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Mindful Leaders

About the program

Mindful Leaders comprises two-hour sessions over ten consecutive weeks.

The program introduces 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 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. 

It includes:

  • ways of integrating mindfulness to daily leadership activities and wellbeing to optimise personal performance
  • practical tools to improve ways of working and communicating more mindfully and managing personal energy levels. 

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


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, it 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.

    Ten-week program

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    Non-Department leaders

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    Aaron Thomas
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There are no current intakes for this program.


  • $1600 (Department of Education leaders)
  • $1900 (Non-Department of Education leaders)


Leadership Institute
Building B
164-194 Oxford Street, Leederville

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On the day

  • All sessions run from 7.30am until 9.30am.
  • Breakfast will be provided from 7.30am.
  • Business dress is required.


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 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.

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How to register

  • Register for Mindful Leaders on PLIS
    • Department of Education leaders register here.

    • Non-Department of Education leaders register here. For assistance, download the guide on how to register for a workshop using PLIS.

  • Complete your details and payment.

Further information

Please contact the Leadership Institute on 1300 610 801 or email




Mindful Leaders

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