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Growing Effective Teams

About the program

This program is for leaders who need to develop a common purpose among team members. It uses a questioning approach and is designed to help encourage team members to take ownership of the shared priorities. The program explores how leaders can have the rigorous, open dialogue with different personality types.

It draws upon the principles of the DISC® behavioural profile, a non-judgemental tool used for discussion of people's behavioural differences. The profile identifies four basic styles that underpin behaviour in the workplace and how these can be leveraged to lead teams more effectively.

These styles include (and hence the profile name):

  • Dominance   
  • Influence    
  • Steadiness
  • Conscientiousness.

Learning intention

In this program, it is intended participants will:   

  • discover the similarities and differences among the DISC® styles and their reactions to different styles
  • develop a plan for leading teams more effectively
  • learn how to use a framework to improve team achievement
  • develop strategies to build trust, commitment and accountability in a team context
  • develop strategies to build trust in a team context so high quality dialogue can occur.

Target audience

Emerging leaders, middle leaders, aspiring principals and principals.

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.

Growing Effective Teams will be facilitated by:

Ben Calleja   Phil Collins

    Two-day program


    Commencing 21 March 2019
    Commencing 10 June 2019

    Commencing 12 September 2019


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Alignment to professional standards

Australian Professional Standard for Principals

  • Leading teaching and learning
  • Developing self and others
  • Leading improvement, innovation and change
  • Leading the mangement of the school
  • Engaging and working with the community.
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Dates and times

  Day 1 Day 2 Time
Cohort 1 Thursday
21 March 2019
9 May 2019
8.30am to 4.00pm
Cohort 2 Monday
10 June 2019
25 July 2019
8.30am to 4.00pm
Cohort 3 Thursday
12 September 2019
21 October 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 Growing Effective Teams on PLIS.
  • Complete your details and payment.

Further information

Please contact the Leadership Institute on 1300 610 801 or email


Growing Effective Teams

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