World Education Leadership Symposium

WELSfocus September 4, 2024, from 3 p.m to 6 p.m. CEST, online

This Symposium will be conducted in English and German.

Inclusion in School and Education –
Challenges and Conditions for Success 

The establishment and implementation of inclusive education represents a challenging, fundamental development task for schools and their stakeholders, but also for education administrators, school supervisory authorities and politicians. With the claim of an “inclusive education system at all levels” (UN, 2006 Art. 24), they have been dealing with the task of initiating and implementing an inclusion-oriented transformation process for almost 20 years.

What lines of development are currently evident in schools, regions and countries? Where have resources been built up and expanded, models developed and practices established in order to come closer to the goal of dealing productively with heterogeneity? What conditions need to be in place for this school and system development task to be successfully mastered?

The Symposium explores these and other questions at school, regional, national and international level and aims to uncover potential, but also to identify hurdles and stumbling blocks that have so far made participation and recognition difficult for everyone.

Join us to discuss empirical data, solutions and strategies for implementing inclusion in schools and education!

In keynote speeches and discussion rounds with colleagues from schools, education science, school supervision and education administration, politics, associations and other experts, the WELSfocus will discuss problems and possible solutions from multiple perspectives in a committed and profound manner.

Various roundtables and other interactive and innovative formats enable active exchange and systematic as well as spontaneous networking with colleagues.


The program will be designed by speakers and impulse-givers from practice and reseach. There will be a virtual get-together.


Participation is free of charge. A registration for the conference is required.

Review of previous conferences

In the archive you will find information on the program and highlights of previous symposia in presence and online.


Register here for the WELS info email


Find out what top-class speakers from past symposia have to say about the challenges of education.

At the Symposium you can:

Deepen knowledge – further education – critically reflect on practice – be inspired – pursue ideas –
get to know current developments and research
understanding complex relationships – designing solutions –
further developing quality – helping to shape the future of education –
exchange ideas with national and international experts from various fields
cultivate professional relationships –
make new contacts – expand your own network

We continuously send up-to-date information and contributions to discussions via social media Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Feel free to link to according to your personal preferences /HuberEduLead and use the hashtags
#HuberEduLead #WELSEduLead #EduLead #Inclusion.
We would be very happy.

© 2024 Prof. Dr. Stephan Gerhard Huber