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Leading School Improvement: Making It Happen Master Class

About the program

Leading School Improvement: Making It Happen Master Class is for school leaders who have completed one of the Institute’s Leading School Improvement programs:

It is designed to be highly interactive with a mix of individual and group work. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the three stages of whole school improvement and will complete a self-assessment to fully understand their school’s stage of development, where it needs to head and how.

The master class focuses on:

  • the core challenge of improving teaching
  • unpacking a key theory of action – learning goals
  • building the effectiveness of the leadership team
  • developing core structures for supporting more teachers to work like the best
  • activities specifically designed to address the school’s current stage of leading whole school improvement.

Learning intention

By the end of the master class, it is intended that participants will be able to:

  • understand how to achieve school improvement
  • diagnose their school’s stage of development
  • determine the appropriate strategies to move the school to the next stage in accordance with their annual improvement plan
  • apply processes that engage staff and engender their support.

Target audience

School leaders

About the facilitator

Vic Zbar has extensive consultancy and project management experience and is recognised internationally for his writing on education and a range of education reports. Before the establishment of Zbar Consulting, Vic was the Assistant Director of Human Resources in the Victorian Department of Education, having earlier been principal adviser to its chief executive, giving him an in-depth knowledge of the work of most aspects of the Office of Schools.

He is a widely-published author in education and management and in 2017 co-wrote Driving School Improvement: A Practical Guide with Pamela Macklin, published by ACER.

Alignment to professional standards

Australian Professional Standard for Principals:

  • Leading teaching and learning
  • Developing self and others
  • Leading improvement innovation and change.

    Two-day program

    7 and 8 June 2018

    31 October and
    1 November 2018



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  Day 1 Times Day 2 Times Venue
Cohort 1 Thursday
7 June 2018
9.00am to 4.00pm Friday
8 June 2018
8.30am to 4.30pm Institute for Professional Learning,
Cohort 2 Wednesday
31 October 2018
9.00am to 4.00pm Thursday
1 November 2018
8.30am to 4.30pm Institute for Professional Learning,

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Leadership Institute 
Building B
164-194 Oxford Street, Leederville

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On the day

  • Programs start at 8.30am and 9.00am.  (Institute doors open at 8.00am.)
  • Morning tea and lunch are provided.
  • Business dress is required.


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 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 register

  • Register for Leading School Improvement: Making It Happen Master Class on PLIS.
  • Complete your details.

Further information

Please contact the Leadership Institute on 1300 610 801 or email


Leading School Improvement: Making It Happen Master Class

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