Department of Education

Mindful Leaders


About the program

Mindful Leaders comprises two-hour sessions over nine 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. 

Funded places

The Department is seeking expressions of interest from school leaders (heads of learning area, deputy principals and principals) for 40 substantially funded places, which includes 10 places online via Webex for regional school leaders. Applicants must own an applicable substantive position and on acceptance of a funded place, are required to attend nine sessions for two hours each week.

The cost is $200 per person. The Department is subsidising $1400 for each participant.

Expressions of interest have now closed.

Target audience

Principals.

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, 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.

    Nine-week program

    $200

    NB:The Department is
    subsidising $1400 for each
    participant 

    Leederville

    No current intakes

   
    Mindful Leaders Program
    Participant Feedback

    Aaron Thomas
    Principal
    Margaret River Primary School

    Download video transcript


    

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Dates

  Introductory
Session
Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Session 5 Session 6 Session 7 Session 8 Session 9 Time Location
Cohort 1 (Perth) Thursday
12 April 2018
Thursday
3 May 2018
Thursday
10 May 2018
Thursday
17 May 2018
Thursday
24 May 2018
Thursday
31 May 2018
Thursday
7 June 2018
Thursday
14 June 2018
Thursday
21 June 2018
Friday
28 June 2018
7.30am to 9.30am Leadership Institute 
Cohort 2 (Regional) Thursday
12 April 2018
Thursday
3 May 2018
Thursday
10 May 2018
Thursday
17 May 2018
Thursday
24 May 2018
Thursday
31 May 2018
Thursday
7 June 2018
Thursday
14 June 2018
Thursday
21 June 2018
Friday
28 June 2018
10.00am to 12.00pm WebEx delivery

Cost

$200 

Venue

Leadership Institute
Building B
164-194 Oxford Street, Leederville

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On the day

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

Location

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).

Parking

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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Further information

Please contact the Leadership Institute on 1300 610 801 or email leadership.institute@education.wa.edu.au.

 

 

Mindful Leaders
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