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Instructional Coaching: Leading the Impact Cycle

About the program

Coaching is a way of leading and learning, and is becoming central in the way that schools support improvement initiatives by enhancing the quality of teaching and the performance of staff and students.

Instructional Coaching: Leading the Impact Cycle is a two-day program designed around the key themes of Dr Jim Knight’s 2018 book, The Impact Cycle: What Instructional Coaches Should Do to Foster Powerful Improvements in Teaching. Dr Knight has spent more than two decades studying instructional coaching and professional learning.

The aim of this program is to support educators in establishing coaching cycles that are targeted and aligned to identified pedagogical practices in schools. It is particularly intended for those who lead instruction, including middle leaders, emerging leaders, aspiring principals and others whose core function in schools is to help teachers develop their practice.

Learning intention

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

  • have been introduced to the Partnership Principles for coaching practice
  • have clarified your approach to instructional coaching
  • be able to identify ways to assist instructional coaches share and model teaching strategies
  • be able to develop an approach to help teachers sustain commitment towards goal attainment
  • be able to use the 3-step impact cycle to help teachers identify areas of improvement, learn new teaching strategies, and improve practice with evidence-based feedback
  • be able to improve skills in targeted classroom observation and feedback.

Target audience

Emerging and 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.

Our facilitators include:

Grant O'Sullivan   Ben Calleja   Phil Collins   Brenda Sinclair-Jones


    Two-day program


    18 and 19 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 management of the school
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Dates and times

Day 1 Day 2 Time
18 September 2019
19 September 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 and Subiaco Oval do 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 Instructional Coaching: Leading the Impact Cycle on PLIS.
  • Complete your details and payment.

Further information

Please contact the Leadership Institute on 1300 610 801 or email


Instructional Coaching: Leading the Impact Cycle

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