New program for middle leaders underway

The SLI team celebrated an important milestone today with the first seminar in our new Middle Leadership Development Program.

Image: Overview of the MLDP

More than 210 assistant principals and head teachers were joined by 53 experienced principal and deputy principal facilitators in an online seminar exploring the theme of Identity and why it matters for leaders.

The MLDP is delivered by the SLI in partnership with the University of Wollongong and the University of Newcastle. It is an 18-month program designed to deepen the leadership and impact of middle leaders across our schools.

Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University of Newcastle, Nathan Towney, delivered the morning’s keynote address on ‘Creating a sense of belonging – what is the role of the middle leader?’ Other academic experts from both universities also led workshops or presented during the seminar.

Participants will now take part in group learning workshops each fortnight, looking at the key themes of Identity and Inquiry.

The MLDP is the first leadership program tailored for the role of middle leaders in NSW schools, and is the largest program of its type in the Southern Hemisphere.

Find out more about the MLDP.

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