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The VPA provides a range of professional development programs for principals, assistant principals and aspiring school leaders each term. Programs are designed to meet the needs of members, and are run by the Association.



Term 4 2018



Applying for Principal Class Positions

This workshop covers three topics:


  • Part 1 – The Application
  • Part 2 – Preparation for interview
  • Part 3 – The Interview

Presented by: Rob Newton and Garry Schultz


Date: Wednesday 10 October

Time: 9am-3pm

Venue: VPA Office, North Melbourne

Cost: $130 member and $150 non-member

Register here.


Tough Conversations - Melbourne

Tough Conversations is a one day professional learning workshop – holding students, parents & staff accountable for bad behaviour and breached expectations. The workshop will equip primary school leaders with the essential tools to manage conflict, reduce stress and achieve positive outcomes with parents, students and colleagues.

Date: Monday 22 October

Time: 9.00am-4.30pm

Venue: VPA North Melbourne

Cost: $270 members $300 non-members

Register here.

Tough Conversations - Cranbourne West

Date: Tuesday 23 October

Time: 9.15am to 3.00pm
Venue: Barton Primary School, 90 Everlasting Blvd., Cranbourne West

Cost: $220.00 members $250.00 non-members

Register here.



Tough Conversations for Frontline Staff

One day professional development for administrative officers in schools, councils and service organisations on 24th October.



Workforce Planning for 2019 - Presented by Bill Hunt

This workshop will cover:

  • Workforce planning and budgeting concepts 
  • Major issues that impact on staff planning
  • Creating a sustainable workforce plan
  • Deficit and surplus management strategies
  • Hands on modelling with the SRP Planner using your school’s data


*Participants will need to bring a laptop which has access to their school’s SRP.

  • Hume region 10 October
  • Northern metro 12 October
  • Southern metro 17 October
  • Gippsland region 19 October
  • Ballarat region 23 October
  • Bendigo region 24 October
  • Geelong region 26 October


Time: 8.30am-12.30pm
Cost: $100 member and $120 non-member

Register here.



Introduction to Leadership Coaching - 2 day program

  • Clear understanding of what coaching is and what it is not
  • Confidence to use the GROWTH coaching framework immediately
  • Practical way of setting and achieving professional goals
  • Experiencing the impact of coaching converstions applied to real school
  • workplace topics

Presented by: Chris Munro, Director, GCI Victoria

Date: Wednesday 5 and Thursday 6 December

Time: 9am-4.30pm

Venue: VPA Office, Unit 2, 13 – 21 Vale St, North Melbourne

Cost: $500 member and $600 non-member

Register here.


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