Leadership for Small School Principals Program
Darling Downs South West Region

The Leadership for Small School Principals Program will help you to step up to the challenges involved in leading whole school improvement—through a focus on strengthening your capabilities in the areas identified as critical in making a difference to the outcomes of students in your own school now and in the future. The Program is aligned with the professional practices outlined in the Australian Professional Standard for Principals (Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership) including:

  • Leading teaching and learning
  • Developing self and others
  • Leading improvement, innovation and change
  • Leading the management of the school
  • Engaging and working with the community

Research tells us that successful leaders are self-aware, emotionally intelligent, understand how to manage change, build and develop effective teams and are strategic thinkers and planners. The Program will provide a supportive, dynamic and interactive learning experience that challenges you to improve and build these skills.

This is also a unique opportunity for you to connect with other high potential leaders and to build a supportive and sustainable professional community of leaders.

Recognising that the most powerful way that adults learn is on the job and with peers, the program provides participants with the opportunity to apply what they learn in ‘real time’ to real work. This is facilitated by participants focussing on an identified Action Learning Project connected to your, the school’s, regions and system strategic objectives and requires leading an initiative, reform or challenge that will take their leadership to a higher level.

Program Structure:

  • Phase 1 – Program Preparation and Readings
  • Phase 2 – Two-day Workshop
  • Phase 3 – Action Learning Project
  • Phase 4 – Two-day Workshop
  • Phase 5 – Action Learning Project Submission

Suitable for: Small school Principals in the Darling Downs South West Region. To register your interest, please complete and submit an Expression of Interest Form. 

Expressions of interest: Expressions of interest for the 2018 Leadership for Small School Principals Program have closed. To register your interest, for the 2019 Leadership for Small School Principals Program, please complete the form below. 

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