Four members of the ecl South Africa team in partnership with the MCI Group designed and facilitated this week’s South African Principals’ Association conference – ‘Education on track’. Held on 8 & 9th October, it was attended by almost 800 participants from all over South Africa creating a space for them to look at some of the most pressing issues they face as educational leaders. With sessions such as ‘What keeps you awake at night?; ‘What skills do you need to lead in today’s climate?’ and ‘What do we need to do next?’ delegates were able to develop a shared understanding of some of the major issues they were facing and begin to open up fresh ideas about what is possible.