Leadership learning continues despite the challenges of COVID-19

It’s a challenging time for the education community, but this week has demonstrated that our school leaders remain focused on developing their leadership and deepening their practice.

30 July 2021

Over the past five days the School Leadership Institute (SLI) has delivered online professional learning and leadership development seminars to 176 current and aspiring school leaders across three of our programs. They were joined by 54 principal facilitators and mentors who are sharing their leadership experience and knowledge with participants.

Many of our program participants have started their journey with us in the midst of the current COVI-19 restrictions, showing a fantastic commitment to their own professional learning in the while managing a demanding and fluid situation.

This week we began our Growing Great Leaders program for our third cohort of 58 recently appointed principals, with a two-day conference focusing on moral purpose, the SLI’s Leadership Mindsets, the challenges of leadership and professional learning conversations.

This was followed by the first learning module on Student-Centred Leadership, completing three days of rich learning and collegial conversations.

On Wednesday our second group of participants in the Rural and Remote Leadership Development Program came together for their three-day leadership seminar, the first event of the nine-month program.

Across the three days 68 leaders and 31 mentors engaged in learning about leadership mindsets, leading Aboriginal education, mentoring and relational trust. Our academic partner Dr Cam Brooks also delivered sessions on leading learning.

The week finished with the second seminar for the 50 participants in Cohort 6 of our Senior Leadership-Aspiring Principal Leadership Program. The seminar on Student-Centred Leadership was delivered by our academic partner and world-renowned expert Dr Viviane Robinson.

There is plenty more to come this term from the SLI and a number of opportunities are currently open.

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