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Middle Leaders: Leading from Within

About the program

Middle Leaders: Leading from Within is designed to help you, as an aspirant school leader or middle manager, to understand your role to support those managing you and those you manage. It focuses on developing an understanding of human nature within working relationships that will enable you to build relational trust and solve complex problems.                                                             

In terms of the leadership pathway, 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 that you will be able to:                                                                                              

  • understand your role within the school to support those who manage you and those you 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

Middle leaders and emerging leaders.

About the facilitators

The Kaya Group is a multi-national firm specialising in organisational effectiveness. Kaya is committed to building educational capability and healthy schools in Australia and New Zealand by helping schools enhance performance, optimise productivity and, ultimately, maximise staff and student outcomes. By focusing on people at all levels, Kaya enables schools to achieve their potential by empowering their people to realise theirs. Kaya draws on over 150 years of research into organisational and individual potential and performance to help organisations thrive. Read more about The Kaya Group and their facilitators.

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


    10 and 11 June 2019
    15 and 16 August 2019


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  Day 1 Day 2 Times
Cohort 2 Monday
10 June 2019
11 June 2019
8.30am to 4.00pm
Cohort 3 Thursday
15 August 2019
16 August 2019
8.30am to 4.00pm

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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. (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 register

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

Further information

Please contact the Leadership Institute on 1300 610 801 or email

Middle Leaders: Leading from Within

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