Professional Learning Workshops

Term 3, 2021

VPA offer a range of Professional Learning Workshops throughout in the year in areas such as:
  • Understanding the Student Resource Package
  • Leading a Thriving School Culture
  • Applying for Principal Class Positions
  • Aspiring Leaders Day
  • And more!
Current workshops are listed below.

Understanding the Student Resource Package (SRP)
Wednesday 28 July, 2021
2.00pm to 4.00pm
Location: online


This workshop for principals and assistant principals will focus on understanding your school’s SRP and preparing an effective workforce plan for 2021.

The workshop will cover:
  • Unpacking the various components of the School Resource Package
  • Workforce planning and budgeting concepts
  • Major issues that impact on staff planning
  • Creating a sustainable workforce plan
  • Hands on modelling the SRP using your school’s data
Download the form  here and return to Sue O'Connor at [email protected]



Leading a Thriving School Culture
Tuesday 26 July, 2021
9.00am to 3.00pm
Location: VPA Office, Unit 2, 13-21 Vale Street, North Melbourne


This workshop for principals, assistant principals and leading teachers we explore how school leaders can be Architects of Culture and how they can intentionally craft culture to help their school community to thrive.

The workshop will cover:

  • Bust some popular myths about culture
  • Explore what a thriving culture could look like in schools
  • Discover how The 4R Culture Framework can help leaders create culture in a meaningful and intentional way
  • Learn how leveraging existing routines, rituals, role modelling and rhythms enables leaders to brings their desired culture to life with their teams
  • Map existing school culture and assess what’s working well, where there is struggle, and what needs to be adjusted for a thriving school culture to be fully experienced
  • Experiment with a behavior change framework to help make this work easy, effortless and embedded into the way schools are already working
Download the form  here and return to Sue O'Connor at [email protected]



Applying for Principal Class Positions - FULLY BOOKED
Monday 30 August, 2021
Location: VPA Office, Unit 2, 13-21 Vale Street, North Melbourne


This workshop has been designed for aspiring Assistant Principals and Principalspresented by Vicki Forbes and Gary Schultz all former principals, Monday 19 July.


Aspiring Leaders Day
Friday 27 August, 2021
9.00am to 3.00pm

The VPA is proud to once again deliver our Aspiring Leaders Day program, to be held at Marvel Stadium, designed to support the development of leaders within your school. This year, the theme is Leading with Courage, Optimism and Resilience, and features a stellar line-up of speakers and presenters, including:
  • Michael Crossland, our inspiring keynote speaker, whose story speaks of overcoming incredible obstacles and embracing change.
  • Andrew Jones, presenting an informative evidence-based session on team development and leading powerful teams.
  • Information from BASTOW about the VAPA program, and how to take the next steps in your leadership journey.
  • Q&A panel of experienced and newly appointed principals to provide a ‘real-life’ perspective on their daily work.
Download a registration form here



Completed VPA Workshops
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Applying for Principal Class Positions
  • Quality Teaching Rounds Training
  • Introduction to Leadership Coaching
  • Tough Conversations
  • Planning your workforce
  • And more!