Professional Learning Workshops

Term 1 and Term 2, 2024

VPA offer a range of Professional Learning Workshops throughout the year in areas such as:
  • Understanding the Student Resource Package
  • Applying for Principal Class Positions
  • And more!

Current workshops are listed below.

Principals' Own Professional Learning Class Positions

Every other Tuesday, Term 2 2024
Unit 2, 13-21 Vale Street, North Melbourne

Join us every other Tuesday in Term 2 for a lineup of 8 standalone sessions.

Attend as many or as few sessions as you wish. Each session will offer invaluable insights into key areas such as navigating difficult conversations, leading with compassion, personalised wellbeing planning, fostering a positive school culture, and more.

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Applying for Principal Class Positions

Wednesday 20th March, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Unit 2, 13-21 Vale Street, North Melbourne

Gain insights and skills to deepen your leadership practice

Part 1 - The Application:

  • Understanding and addressing the criteria
  • Cover letter, CV, referees
  • Identifying your 'point of difference'
  • What to avoid
  • Application structure

Part 2 - Preparing for the Interview

  • Getting shortlisted
  • Predicting the questions
  • Structuring your responses
  • Closing remarks
  • Preparation tips


Aspiring Leaders Program for Assistant Principals:

Leadership and Leading through Turbulent Times

Dates: Held across 3 sessions - Friday 24th May, Friday 21st June, Friday 19th July
Venue: Apple HQ in Southbank, Melbourne

The Aspiring Leaders Program offers a unique professional learning experience.

Across three sessions you’ll hear from leaders in business and education, connect with participants from schools across Victoria and discover insights to inspire change in your education community.


Completed VPA Workshops

  • The Flourish Movement
  • Psychological Safety
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Applying for Principal Class Positions
  • Introduction to Leadership Coaching
  • Tough Conversations
  • Understanding the SRP
  • Planning your workforce
  • Aspiring Leaders Day
  • Leading a Thriving School Culture
  • And more!