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Leading in a Regional or Remote School

About the program

Leading in a Regional or Remote School has been specifically designed to support leaders with the special challenges of working in more isolated settings.

Originally developed with leaders in the Kimberley and in the Lands School, this program introduces participants to a range of leadership tools, to help them develop their personal effectiveness, get greater buy-in from staff and the community and make breakthroughs with challenging individuals.

The program brings together regional and remote school leaders for a one-day workshop. Under the guidance of an experienced facilitator, who spent many years working with Kimberley communities, participants will get the opportunity to reflect on their leadership, develop new strategies and learn from their peers.

Following the workshop the participants will also engage in 1 x 60 minute one-on-one coaching session and 2 x 30 minute one-on-one coaching sessions.

Throughout the program, participants will be encouraged to reflect on how they can apply their learning to solve current issues in their school. Participants will be expected to take part in small group and whole group activities in the one-day workshop.

Learning intention

In the one-day workshop participants will meet with other leaders from regional and remote schools and work with a qualified coach to:

  • reflect on their leadership and identify a key leadership shift they would like to make
  • learn some practical tools for building rapport and influencing others who may be very different from themselves
  • build self-awareness and develop resilience to cope with the day to day challenges of the role
  • continue learning when they return to their school via three one-to-one coaching sessions – enabling participants to apply the learning from the program and apply new approaches in thier school, while getting individual support from a personal leadership coach.

Participant expectations

Participants are required to:

  • arrange and participate in the three coaching sessions
  • complete one hour of preparation work before each coaching session - reading through insight materials and engaging in reflection exercises.

Target audience

School leaders and aspiring school leaders in remote or regional locations.

Alignment to professional standards

Australian Professional Standard for Principals:‚Äč

  • Developing self and others

    One-day program and three
    additional coaching sessions

    No current intakes



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There are no current intakes for this program.




Leadership Institute
Building B
164-194 Oxford Street, Leederville


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On the day

  • Programs start at 8.30am. (Institute doors open at 8.00am.)
  • Business dress is required.
  • Morning tea and lunch are provided.


The Leadership Institute is located in Building B at 164-194 Oxford Street, Leederville. 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 regsiter

  • Register for Leading in a Regional or Remote School on PLIS.
  • Complete your details and payment.

Further information

Please contact the Leadership Institute on 1300 610 801 or email


Leading in a Regional or Remote School

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