Kjersti Lien Holte

Chairperson of the Board for 2020-21

Kjersti Lien Holte works as an associate professor at Østfold University College, at the Faculty of Health and Welfare in Fredrikstad in Norway. She is coordinating masters degree study of integrated care. Her teaching activities are organization and leadership of work in the local region for health promotion. Formerly, for eight years, she lectured on a master degree programme study of organization and leadership and, for six years, in teacher education. She has a doctorate from the University of Karlstad in Sweden in 2009, in the field of working life science. Kjersti has participated in the ENIRDELM network since 2010 and has been an active contributor to paper sessions and workshops. Her main research interest is in leadership and development of schools as arenas for promoting wellbeing. She has done research on the role and management of homework in schools and on the communication of risk in ethical educational leadership. She has also written a book about occupational health. Her hobbies include hunting, gardening and photography.

Sebastjan Čagran

Board member

Sebastjan Cagran is a lecturer at the National School for Leadership in Education (NSLE). The NSLE provides training and professional development of head teachers and candidates in Slovenia. His education and training activities at the NSLE are related to educational management and legislation. He runs a programme for head teachers (PR), which provides support in the field of educational legislation and management and delivers consultancy and training courses for head teachers at the national level. Currently he runs activities in a national project “Leading and managing innovative learning environments”. The main purpose of the project is to design a model of comprehensive support for head teachers in pedagogical leadership and management. Within this project he is in charge of the consultancy programme for head teachers. He is a member of the Enabling education and research with ICT network (SIRikt). As a board member of the international SIRikt conference he co-organized the 2016 international conference. Sebastjan is a doctoral candidate at the International School for Social and Bussiness Studies in Celje. He holds a Master’s degree in media law from University of Münster. Prior to beginning a career in education, he worked in the legal profession. His current dissertation research covers educational management and knowledge management of school leaders. His main research interest is leadership development in education.

Milan Pol


Milan Pol works at the Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University, as Professor of Education and, since 2014, Dean of Faculty. His professional interests are divided between school leadership/management and educational evaluation, recently focusing more intensely on evaluation in higher education settings. Among other subjects, he has been involved in research in school culture, school administration, organizational learning in schools and life/professional careers of school leaders. He is author and co-author of a variety of home and foreign publications and has been editor-in-chief of the journal Studia paedagogica since 2009.

Mualla Aksu

Board member

Mualla Aksu works at the Faculty of Education, Akdeniz University as a professor in the field of educational administration since 2005. She was a head of educational sciences department for four years and division of educational administration for 12 years. She has participated in ENIRDELM Conference 2009 held in Antwerp in Belgium for the first time and has admired friendly atmosphere of the network. Then, she organized 21st ENIRDELM Conference in Antalya, Turkey in 2012. She could have opportunities to participate in all the conferences since the first participation. Her professional interests are pedagogical leadership, developmental supervision, teacher induction, home-school partnership, and critical pedagogy.

Karel Binon

Board member

Karel Binon is chairperson of the board of ‘Focus on Emotion’, a training institute for Experiential, Existential and Emotion Focused psychotherapy and counseling (www.focusonemotion.be)
He is co-founder and staff member of a three year during counseling training at the same institute. He is working as an independent coach/counselor for individuals, teams and organizations mainly in education. Accredited supervisor for VVCEPC (Flemish organization for client-centered and experiential psychotherapy and counseling)