Department of Education

Rising Leaders

About the program

Rising Leaders is designed to enhance women’s knowledge of, and confidence in, their leadership capabilities and provide learning opportunities that contribute to personal and professional growth.

The program will cover:

  • PRINT diagnostic
  • being an authentic leader
  • closing the confidence gap
  • building your personal brand
  • mindfully maintaining wellbeing
  • cultivating grit and grace.

It is structured as three consecutive days, plus one spaced day and includes a one-hour group coaching session.  Participants are also expected to complete an action learning project.

As part of the Department’s Women in Leadership Initiative, the Department is offering 24 partially funded places in this program.

Applications are now closed.

Learning intention

By the end of this program, it is expected participants will have:

  • improved confidence in their leadership style and capability
  • increased leadership capability in current workplaces
  • access to coaching and mentoring.  

Alignment to professional standards

Australian Professional Standard for Principals:

  • Personal qualities, social and interpersonal skills
  • Developing self and others
  • Leading improvement, innovation and change
  • Leading the management of the school.

About the facilitators

Judy McGinn is a professional leadership coach, counsellor, trainer and education consultant with more than 35 years’ experience in the human services and personal development industry. Before relocating to Perth, Judy was based in the Kimberley for 16 years, where she held positions in management, consultancy, counselling and education with the Department for Child Protection and the Department of Education.

Jenny Cole is an accredited coach and experienced facilitator. She focuses on achieving positive results for individuals and assisting clients to achieve personal and organisational goals. Before becoming a coach and facilitator, Jenny’s career was is teaching and school leadership. She has worked extensively with leaders, teachers and corporate teams across Australia, challenging people to be their best within safe, yet stimulating environments.    


    Four days plus one coaching

    Commencing 9 May 2018



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Apply for a Department partially funded place

The cost per person is $400. This program has been significantly subsidised by the Department of Education.

Eligibility to apply for a Department partially funded place

Applications for a Department partially funded place in the 2018 program are open to applicants whose substantive position is:

  • Level 3 and above (Education Act)
  • Level 6 and above (Public Service Award).

Applicants must be willing to:

  • commit to all elements of the program
  • gain endorsement/sponsorship from their line manager
  • confirm support from their line manager for travel, time away from work and other activities/events that impact on the workplace.

Extra funding is available to assist regional participants with travel and accommodation costs. Refer to the application pack for further details.

How to apply

Selection process

A panel will select the successful applicants on the basis of merit, eligibility requirements and sponsor feedback, as required. All applicants will receive written notification of the panel’s decision.

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Day 1* Day 2 Day 3 Group coaching and
action learning projects
Day 4
9 May 2018

Leadership Institute 
10 May 2018

Leadership Institute 
11 May 2018

Leadership Institute 
May-July 2018 Friday
27 July 2018

Leadership Institute 

All programs run 8.30am to 4.00pm.

*Day 1 also includes the launch of the Launch of Women in Leadership Alumni, 4.00pm – 5.30pm, at the Institute.




Leadership Institute
Building B  
164-194 Oxford Street, Leederville

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On the day

  • Programs start at 8.30am. (Institute doors open at 8.00am.)
  • Business dress is required.
  • Morning tea and lunch are provided.


The Leadership Institute is located in Building B at 164-194 Oxford Street, Leederville. We co-locate with the School of Isolated and Distance Education (SIDE).



Please note the Institute does not have on-site parking available:

  • The City of Vincent has a number of car parks throughout Leederville.
  • The closest long term paid parking is available on the south side of The Avenue Car Park on Leederville Parade.
  • Short term paid parking (two hour) is available in adjacent streets.
  • The City of Vincent offers a 'pay by phone' parking service.
  • The Institute is a two minute walk from Leederville train station.
  • Taxis service the site promptly.
  • Cycle racks are located outside Building F at the Institute.

Download the Institute map and parking information.

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Further information

For further information, please contact Dianne Rigby at the Leadership Institute on 9413 3333 or email


Rising Leaders

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