Schools Executive Leadership Colloquium

An integrated leadership program focusing on the critical dimensions of effective school leadership.


Program Snapshot

Ideal for

Senior leaders in schools


9 months, part-time

Total learning time

41.5 professional learning hours




Master of Educational Leadership


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The Colloquium provided an opportunity to refine my understanding of self, my language around leadership and my own leadership strengths ... The Colloquium continued to add depth of understanding, provide possible frameworks, and ideas for innovation, and affirm our future direction.

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Program Overview

A targeted and transformational experience for leaders in schools

Delivered for leadership groups within a school, school network or region, the program aligns activities and discussions to participants’ current experiences and challenges. This ensures the learning is contextualised for the group and can be put into immediate practice.

The Schools Executive Leadership Colloquium provides teachers with the equivalent of 41.5 professional learning hours.

Explore the critical dimensions of effective school leadership

  • Group development experience for senior school leaders
  • 9-month program, flexible enough to fit into your busy schedule
  • High-impact applied learning for immediate effect
  • Expert facilitation, interactive webinars, peer coaching and self-paced learning modules
  • Engage in reflective practice around your own skills and knowledge​
  • Leverage the combined expertise of peers to progress individual and collective growth

Your fast-track to a Masters qualification

Graduates of the Schools Executive Leadership Colloquium may be eligible for credit towards the Master of Educational Leadership at Monash University. This credit pathway significantly reduces the time and cost involved in attaining a Masters qualification.

Participant Profile

The Schools Executive Leadership Colloquium is designed for those holding or aspiring to a senior leadership role within their school.

The sequencing of learning in the program was carefully structured, allowing learners to delve deeper into the resources as we progressed through the course.

Darran Stutz-Grimmond
Middlemount Community School

The Colloquium provided an opportunity to refine my understanding of self, my language around leadership and my own leadership strengths. Within our school, we have been working on moving towards a collaborative culture built on a foundation of collective efficacy. The Colloquium continued to add depth of understanding, provide possible frameworks, ideas for innovation and affirm our future direction.

Joseph Mount
FCJ College Benalla

I really enjoyed the course. The most valuable part was the coaching aspect and having a buddy to rehearse coaching conversations with. I also found the different models useful and still use them, especially the IDEO model and SWOT analysis.

Nicholas Smith
St John’s Grammar School

Learning Outcomes

Develop the essential capabilities needed for effective school leadership

Develop the capabilities to lead successfully in the contemporary school environment.

Leverage existing leadership capabilities and engage in a process of continuous self-development.

Apply the learning gained from scenarios and adaptive leadership principles to broader contexts.

Work with peers to test assumptions, explore strategies, and refine approaches to issues.

Support the application of learning to school practices and context.

Embrace a transformational ‘leader as learner’ mindset and facilitate growth in others.

Program Modules

During the program you will explore:

Leadership and authenticity

This module introduces participants to a values-based leadership framework as they take a deep dive into the relationship between authenticity and effective leadership, exploring what it takes to be an effective school leader using a strengths-based approach.

Communication, presence, and influence

Participants explore their preferred style of communication and the impact on others, and effective communication and influencing skills at an interpersonal, departmental, and school level.

Team dynamics

Participants explore the practical implications of managing diverse and challenging groups, examine the qualities shared by high-performing teams, and identify effective strategies to foster cultures that support optimal teamwork.

Driving performance

Participants understand how to provide feedback and motivate their team to exceed performance expectations, ensuring consistency with organisational objectives, and discover techniques for coaching others.

Problem-solving and decision making

How the framing of a problem affects the analysis and decisions that stem from it, consider how their cognitive and emotional abilities work together to inform how they make decisions, and learn how to match decision making styles to the needs of the problem.​

Purpose, priorities, and professional development​

Participants will learn to develop effective work goals and behaviours to competently manage work priorities, and explore the critical elements of establishing personal work objectives and building competence.​

Program Experience

The Schools Executive Leadership Colloquium is a comprehensive program that combines expert tuition, peer knowledge sharing, practical application, and personal reflection.

Participants engage in a range of activities including interactive online sessions led by an expert facilitator, peer coaching sessions, self-directed learning via the online learning management system and a Professional Leadership Project.

Enquiries and Enrolment

We work with school leadership teams, school groups and government departments to deliver tailored development experiences for leaders of all genders.

Contact us for a tailored proposal that meets your organisation’s needs.