Professional Learning Workshops


Join a current workshop listed below

 

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.

 

 

  

 

Middle Level Leaders - Principles and leadership practices that drive engagement and empowerment for improving school Performance

Date: Tuesday 30th May

Cost: Members $100, Non-Members $120

Venue: VPA Office, North Melbourne

 

VPA and the VASSP are offering this full day workshop for Assistant Principals, Leading Teachers and Middle Level Leaders, facilitated by Greg Williams and Ian Wallis.
The workshop session will include opportunities to:

  • canvass a range of issues facing leaders in the day to day leadership and management of their schools
  • consider a set of principles and practical tools useful in effectively leading school teams and which
  • consider a set of principles and practical tools that drive engagement and school performance
  • discuss particular challenges participants are meeting in their daily work as school leaders.

 


 

 

Managing the Unmanagable

Dates: Gippsland - Monday 26th & Tuesday 27th June

Melbourne - Thursday 8th & Friday 9th June or Thursday 19th & Friday 20th October

Cost: Members $1,100, Non-Members $1,250

 

Leading people can be a tough gig. You are expected to manage your own workload, emotions and
issues; support those with possible mental health concerns; implement change initiatives; and deal with
underperformance in a complex and constantly changing legal environment… all whilst maintaining
morale and productivity.


Returning again in 2017, this popular two day program will give you the skills to understand and
manage these issues pro-actively and confidently.

 


 

 

Introduction to Leadership Coaching

Date: Thursday 1st & Friday 2nd June
Cost: Members $500, Non-Members $600
Venue: VPA Office, North Melbourne

The VPA and VASSP are offering this two day workshop, facilitated by Gray Ryan, designed to help leaders gain a clear understanding of the GROWTH coaching model and how to build a coaching culture in the workplace. 

 


 

 

Creating and Sustaining Communities of Practice and PLTs

Date: Monday 19th June 9.00am - 3.00pm 

Cost: Members $130, Non-Members $150

Venue: VPA Office, North Melbourne

 

The VPA and VASSP are offering this workshop, facilitated by Liz Benson designed around the following participant outcomes:

  • Reflect on your school’s progress towards being a collaborative community of practice – including introducing an audit tool based on current research.
  • Reflect on the opportunities you provide for professional collaboration and reflection in PLTs.
  • Consider how you might develop effective structures and protocols for collaboration, reflection and data use in PLTs.
  • Reflect on your skills and strategies in leading a learning community.
  • Hear how other schools are creating and sustaining collaborative communities of practice.
  • Identify 3-5 ideas/strategies you want to take back to your college to facilitate creating and sustaining collaborative communities of practice.

 


 

 

School Governance

Date: Friday 23rd June 9.00am - 1.00pm

Cost: All attendees $25

Venue: VPA Office, North Melbourne

 

VPA and VASSP along with Sharon Butler from Silent Partners, offer this workshop to leaders who wish to develop their understanding and skills in the role as Executive Officer of School Council. You will learn to respond strategically to changing demands and challenges, and gain skills in handling both the technical and relationship management aspects of the role.

 


 

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