EXECUTIVE DEVELOPMENT FOR EDUCATION LEADERS

NEW ZEALAND BENCHMARKING STUDY TOUR

This exceptional program will bring together experienced school principals and system leaders from across Australia who are committed to contributing to and leading innovative, exciting and responsive schooling for all young people. Step outside your environment to lift your strategic thinking and set yourself a clear path to lead the achievement of the best outcomes for students and their communities. Participants will have the support of the finest facilitators, executive coaches and a quality collegial network of exceptional leaders from sectors throughout Australia.

The program will expose participants to the most current research and policy in education. Through QELi’s partnership with DeakinCo. you will gain recognition of your leadership of school and system improvement with Deakin Professional Practice credentials, which can provide credit into the Deakin Master of Leadership or MBA.

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PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

As a program participant, you will engage with highly-regarded international education leaders to explore the latest research and examine best practice examples of highly-effective implementation to develop your leadership of school and system improvement
You will:

  • develop a deeper understanding of your own instructional leadership
  • build your knowledge of the power of well-organised school networks to build collective efficacy and drive school and system improvement
  • learn how to implement and engage your senior leaders in cycles of rigorous and effective peer school reviews
  • understand the role of change agent in education systems and build your capability to lead others through ever-increasing complex change
  • have your leadership achievements recognised with Deakin Professional Practice Credentials (see over for more information)
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PROGRAM FEATURES

  • Nine-month program with a blended learning approach, including face-to-face workshops, online learning and one-to-one coaching sessions
  • Five-day international benchmarking study tour to New Zealand where you will visit schools, interact with thought leaders and gain insight and inspiration to translate policy to practice
  • Key topics of the study tour:
    • Join Distinguished Professor Emeritus Viviane Robinson, an international expert in school leadership and school improvement, (Participants will receive a copy of Viviane’s latest book)
  • Thought leaders include:
    • Maggie Farrar – Establishing peer reviews and school networks for continuing system improvement
    • Steve Munby – Embracing imperfect leadership to empower others through deep self-awareness

PHASE STRUCTURE

PHASE 1
Pre-work activities
4 October 2021

PHASE 2
Two day workshop, Brisbane
8 & 9 November 2021

PHASE 3
Five day New Zealand Benchmarking Study Tour
27 March to 1 April 2022

360 Virtual Debrief Session, Virtual Project Coaching Session & Online Learning
10 November 2021 to 1 June 2022

PHASE 4
Two-day workshop, Brisbane
2 & 3 June 2022

PHASE 5
Deakin Professional Practice Credentialling

PHASE 6
Project Presentation and Celebration of Learning – One-day workshop, Brisbane
5 August 2022

PHASE 7
Position Paper Submission & Certificate of completion
6 August to 5 September 2022

FREE INFORMATION SESSION
Wednesday 6 May 2021, 8:00am-9:00am

You are invited to attend a free information session with QELi to find out more about this exciting opportunity.

HOW TO REGISTER

PROGRAM COST: $9950+GST= $10,945.00
REGISTRATION CLOSE DATE: Wednesday 1 September 2021

Program cost includes International Benchmarking Study Tour consisting of single accommodation, return economy class flights from Brisbane to Auckland.
Program cost excludes international travel insurance, domestic flights and accommodation to travel to Brisbane for face-to-face workshops, as well as domestic flights and accommodation to travel to Brisbane to commence the Benchmarking Study Tour.

The situation surrounding COVID-19 is constantly changing. QELi supports the efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19. Therefore, if travel is not possible, an alternative itinerary will be provided and the travel component of the program fees refunded.

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THOUGHT LEADERS

DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR EMERITUS VIVIANE ROBINSON, FACULTY OF EDUCATION AND SOCIAL WORK AT THE UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND

Viviane Robinson’s latest book “Reduce Change to Increase Improvement” (Corwin Press, 2018) has its origins in her research and development program on the leadership capabilities required for school improvement. The book is being widely used by school leaders in New Zealand, Australia, Scandinavia and Europe. Viviane consults on leadership policy and development to professional and government bodies in England, Norway, Singapore, Chile, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. She has received awards from national and international professional and academic organisations, including the Australian Council for Educational Leaders, the New Zealand Secondary Principals Association and the US-based University Council on Educational Administration. In 2011, she was made a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association for sustained excellence in educational research. In 2017 she was elected as Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand and awarded its Mason Durie Medal in recognition of the international impact of her leadership research.

STEVE MUNBY, LEADERSHIP CONSULTANT

Steve Munby’s expertise has been in leadership and in system-wide reform of education. He is passionate about the importance of school and system leadership and the need to develop future leaders. He led a local education authority in a very challenging part of the UK for 5 years and was Chief Executive of the National College for School Leadership in England for 8 years. In his last leadership role, he was Chief Executive of Education Development Trust, an international education charity. Steve has worked as a keynote speaker/consultant in North America, Africa, Australasia, Europe, and Asia. He is also the facilitator for the ARC summits (education systems from around the world committed to equity, excellence, well-being, and social justice). He is Visiting Professor at University College London Institute for Education and is Chair of the Teaching Awards Trust in the UK. Steve’s publications include: “Imperfect Leadership – A book for leaders who know they don’t know it all” Crown House, 2019 and, with Michael Fullan, “Inside-out and downside-up. How leading from the middle has the power to transform education systems.” 2016.

MAGGIE FARRAR, DIRECTOR, FARRAR CHAPMAN

Maggie Farrar has extensive experience of strategic leadership, leadership development, and the leadership of change in schools and local authorities. For ten years, she was a senior leader at the National College for Teaching & Leadership (UK) serving as the Director for Leadership Development, Research and Succession Planning, and more recently as interim Chief Executive. Maggie is focused on leadership development for self-improving, autonomous, and complex school systems, growing the next generation of leaders for 21st century schools, and building the capacity of schools
and communities so they are more able to transform children’s life chances and close gaps in achievement.

Maggie works with Ministries of Education and school leaders in Australia, China, and India on school reform and leadership development, and facilitates strategic seminars that bring together school leaders and policy officials to debate the future of schooling and the role of school leaders.

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