As a woman in a middle leadership position in a school, the information and interactions affirmed for me that I wasn’t alone in what I was experiencing, and that my thoughts and opinions were valid and realistic given the topics we explored. I found the peer coaching to be exceptionally rewarding, and the guidance and resources have enabled me to reflect on my practice deeply and practically. It really was a great experience for me and something I would highly recommend to others.
Develop a holistic approach to leadership that supports you, your team and your school
As schools grapple with new distributed approaches to leadership, the role of middle leaders is becoming increasingly complex, varied and demanding.
The Schools Middle Leadership Program is delivered part time over four months, building the key leadership behaviours and mindsets that are critical at middle leadership level, as you take an important step forward from managing self to managing others.
Guided by a school leadership expert, you will draw on your personal experience and context, learn from and alongside your peers, and extend your learning with applied learning activities and self-paced learning through our interactive online portal.
Learn from the experts in school leadership
Benefit from our unparalleled expertise and nearly 20 years of experience in supporting leaders in schools. We have a deep understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities that school leaders encounter. By blending the latest research, leadership best practices, and peer learning experiences, you develop the essential skills, strategies, and networks you need to thrive.
This program is designed for a wide range of positions including curriculum and subject leaders, heads of departments and year level leaders, lead and expert teachers and teachers in positions of added responsibility or other leadership responsibilities.
Build the leadership capabilities to set you up for success
Identify your capabilities and practices as an influential learner and leader
Implement strategies for improving and managing team dynamics
Drive positive change and respond to the challenges facing middle school leaders
Analyse the importance of diversity and inclusivity within learning environments
Apply evidence-based, work-integrated professional learning.
During the Schools Middle Leadership Program, you will explore:
Exploring the joys and challenges of middle leadership
Explore the role of middle leaders in today’s school environment, consider the key challenges and leadership trends in Australian schools, and identify your learning goals for the program.
Defining your leadership style
Explore what leadership means to you, and what type of leader you want to be. By focusing on self-awareness, you will identify your leadership strengths and values, and explore how they impact your leadership practice.
Fostering exceptional teamwork
Discover the elements that define high-performing teams. Explore the importance of trust in effective leadership and develop strategies for increasing team collaboration and staff motivation.
Driving change and overcoming leadership challenges
Explore what it means to lead change in school environments, and how to find strategic, informed, practical and inspired solutions to real-world challenges.
Leading diverse and inclusive learning environments
Discover strategies to lead inspiring, inclusive environments. You will analyse how your context influences your own leadership style, in the context of system and school influences.
Reflect and reconnect
Consolidate your learning and celebrate your achievements in this final webinar. You will share your personal leadership journey and discuss future directions.
- six 90-minute group webinars
- self-paced learning using interactive resources in our learning portal
- practical, applied learning activities connection and networking opportunities
- peer coaching activities to hone your skills.