Department of Education

Mindful Leaders Series I


About the program

The very popular and highly commended Mindful Leaders Program is now offered in two parts, making it more accessible to school leaders. Mindful Leaders Series I comprises 1.5 hour sessions over eight consecutive weeks. Participants can register for Mindful Leader Series I and then continue their learning with the optional Mindful Leaders Series II component at a later date.

The program introduces the concepts of mindfulness and mental effectiveness for school leaders and explores how simple, but powerful mindfulness techniques can radically transform leadership capabilities. Specifically, mindfulness has been shown to increase focus, attention, awareness, empathy and compassion. It has also been proven to help reduce stress, improve sleep quality and enhance overall sense of well-being.

Leveraging the latest scientific research, Mindful Leaders Series I  explores four key mental strategies that introduce methods and tools to cultivate more helpful mind states, conducive to enhancing leadership performance and improving personal wellbeing. The series includes ways of integrating mindfulness to daily leadership activities and wellbeing to optimise personal performance. Series I includes practical tools to improve ways of working and communicating more mindfully and managing personal energy levels. 

Formal mindfulness training is a fundamental and essential part of the program and the Series I mindfulness training component is based on the first element that is required to develop a mindful and effective mind – focus training. Focus mindfulness training provides the mechanisms to shift from distraction to focused attention. Series I is a prerequisite to Series II.

Learning intention

By the end of this program, it is intended, participants will:

  • improve their performance and effectiveness
  • increase their creativity and energy
  • increase their balance and resilience
  • increase their leadership capabilities. 

Target audience

School leaders.

About the facilitator

Potential Project is a world provider in mindfulness training. The company has worked with a number of large, international companies and government organisations.

Johanne Klap has a wealth of educational and leadership development experience and is an accredited corporate based mindfulness trainer. She has post-graduate psychology and education qualifications and is passionate about contributing to educational excellence in Western Australia.

Johanne is an executive leadership coach and learning specialist and has been working in professional and personal development since 1999. Previously, she has been a marketing manager and public relations manager. She has secondary teaching experience in Australia and the United Kingdom, and is an award-winning university lecturer. 

Her coaching philosophy is strength-based and is underpinned by solution-focused methodology. Johanne’s passion has always been on working from people’s own deep wisdom and assisting them to realise the potential in themselves and others. She believes in harnessing existing knowledge to achieve negotiated outcomes.

Johanne has a strong and relevant academic background and extensive practical experience working with individuals and teams to achieve their goals. Her clients include organisations and senior leaders from resource and exploration, primary producers, retail, education and the military.

Previous participant testimonial - Mindful Leaders Program feedback

"I went into the program expecting lots, but perhaps not that much. In the end, I can genuinely say, yeah, surpassed all my expectations and has changed the way I live my life now."
Aaron Thomas, Principal, Margaret River Primary School

Alignment to professional standards

Australian Professional Standard for Principals:

  • Leading Teaching and Learning
  • Developing Self and Others
  • Leading Improvement, Innovation and Change
  • Engaging and Working with the Community.

    Eight week program

    Commencing 6 March 2018

    $1690

    Leederville

    Register now

    Mindful Leaders Program
    Participant Feedback

    Aaron Thomas
    Principal
    Margaret River Primary School

    Download video transcript


    

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Dates

  Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Venue
Cohort 1 Tuesday
6 March 2018
Tuesday
13 March 2018
Tuesday
20 March 2018
Tuesday
27 March 2018
Tuesday
3 April 2018
Tuesday
10 April 2018
Tuesday
8 May 2018
Tuesday
15 May 2018
Institute for Professional Learning,
Leederville

All programs run from 7.30am to 9.00am.

Register now.

Cost

$1690

Venue

Institute for Professional Learning
Building B
164-194 Oxford Street, Leederville

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On the day

  • Breakfast will be provided from 7.30am.
  • Business dress is required.
  • Parking is available onsite.

Location

The Institute for Professional Learning is located in Building B at 164-194 Oxford Street, Leederville WA. We co-locate with the School of Isolated and Distance Education (SIDE).

Parking

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.

Download the Statewide Services map and parking information.

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How to register

  • Register for Mindful Leaders Series I on PLIS.
  • Complete your details and payment.

Further information

Please contact the Institute for Professional Learning on 1300 610 801 or email institute.professional.learning@education.wa.edu.au for more information.

 

Mindful Leaders Series I
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