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Principal's Professional Learning

Being a leader of a public school demands particularly sophisticated understandings and skills. Each school leader has a clear responsibility and allegiance to the school they lead; and to maximise opportunities for their students to be successful.

Principals advocate for the school and are expected to respond with local educational solutions to the aspirations and demands of parents and the wider school community. In itself, this is a complex and demanding leadership challenge.

The Leadership Institute provides high level professional learning for principals through all career stages to strengthen school leadership and teacher effectiveness and to ensure high quality school education for every child.

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New in 2019

Launch: Newly Appointed Principal Program

    Multi-faceted program
    $500

 

Launch: Newly Appointed Principal Program is intended for leaders in their first three years of principalship. It has been designed to fast-track the learning curve for newly appointed principals, with significant input from new and experienced principals, as well as the Department’s Leadership Strategy and recommendations from AITSL’s Leading with Impact.

The program contains three distinct parts to reflect the complexity of the role, but also interlink with each other to support all aspects and challenges of the role:

  1. Launch: Newly Appointed Principal Program
  2. Leading the management of your school
  3. Mentoring and coaching support

A core aim of Launch: Newly Appointed Principal Program is to develop participants’ personal and interpersonal skills to more effectively engage with staff and community members in positive ways, that help lead quality instruction and change.  The program is targeted at newly appointed principals in their first principal appointment or with a contract of 6 months or longer.

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Leading School Improvement Leading School Improvement
in a Small School

Leading School Improvement
in a Special Education Need Context
Leading School Improvement:
Making It Happen Master Class
Instructional Leadership: Learning Leadership for School Improvement and Innovation

    Four-day spaced program
    $800


This program is designed for members of the school leadership team. Participants will gain insights into how to approach whole school planning to achieve the best results possible for students. They will explore their current school environment to help determine a starting point for improvement.

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    Four-day spaced program
    $800

Level 3 or 4 principals have the opportunity to develop their skills in leading whole school improvement and building on their current practice in a small school. Participants reflect on their current practice, develop plans for their school context and learn to maximise resources and expertise within their school to have a positive effect in the classroom.

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    Four-day spaced program
    $800

This program is designed for principals and the leadership team in a special education need setting. A goal of this program is to help build a cohesive, high-functioning team that will have a positive effect on the school. Attention is paid to planning for improvement in the special education need context with opportunities to consider current practice in identifying and monitoring longitudinal improvement.

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    Two-day program
    $650

This program is for school leaders who have completed one of the Institute’s Leading School Improvement programs. Participants have the opportunity to learn about the three stages of whole school improvement and complete a self-assessment to fully understand their school’s stage of development, where it needs to head and how.

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    Five-day program
    $2000

Instructional leadership plays a key role in the quality and variability of instruction between teachers. This program identifies how successful school leaders create an environment that motivates teachers and provides them with opportunities to increase their capability, which leads to continuous improvement in the standards of teaching and learning.

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Mindful Leaders The Mind of the Leader
Mental Health for School
and System Leaders

Introduction to Leadership Coaching

Graduate Certficate
of Education Business Leadership

    Ten-week program
    $1600

This program introduces concepts of mindfulness and mental effectiveness for school leaders and explores how simple, but powerful mindfulness techniques can radically transform leadership capabilities. This internationally recognised program explores how leaders can better focus their time and effort on practices that have the biggest impact, ultimately leading to better decision making and improved student outcomes.

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    One-day program
    $320

This program, based on the principles in the book The Mind of the Leader, by Rasmus Hougaard and Jacqueline Carter, will challenge and provoke current thinking about leadership, leaving you with a fresh perspective, deeper insights and a renewed focus on leadership. The program emphasises mindful practice by allowing you, as a leader, to explore how to lead yourself before successfully leading others. 

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    One-day program
    No cost

This one-day program introduces school and system leaders to common mental health and wellbeing conditions that are prevalent in the workplace, including depression, anxiety, stress, work demands, and occupational burnout. This program, available in both metropolitan and regional locations, includes exploration of mental health stigma, supports available to self and others, the role of line managers in supporting wellbeing and mental health, and how to conduct quality wellbeing conversations.

