Growing Great Leaders Program begins its 2021 sessions

Our highly rated Growing Great Leaders (GGL) program for newly appointed, first time principals, kicks off its 2021 sessions this week.

GGL is designed to support principals to develop student-centered leadership by embedding evidence-informed theory into practice. The leadership capabilities of applying relevant knowledge, solving complex problems, and building relational trust are covered over six modules.

The program will continue to be delivered online this year with the current iteration of GGL, which began in Semester 2, 2020, concluding in Semester 1, 2021.

Our next group will begin with the GGL online conference on Wednesday 10 March until Friday 12 March and will include Module one. The group will continue throughout the year and finish on 17 August 2021.

Group 3 will begin in Term 3 on 27 July 2021 with the online conference and continue throughout the year before finishing on 8 March 2022.

The online program is a leadership development program based on the Student-Centred Leadership model developed by Distinguished Professor Emeritus Viviane Robinson. It focuses on the development of the professional skills and capabilities of new principals, enabling them to work effectively in their unique contexts, alongside their colleagues and communities, to improve teaching and learning outcomes.

GGL uses real-life issues from schools or communities of schools and guides participants through the process of improvement while developing competence and skills in particular aspects of the improvement puzzle. Sessions guide teams through the cycle of inquiry, learning, and action, involve everyone in reporting on the steps they have taken in-between sessions, and provides the opportunity for group critique and advice.

The GGL program is supported by experienced principals currently working in the NSW public school system. Principal Facilitators participate in rigorous training with the UACEL to facilitate this program.

Read more about Growing Great Leaders here

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