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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 area, wellbeing coordinators or wellbeing committee members with wellbeing principles that can be embedded across a whole school.

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

Learning intentions

By the end of this program, it is intended that 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 implement a school-wide wellbeing plan.

Target audience

Aspiring school leaders, classroom leaders and team leaders.

About the facilitators 

Kaya Consulting is a multi-national firm specialising in organisational effectiveness. It is 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.

Our facilitators include:

Stephen Macdonald 
Stephen has spent a number of years working in and around schools in leadership roles ranging from pastoral care, external educational consultancy and leadership coaching. Stephen is an industrial organisational psychologist with a focus on workplace wellbeing and leadership practices that lead to organisational effectiveness and wellness. 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
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. 

Abby Rammelkamp
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. Abby has a particular interest in team and organisational culture-change programs.

Robyn Walshe
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.

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 practice

    One-day program 

    2 March 2018



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Day Date Time
Friday 2 March 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

  • Program 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 Schools 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 Leading a Culture of Wellbeing on PLIS.
  • Complete your details.

Further information

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


Leading a Culture of Wellbeing

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