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Leading a Culture of Wellbeing

About the program

Successfully managing heavy workloads is about working smarter – not harder. It also requires intentional practices at the personal and school level to ensure staff are able to work sustainably at their peak. A healthy school requires healthy teachers and leaders.

Leading a Culture of Wellbeing aims to increase participant's understanding of how to lead a culture of health and wellbeing, and learn how to plan, implement, support and evaluate a whole-school approach to wellbeing.

This program is designed to provide heads of learning areas, wellbeing coordinators, or wellbeing committee members with wellbeing principles that can be embedded across a whole school.

Participants will learn core concepts about the seven facets of wellbeing, the essential components required in a culture of school-wide wellbeing, and gain knowledge to support the executive team in the planning and implementation of a whole-school wellbeing program.

Participants in this course may benefit from their principal/deputy principal attending the Building Optimal Wellbeing in Leadership and Schools program that looks at personal and whole-school wellbeing plans.


Learning intentions

At the end of the one day program participants will:

  • understand the mindsets required for implementing a school-wide wellbeing program
  • have a deeper understanding of core components of wellbeing and what they mean at a school-level
  • know core components required to implement a positive school culture of wellbeing and have tangible ways to support school leaders
  • be able to support principals/deputies as they operationalise a school-wide wellbeing plan.


Who will benefit

Aspiring school leaders, classroom leaders and team leaders will benefit from attending this program.

About the facilitators 

Kaya Consulting is a multi-national firm specialising in organisational effectiveness. They are committed to building educational capability and healthy schools in Australia and New Zealand by helping schools enhance performance, optimise productivity and, ultimately, maximise staff and student outcomes. By focusing on people at all levels, Kaya enables schools to achieve their potential by empowering their people to realise theirs.

Stephen Macdonald BEd, MPsych(Organisational) 
Stephen has spent a number of years working in and around schools in a variety of leadership roles ranging from pastoral care positions, external educational consultancy and leadership coaching. Stephen is an Industrial Organisational (IO) Psychologist with a focus on workplace wellbeing and leadership practices that lead to organisational effectiveness and wellness. Due to his experience working on national wellbeing projects over the last five years he has a particular interest in working with school leaders to assist them with their own wellbeing – the often forgotten factor in creating mentally healthy schools.

Peggy Jasperson BSc(Chemistry), MArts(Teaching, Education Leadership and Administration)
Peggy has developed and delivered programs for students, staff and school-leadership throughout Australia and the USA. Her expertise and experience includes working with schools to develop educational strategies, coaching and providing advisory services to schools, universities and businesses across the country helping to improve the engagement, productivity and performance of their people. Peggy is an accredited Clifton’s Strengths Finder coach and works with schools providing insight into the Gallup Student Poll.

Abby Rammelkamp BSc(Psychology), PGDip(Rehabilitation Counselling), MPsych(Counselling)
Abby is an experienced counselling psychologist with a passion for enabling individuals and organisations to reach their full potential. Her career has focused on managing issues relating to individuals, couples and families, as well as complex issues pertaining to businesses. In addition to professional development programs and executive coaching, Abby has a particular interest in team and organisational culture change programs. This includes designing and delivering personal and professional development programs, such as intervention programs for fly-in-fly-out couples and safety leadership training, as well as emotional intelligence and clinical training programs. This includes solution-focused coaching and schema-focused therapy.

Robyn Walshe BA(Otago), MBA(Massey), PGDipArts, DipTch, FNZIM, PM NZNSA
After 15 years in teaching, with roles including school dean, head of department, careers and counselling, and curriculum development, Robyn moved to a corporate role in a large tertiary education institution. MBA studies led to a strong interest in the link between the performance of an organisation and its staff and the promises made to stakeholders (be they customers, students, community or parents). Over the last decade her consultancy practice has focused on closing this gap in a range of sectors and organisations. Now designing, developing and delivering workshops on related topics in New Zealand and Australia, Robyn demonstrates that her passion for teaching is still paramount.  

Alignment to professional standards 

Australian Professional Standard for Principals:

  • Developing self and others

Australian Professional Standards for Teachers:

6.2 Engage in professional learning and improve practice

6.3 Engage with colleagues and improve pratcice


    One-day program 

    No current intakes




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There are no current intakes for this program.






Boulevard Centre
99 The Boulevard, Floreat

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On the day

  • Program start at 8.30am. 
  • Business dress is required.
  • Morning tea and lunch are provided.



Boulevard Centre
99 The Boulevard, Floreat

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How to enrol

Further information

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


Leading a Culture of Wellbeing

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