Principal Induction Conference

The Principal Induction Conference (PIC) is a core component of engagement for newly appointed, first-time and long-term relieving principals.

About the PIC

The PIC 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.

The next PIC will be held in Semester 1 2024 on Wednesday 6 March – Friday 8 March 2024.

Registrations are now open. To register, please visit our staff-only pages.

Who should participate?

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

Principal Facilitators

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.

Participant feedback

Chad Tsakissiris, Relieving Principal Umina Beach Public School, speaks about what he gained from taking part in the PIC.

"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 3 days. The learning was on point and the opportunity to connect with colleagues and reaffirm you are not alone was so important."

Kylie Hedger, Principal, Elizabeth Macarthur High School, talks about the value of taking part as a Principal Facilitator in the PIC.

Further reading

Additional Information about the PIC is available on our Leadership Resources pages (available to staff only).

More information

For more information, contact the School Leadership Institute at


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