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    ​Two-day program
    $650

A coaching approach can be used in a brief, informal setting or a formal performance management situation. This program provides the skills and confidence to apply coaching approaches to managing others using the GROWTH coaching model.

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     Post-graduate qualification
     $2400 per unit

This qualification is offered in partnership with Deakin University. It is suitable for anyone managing the business of education, including principals, deputy principals and managers corporate services. It is designed to help participants lead diverse teams, adapt to change and work collaboratively to achieve improved governance and business outcomes in the workplace.

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Verbal Judo for Individuals
Verbal Judo for Leaders Growing Effective Teams
Peer Coaching:
Positive Conversations About Teaching Practice
Instructional Coaching:
Leading the Impact Cycle

    One-day program
    $385

This program is for anyone who has direct contact with students, parents, work colleagues and the community in emotionally charged and difficult situations. It gives participants the advantage of knowing what to say, how to say it and why it works.

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    Two-day program
    $695

This program includes all of the one-day Verbal Judo for Individuals content, as well as advanced material that will assist in the often difficult role of overseeing the performance of others. The program shows participants how to get the best from their team by the effective use of their professional presence and words.

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    Two-day program
    $450

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 and explores how leaders can have the rigorous, open dialogue with different personality types.

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    Online module and one-day program
    $400

Peer coaching is a learning conversation between two or more colleagues. This confidential process enables participants to reflect on current practice, share ideas, set professional goals, teach one another, build new skills and solve problems. The program provides an introduction to peer coaching and the GROWTH coaching model.

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    Two-day program
    $900

This two-day program is 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.

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Leading Classroom Observation and Feedback Leading a Culture of
Whole School Self-Assessment
 

Aboriginal Cultural Standards Framework:
Leading a Culturally Responsive School
Application Writing and Interview Skills
for School Leaders
Interview with Impact:
First Impressions Count

    One-day program
    $240

This program is for school leaders focused on improving teaching and learning at a whole school level. It explores models for classroom observation and puts emphasis on the importance of leadership to drive whole school improvement. Participants will examine the characteristics of effective feedback and learn how to utilise feedback to drive improved practice. 

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    One-day program
    $240

The program supports school leadership teams to develop and foster a culture of whole school self-assessment to support the school improvement cycle.  You will have the opportunity to investigate effective whole school self-assessment processes, strengthen capacity to systematically and continuously reflect on efforts to improve student achievement. 

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    One-day program
    $160

This program aims to provide an increased appreciation and understanding of the key messages of the Aboriginal Cultural Standards Framework. You will have the opportunity to reflect on your approaches and to gain practical insights into how to lead implementation of the Framework and drive change by supporting all staff to understand and reflect on the Framework.  

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    One-day program
    $200

This program provides the opportunity to refine written application skills and build on that foundation to shape and improve interview performance in the range of situations job candidates can experience. This workshop is for principals and current school leaders applying for principal positions.

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    Two-hour workshop
    $80

This workshop teaches participants about what happens to their body and brain as they feel interview stress, and provides the opportunity to learn and practice simple techniques to quell the physiological effects of stress that affects their performance.

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Coaching on Demand

Email and Workflow Mastery

Leading the Management of Critical Incidents

 
 

Institute service

The Institute offers professional coaching that supports, challenges and empowers. It seeks to raise standards of performance, enabling you to become an effective leader in a time of change. The Leadership Institute has established a Buyers Guide: Provision of Coaching and Training Services to offer you access to a coach on demand.

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    One-hour video presentation
    No cost

This one-hour video presentation provides participants with easy-to-follow systems for taming their inbox, enabling them to focus on the right work at the right time. The program outlines, in a practical, no-nonsense way, how to set up an integrated workflow management system that takes the stress out of managing email and workload. The program is suitable for users of Microsoft Outlook™.

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    One-day workshop
    $80

Through scenario-based learning, this program provides participants with the foundations for leading the management of critical incidents, increasing their understanding of supporting policies and processes, and the communication and leadership skills that underpin good management.

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