Department of Education

Leadership Institute ‹ Department Leaders

Department Leader's Professional Learning

Department leaders need to build on their significant existing strengths, learn from each other and collaborate together to grow excellence across the Western Australian education system. 

The Leadership Institute coordinates professional learning opportunities for Department of Education leaders, based in regions, Statewide Services Centre and central office, who are looking to enhance their leadership capacity.

The range of leadership development opportunities on offer has been designed to broaden understanding of leadership and enable participants to explore the relationship between department leadership and department-wide improvement. The professional learning programs and services provide participants with opportunities to further develop their skills to work collaboratively with leaders in schools and across the Department.

Scholarship Opportunities Now Open

Chief Executive Women (CEW) represents more than 500 of Australia’s most senior and distinguished women leaders, whose shared vision is Women Leaders Enabling Women Leaders. CEW’s scholarship program helps develop women leaders by supporting them at critical stages in their careers. Applications are currently open for a number of scholarships which include tuition, economy class flights, accommodation, and most meals. Applications close 18 March 2019.

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Introduction to Leadership Coaching
Verbal Judo for Individuals Verbal Judo for Leaders Coaching on Demand Mental Health in the Workplace

    Two-day program

A coaching approach can be used in a brief, informal setting or a formal performance management situation. The program provides the skills and confidence to apply coaching approaches to managing others using the GROWTH coaching model.

This program is also available online.

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    One-day program

This program is for anyone who has direct contact with students, parents, work colleagues and the community in emotionally charged and difficult situations. It gives participants the advantage of knowing what to say, how to say it and why it works.

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    Two-day program

This program includes all of the one-day Verbal Judo for Individuals content, as well as advanced material that will assist in the often difficult role of overseeing the performance of others. The program shows participants how to get the best from their team by the effective use of their professional presence and words.

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    Institute service

The Institute offers professional coaching that supports, challenges and empowers. It seeks to raise standards of performance, enabling you to become an effective leader in a time of change. The Leadership Institute has established a Buyers Guide: Provision of Coaching and Training Services to offer you access to a coach on demand.d.

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    One-day program

Facilitated by an organisational psychologist and a clinical psychologist, this program provides participants with the opportunity to engage in conversations about case studies and explore resources to ensure they can meet their obligations of providing a safe and high-care environment for all staff.

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ANZSOG's Executive Education Workshops
Interview with Impact:
First Impressions Count
Public Sector Commission
Leadership Development Programs
University of Western Australia’s
Master of Public Policy 

Application Writing and Interview Skills
for Public Servants Levels 4-6

    Multiple programs
    Various costs

Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) is a global leader in education and research that supports outstanding leadership and enriches the public sector. Choose from one to five day workshops on regulation, public policy, evaluation, communication skills and leadership. 

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    Two-hour workshop

This workshop teaches participants about what happens to their body and brain as they feel interview stress, and provides the opportunity to learn and practice simple techniques to quell the physiological effects of stress that affects their performance.

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    Multiple programs
    Various costs

The Public Sector Commission is committed to building the capacity of the sector by delivering high impact leadership development programs to chief executive and senior executive service officers and emerging leaders across the Western Australian public sector.

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    Post graduate qualification

This qualification, 
available either full-time or part-time, is designed specifically for current and future decision makers in the public sector. Delivered jointly through UWA’s Political Science and Economics disciplines, the course focuses on building students’ abilities to strategically develop and evaluate public policies, with a particular emphasis on case studies and applications that are relevant for our students across a range of public institutions.

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    One-day program

This program provides the opportunity to refine written application skills and build on that foundation to shape and improve interview performance in the range of situations job candidates can experience. It is designed to give you an awareness of current job application techniques when applying for Level 4-6 positions within the Western Australian public sector.

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Email and Workflow Mastery

    One-hour video presentation
    No cost

This one-hour video presentation provides participants with easy-to-follow systems for taming their inbox, enabling them to focus on the right work at the right time. The program outlines, in a practical, no-nonsense way, how to set up an integrated workflow management system that takes the stress out of managing email and workload. The program is suitable for users of Microsoft Outlook™.

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