Principal Induction Conference


The 2022 Semester 1 Principal Induction Conference (PIC) will be delivered online from 28 February to 2 March 2022. Registrations open 15 November 2021.

The conference is a core component of engagement for newly appointed, first-time and long-term relieving principals.

The conference program is grounded in evidence-informed research and aims to:

  • Deepen principals’ understanding of their role.
  • Support principals in meeting their accountabilities.
  • Develop leadership capability by strengthening principals’ understanding of key Department of Education policy and procedures in leading their schools.
  • Build collegial networks.

Teacher relief will be available to participants, funded by the SLI. 

Who should participate?

Principals and long-term relieving principals (6 months or more) who have not previously attended a principal induction conference.

Expressions of Interest open

The SLI is seeking Expressions of Interest for principal facilitators for the 2022 Semester 1 PIC.

Our world-class program provides an exciting opportunity for established principals to support the leadership development of new and emerging principal leaders while also enhancing their own knowledge and understanding.

To register interest in becoming a facilitator, please complete the EOI form.

Participant feedback

“Thank you. I really appreciated how well structured the conference was. It was right on the mark with what a new principal needs. “

“This was a very well thought through agenda- very comprehensive, relevant and extremely useful. Thank you to the SLI for making this happen. Very much appreciated. “

“Thank you for a very valuable three days. The learning was on point and the opportunity to connect with colleagues and reaffirm you are not alone was so important.”

Chad Tsakissiris, Relieving Principal Umina Beach Public School, speaks about what he gained from taking part in the PIC.
Kylie Hedger, Principal, Elizabeth Macarthur High School, talks about the value of taking part as a Principal Facilitator in the PIC.

Further reading

Information for school principals, including a role description and leadership resources, is available on our Leadership Resources pages (available to staff only).

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