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Introduction to Leadership Coaching

About the program

Introduction to Leadership Coaching provides the opportunity to learn the skills and gain the confidence required for managing others with a coaching approach.

In this practical two-day program, participants will have the opportunity to learn how to use the GROWTH coaching model for having coaching conversations with individuals and teams. Coaching approaches to leadership are extremely effective and participants will get a solid introduction to how and why this is so.

Learning intention

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

  • been introduced to the GROWTH coaching system
  • explored and applied the GROWTH coaching model to a range of workplace conversations
  • practised next steps for taking coaching forward in the participant's context
  • explored Emotional Intelligence.

Target audience

Principals, school leaders and teachers 

About the facilitators

Growth Coaching International (GCI) is one of the largest providers of coaching and coach training in the Australian education sector. With offices in every Australian State and Territory, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, the GCI team is linked into the latest research and practice in school leadership and coaching in education.

Our facilitators include:

Grant O'Sullivan Kristy Mularczyk Ben Calleja

    Two-day program

    Multiple cohorts

    $650 per person


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Previous participant testimonials

"Very well presented and organised – discussion of scenarios and what a suggested course of action could be regarding the purpose of the conversation was helpful."
Rhiannon Geddis, Head of Department, Governor Stirling Senior High School, August 2016

"This course has provided me with some useful tools to help grow my confidence in this particular area of my role."
Julie Walkden, Manager Corporate Services, Margaret River Primary School, August 2016

"Plenty of opportunities to practice coaching skills in pairs/triads has given me the confidence to start coaching and helping staff achieve goals."
Tamara Doig, Deputy Principal, Dalkeith Primary School, October 2016

Alignment to professional standards

Australian Professional Standard for Principals

  • Developing self and others

Complementary program

In addition, it is recommended that participants also attend the one day Performance Management for Principals and School Administrators program delivered by a team of experienced Labour Relations advisors from the Department of Education. This will equip leaders with the skills and confidence to conduct highly effective performance development conversations, provide ‘in the moment’ challenging feedback in a timely manner, and be able to offer help to employees to develop and improve their performances and then, on occasions when an employee is demonstrating poor performance, know how to effectively address performance concerns within the context of the policy and industrial provision

The two programs complement each other and are recommended for both beginning and experienced school leaders.

Ideally participants would undertake Introduction to Leadership Coaching and then attend Performance Management for Principals and School Administrators.  They are also able to attend the programs in reverse order if needed.

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Dates and times

  Day 1 Day 2 Time
Cohort 1 Tuesday
10 April 2018
11 April 2018
8.30am to 4.00pm
Cohort 2 Monday
25 June 2018
26 June 2018
8.30am to 4.00pm
Cohort 3 Wednesday
19 September 2018
20 September 2018
8.30am to 4.00pm
Cohort 4 Tuesday
27 November 2018
28 November 2018
8.30am to 4.00pm

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Institute for Professional Learning
Building B
164-194 Oxford Street

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On the day

  • Programs start at 8.30am. Tea and coffee are available from 7.45am.
  • Business dress is required.
  • Morning tea and lunch are provided.


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


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

  • 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.

Download the Institute map and parking information.

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How to register

  • Register for Introduction to Leadership Coaching on PLIS.
  • Complete your details and payment.
  • If you also wish to attend Performance Management for Principals and School Administrators you are also able to search for this on PLIS.

Further information

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


Introduction to Leadership Coaching

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