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Women in Leadership: Leading with Influence and Impact

About the program

Women in Leadership: Leading with Influence and Impact is designed to provide participants with an evidence-based approach to developing leadership mindsets and skills required to successfully navigate the leadership pipeline. Participants will explore learning agility and its importance in creating a high-performing team culture. The program will cover:

  • Talent X 7 Learning Agility Psychometric Assessment

  • leadership styles and mindsets

  • concepts of learning agility

  • communicating for change

  • building a high performing team culture.

The 2019 program is structured as a one hour individual psychometric assessment debrief session prior to the two consecutive day program and three, one hour individual coaching sessions. Participants are also expected to complete an action learning project.

As part of the Department’s Equity and Diversity Management Strategy, the Department offered 20 partially funded places in this program.

Applications have now closed.

Learning intention

By the end of this program, it is expected participants will have:

  • explored leadership styles, the mental modes required by successful leaders and concepts of learning agility

  • insight into their own learning agility and created a personalised development plan

  • improved confidence in communicating for change

  • utilised leadership frameworks for building high performing teams

  • increased leadership capacity in current workplaces

  • access to individualised coaching.  

Alignment to professional standards

Australian Professional Standard for Principals:

  • Personal qualities, social and interpersonal skills
  • Developing self and others
  • Leading improvement, innovation and change
  • Leading the management of the school.

About the facilitator

Peggy Jasperson is an educational strategies consultant and personal development coach with experience in classroom teaching, educational leadership and business management consulting. Peggy brings a highly-informed perspective to working with schools, universities and businesses across Australia. She uses a strengths-based approach to developing people, building capability and enhancing hope, engagement and wellbeing of staff and students.

In her previous role as a business management consultant at Gallup, Peggy started their Education Practice in Australia, bringing Gallup’s educational research and science to Australia, the first country outside of America. In doing so, she launched the Gallup Student Poll (GSP) Australia, a survey measuring the hope, engagement and wellbeing of students.

At Kaya Consulting, Peggy works with school leaders to help them build optimal healthy performance environments for students and staff. Her engaging conversational approach focuses on identifying the mindset required to shift individual behaviour and walks people through a process of developing a school-wide change-plan that is realistic and sustainable.

Peggy has served as keynote speaker and host for public events including professional learning days for teachers, Hope Conference, student poll results breakfast sessions, radio, print and television interviews (ABC News).

Peggy Jasperson has a passion for helping people realise and live their potential and for making a positive difference in the lives of others.


Group shot of program participants

    One-hour preliminary
    session, two-day program
    plus three coaching sessions

    No current intakes






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Apply for a Department partially funded place

The cost per person is $1000. This program has been significantly subsidised by the Department of Education.

Additional funding is available to some regional/remote participants to assist with travel costs.  Refer to the application package for further details.

Browse the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to further assist you with your application.

Eligibility to apply for a Department partially funded place

Applications for a Department partially funded place in the 2019 program are open to applicants who own a substantive position, or have been in an acting in the following roles for six months or more:

  • level 3 and 4 principals and deputy principals

  • level 7 public servants

  • heads of learning area / heads of department

  • senior school psychologists

  • level 3 education officers.

Applicants must be willing to:

  • commit to all elements of the program
  • gain endorsement/sponsorship from their line manager
  • confirm support from their line manager for travel, time away from work and other activities/events that impact on the workplace.

Applications have now closed.

Selection process

A panel selected the successful applicants on the basis of merit, eligibility requirements and sponsor feedback, as required. All applicants received written notification of the panel’s decision.

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There are no current intakes for this program.\




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 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

For further information, please contact Alison Cole at the Leadership Institute on 9413 3330 or email



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