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Leading a Coaching Culture for Learning

About the program

Leading a Coaching Culture for Learning is a one day strategic planning workshop for school leaders and ideally for leadership teams to attend together.  This workshop will enable school leaders to commence the strategic planning to build a coaching culture over time.

"…coaching cultures exist when groups of people embrace coaching as a way of making holistic improvements to individuals within their organisations through formal and informal coaching interactions." — Gormley & van Nieuwerburgh (2014).

Learning intention

At the end of this one-day workshop you will have an understanding of what the coaching culture for learning looks like in your setting. You will learn how to implement a plan for achieving a coaching culture for learning.

Success Criteria

As a result of this workshop participants will have:

  • knowledge on how to implement a plan for achieving a coaching culture for learning
  • understand the future perfect “coaching culture for learning”
  • an increased knowledge around the research into coaching cultures and what that means for your school.


Who will benefit?

This workshop is designed for those who have responsibility for planning and leading school culture.  It is recommended where possible, for leadership teams to attend this workshop together, however that is not an imperative. Leading a Coaching Culture for Learning enables leadership teams to plan the steps and consider the resources required to build a coaching culture in their school.

Participant expectations

During this workshop you will be asked to participate in a facilitated planning session based on the coaching needs of your school.  


Previous participant testimonials

"Well Done! Great opportunity to reflect with my administration team to plan our ongoing direction."
Glen Bewick, Principal, Eddystone Primary School, September 2016

"Great. Engaging presenter.  Well-paced day with plenty of time for discussion."
Kim Knowles, Principal Consultant, September 2016


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 covering every state and territory in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, the GCI team is linked into the latest research and practice on school leadership and coaching in education.

Our facilitators include:

Grant O'Sullivan

Kristy Mularczyk

Ben Calleja

Kelly Smith


Alignment to professional standards

Leading a Coaching Culture for Learning is specifically aligned with the following key professional practices from the Australian Professional Standard for Principals

  • Developing self and others
  • Leading teaching and learning
  • Leading improvement, innovation and change
  • Leading the management of the school.

    One-day workshop

    No current intakes




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There are no current intakes for this program.






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.
  • 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

Leading a Coaching Culture for Learning

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