Who we are


The National Centre for Leadership and Innovation (NCLI) has been developed by the Irish Primary Principals’ Network (IPPN). IPPN has provided key support services to principals and deputy principals since 2000 and through the launch of the NCLI.

About Us


Through strong and visionary school leadership, NCLI is dedicated to the radical transformation of primary school education through professional leadership.



NCLI has placed a strong emphasis on the personal and professional development of current and aspiring school leaders with a number of events taking place.



NCLI is currently seeking partners to join us in the development of this exciting new centre; an investment in NCLI is an investment in our children’s future.

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Upcoming Events

Regular updates on upcoming events will be outlined here.

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NCLI Leadership Award will be announced at IPPN Conference 2015 on Friday, 30th January. The...

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Managing Adult Relationships in the School Community Some workplace conflict is inevitable and has the...


IPPN is an independent, not-for-profit, voluntary association, a registered charity, a company limited by guarantee and an officially-recognised Education Partner.


There are ten programmes on offer of a diverse range. Aside from the Dedicated Educational Leadership and Management Training Programme, we have designed courses offering the broader school community unique opportunities to learn and grow as leaders.