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High Performance Meets High Care

About the program

The High Performance Meets High Care workshop aims to build the confidence and understanding of school leaders in managing employee performance concerns alongside actual or potential mental health issues. The ability to deal with matters where there is a history of mental health issues, difficult behaviour, denial and conflict appropriately, and with sensitivity, requires understanding and skill. 

The workshop is coordinated by the Employee Relations and the Quality Teaching Support Team and complements the Performance Management for Principals and School Administrators workshop.


Learning intention

By the end of this program participants will have:

  • an understanding of indicators of potential mental ill health
  • the skills to manage persistent performance concerns where mental health concerns exist
  • approaches in response to persistent difficult behaviours and conflict
  • information on the characteristics and importance of regular quality feedback
  • clarity about when to refer a fitness for work (medical) issue to the occupational physician
  • information on what are reasonable adjustments in response to injury/illness
  • an overview of the supports available for employees and for principals.


Success criteria

As a result of this program, participants will have increased confidence and understanding of the management of employee performance concerns alongside potential mental health issues.


Who will benefit

The program is designed for principals and school administrators who are current line managers.  Managers corporate services may only attend with their principal.


About the facilitators

High Performance Meets High Care is presented by Dr Roger Lai, Occupational Physician, alongside a panel of experts from the Department of Education’s Employee Relations Directorate.


Alignment to professional standards

Australian Professional Standard for Principals:‚Äč

  • Leading the management of the school.

Competency Framework for School Corporate Services Staff:

  • Human resource management.

    One-day workshop

    1 November 2017



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Day Dates Times
Wednesday 1 November 2017 9.00am to 3.00pm






Institute for Professional Learning   
Building B
164-194 Oxford Street

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On the day

  • Programs start at 9.00am. Tea and coffee are available from 7.45am.
  • Business dress is required.

  • Morning tea and lunch are provided.

  • Wifi connection is available.


The Institute for Professional Learning is located in Building B at 164-194 Oxford Street, Leederville WA. We co-locate with the Schools 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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How to enrol

Further information

Please contact the Institute for Professional Learning on 1300 610 801 or email


High Performance Meets High Care

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