rome and Riyadh will accept external bookings. 

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

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

Further details about 2021/22 CPML cohorts will be published shortly. To register interest, please contact

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.

CPML 21/22 Cohort Details

The following cohorts are accepting external bookings; please use the booking form to register your place.

Cohort Host School Dates Fees Booking Form
Bucharest, Romania* British School of Bucharest 7-9 October 2021; 11-12 March 2022 1300 EUR Register
Cayman Islands Cayman Prep and High School 29 September - 1 October 2021; March 2022
(Exact date TBC)
TBC To register interest, please email
Doha, Qatar Doha College 17-19 October 2021*; 27-29 March 2022 995 GBP Register
Muscat, Oman* British School Muscat 9-11 October 2021*; 5-6 February 2022 490 OMR Register
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia British International School Riyadh 16-18 October 2021; 5-6 March 2022 4000 SAR To register interest, please email
Rome, Italy St George's British International School 11-13 November 2021; 29-30 April 2022 1200 EUR Register

Face-to-face sessions will take place once in the autumn term and once in the spring term; a remote delivery will be considered on a case by case basis if travel restrictions are in place. 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.

*The autumn sessions of the Muscat and Bucharest cohorts (days 1-3) will be delivered virtually. The spring sessions (days 4-5) will either be delivered virtually or face-to-face, depending on travel restrictions.