Department of Education

Mindful Leaders Series I

About the program

The very popular and highly commended Mindful Leaders Program is now offered in a more flexible delivery mode, making it more accessible to school leaders. The Mindful Leaders Series I comprises 1.5 hour sessions over five consecutive weeks. Participants will be able to 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 will explore 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 will include ways of integrating mindfulness to daily leadership activities and wellbeing to optimise personal performance. Series I will include 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 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

At the end of this program participants will be able to focus their attention more purposefully and sustainably and be more open and prepared for constant change and distraction. 


Success criteria

By completing this program, participants will:

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

Who will benefit?

This program is for school leaders.

Mindful Leaders Program
A life changing experience

Did the program meet your expectations? 

How important is it for people to develop these skills?

What was the main impact on your school and your leadership? 

What were the key take-aways? 

Does the 10-minute commitment to mindfulness make you more productive? 


Participant expectations

Participants commit to:

  • all elements of the program
  • spaced evaluations of the program.

About the facilitator

Potential Project is a world provider in mindfulness training. They have 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 postgraduate psychology and educational 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 both 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 the following sectors: resource and exploration, primary producers, retail, education and the military.


Previous participant testimonials

"I found the platform worked well, was clear and didn’t diminish the experience at all.  I generally don’t like online learning or platforms like this but I enjoyed the experience and appreciated the convenience."
Aaron Thomas, Principal, Margaret River Primary School


Alignment to professional standards

Australian Professional Standards for Principals:

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

    Five week program



    Commencing 27 October 2017

    Register now for
    Mindful Leaders Series I



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  Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Times
Cohort 2 Friday
27 October 2017
2 November 2017
9 November 2017
16 November 2017
23 November 2017
7.30am - 9.00am






Statewide Services
33 Giles Avenue, Padbury

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On the day

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


Statewide Services is located at 33 Giles Avenue, Padbury.



Download the Statewide Services map and parking information.

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How to enrol

Further information

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


Mindful Leaders Series I

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