Right from the start NSO committed itself to international cooperation. One of NSO’s missions is to ensure that school leaders have sufficient opportunities to develop and maintain effective leadership skills and competences. Over the years NSO carried out a large number of projects to develop and implement Programmes of Comprehensive Educational Leadership Trainings. These large scale projects are executed in collaboration with ministries of education, universities and educational management training agencies in countries such as: Hungary, Russia, Vietnam, Romania, Bulgaria, Ukraine, South Africa, Belarus, Serbia, Western Balkan Countries and Croatia.
In these projects NSO experts in fields like Enhancing Learning/Teaching Environment, Quality Care, Strategic School Management, School Organisation, Leadership, Communication, Innovation and Change Management, Culture of Learning Organisations, Human Resource Management and Financial Management, share their knowledge and competences with trainers and school principals in order to build complete Masters in Educational Leadership in their home country. In doing so NSO provides a podium and greenhouse to build up a tailor made Educational Leadership Training programme that suits and respects the educational system within the country.
In 2013 a challenging 3-year project has been completed which was organised in alliance with associate institutes from Bulgaria, Croatia and Romania for 6 Balkan countries (Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia) simultaneously.
The aim of the project: to develop curriculums for Comprehensive Educational Leadership Training and to institutionalize a national infrastructure in each country for executing and sustaining the courses.