Middle Leader Induction

The School Leadership Institute’s Middle Leader Induction (MLI) provides an orientation into the role of middle leadership for newly appointed, first time or long-term relieving assistant principals and head teachers. Aspiring middle leaders are also invited to engage in this learning. Registrations are now open.

About Middle Leader Induction

Middle leadership induction enables assistant principals and head teachers to:

  • enhance their knowledge of the middle leader role, including key departmental policies and priorities, to effectively meet accountabilities
  • strengthen their understanding of middle leadership practices to positively influence the quality of teaching and learning through the development of self and others
  • develop their self-awareness as middle leaders; of who they are, what they care about and why they care, and articulate their core values and beliefs.

The program consists of 2 components: 

  • Component 1: 4 self-paced e-learning modules (prerequisite) to be completed by 16 September 2022.  
  • Component 2: 2-day virtual conference from 25-26 October 2022. Invitations to the conference will be issued to participants after 16 September.

Component 1

Component 1 e-learning course content focuses on key elements of the roles of assistant principals and head teachers, delivered across 4 modules:

  • Leading Learning
  • Leading Self
  • Leading Others
  • Leading Inquiry

Component 1 is accessed via the MyPL portal on the Staff Hub. Search for Middle Leader Online Induction Component 1 or use the course identifier NR33428. Participants will need to use the latest version of their browser (Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge).

Participants have until Friday 16 September 2022 to complete the e-learning component to be invited to the virtual conference. Invitations for the virtual conference will be sent after this date to participants who have completed Component 1.

Component 2

In Component 2, middle leaders will consolidate their learning through live seminars with department and leadership experts, as well as learning conversations with middle leader peers.

A 2-day virtual conference will be delivered online from 25-26 October 2022.

Infographic showing the two components of the Middle Leader Online Induction Program. Component 1 is e-learning and Component 2 is a virtual conference. Infographic showing the two components of the Middle Leader Online Induction Program. Component 1 is e-learning and Component 2 is a virtual conference.
Image: Elements of the Middle Leader Online Induction program.

Further reading

Additional information about Middle Leader Induction, including registration details, is available on our Leadership Resources pages (staff only).

More information

For more information, contact the School Leadership Institute at slicorrespondence@det.nsw.edu.au

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