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Managers Corporate Services Professional Learning

The Leadership Institute provides support to managers corporate services through the following professional learning opportunities: 

Graduate Certficate
of Education Business Leadership

Aspirant Manager Corporate Services:
Leadership, Governance and You
Verbal Judo for Leaders Verbal Judo for Individuals Introduction to Leadership Coaching
for Managers Corporate Services

Deakin University logo on side of university building

    Post-graduate qualification
    $2400 per unit

This qualification is offered in partnership with Deakin University. It is suitable for anyone managing the business of education, including principals, deputy principals and managers corporate services. It is designed to help participants lead diverse teams, adapt to change and work collaboratively to achieve improved governance and business outcomes in the workplace.


Nicole Cooper at her desk at Bob Hawke College

    Three-day program with
    additional technical workshops
    (over 12 months)

The Leadership Institute, on behalf of the Department, is offering 25 significantly funded places in an aspirant manager corporate services program. This program aims to make you “job ready” to take on that challenge of leading the business of education in your own school. Are you ready to challenge yourself, build your leadership confidence and hone your technical skills to make yourself competitive to apply? Are you ready to take that next step?

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Verbal Judo facilitator in front of class

    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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Trevor Lawson in front of class

    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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Manager Corporate Services at her desk

    Two-day program

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

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Resilience in the Workplace Coaching on Demand
Managing the Performance
of School Support Staff
Email and Workflow Mastery The Leader in You

Paul Salmon in checked shirt

    One-day program

This program encourages you to reflect on your personal practises - where you are currently thriving and where you have opportunities for growth. It is intended that you will come away highly motivated and inspired to apply practical tools to master stress and go beyond coping to thrive. This one-day program includes access to the Resilience Diagnostic tool (with pre-and post-assessments).

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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.

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Manager Corporate Services in her office

    Half-day workshop

This workshop aims to develop and enhance the knowledge and skills necessary for line managers of school support staff to undertake all aspects of the employee performance and development process.  The practical advice and resources aim to provide an understanding of the requirements that underpin performance management.

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    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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    Two-day program

This program focuses on developing and understanding human nature within working relationships that will enable you to build relational trust and solve complex problems. In terms of the leadership pathway, it is at this stage, as individuals move from managing self to managing others, that leadership mindsets are established. 

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