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Middle Leaders: Leading from Within

About the program

Middle Leaders: Leading from Within is designed to help aspirant school leaders and middle managers understand their role to support those managing them and those they manage. It focuses on developing an understanding of human nature within working relationships that will enable them to build relational trust and solve complex problems.                                                             

In terms of the Leadership Pipeline, it is at this stage as individuals move from managing self to managing others that leadership mindsets are established that will determine leadership behaviours throughout their career. 

Learning intention

By the end of this two-day program, it is intended participants will be able to:                                                                                               

  • understand their role within the school to support those who manage them and those they manage
  • develop a plan for how to transition between roles within the school day
  • understand the different levels of work that exist within a school
  • articulate leadership styles and identify when they may be required
  • understand that workplace trust is foundational to all relationships
  • have a tool to seek, receive and provide feedback
  • have a tool for understanding human nature
  • recognise the importance of managing people differently, based on personality styles to get the best from them
  • understand the importance of using the resources around them to develop the most effective solutions. 

Target audience

Aspirant school leaders and middle leaders

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 in every Australian State and Territory, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, the GCI team is linked into the latest research and practice in school leadership and coaching in education.

Our facilitators include:

Grant O'Sullivan Kristy Mularcyzk Ben Calleja

Alignment to professional standards

Australian Professional Standard for Principals:

  • Developing self and others.

Australian Professional Standards for Teachers:

  • 6.1 Identify and plan professional learning needs
  • 6.2 Engage in professional learning and improve practice
  • 6.3 Engage with colleagues and improve practice.

    Two-day program

    15 and 16 March 2018
    19 and 20 July 2018



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  Day 1 Day 2 Times
Cohort 1 Thursday
15 March 2018
16 March 2018
8.30am to 4.30pm
Cohort 2 Thursday
19 July 2018
20 July 2018
8.30am to 4.30pm

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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.


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 Middle Leaders: Leading from Within on PLIS.
  • Complete your details and payment.

Further information

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

Middle Leaders: Leading from Within

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