Professional Learning Workshops

Term 1, 2023

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

Opportunity to participate in the Flourish Movement

Term 1, 2023 Unit 2, 13-21 Vale Street, North Melbourne.

The flourish movement specialises in improving the wellbeing and effectiveness of school leaders and their staff. It is a movement that was started by educators, co-designed with educators and driven by our passion to support an amazing group of people who do a vitally important job.

This will be the first full program offered in Victoria, following a Swan Hill rural cluster pilot of the program conducted in 2020/21. This program will be run out of the VPA offices in North Melbourne and we are limited to 30 places.

The program will commence in Term 1, 2023 with a research phase where participants keep a journal of their daily activities over a period of time. There are then four full day face to face workshops, comprising of one day in Term 2, Term, 3 and Term 4, 2023 and then a final day in Term 1, 2024.

Click here to download the flyer.

Webinar - BTS Spark - 33 mindsets to support effective school leadership

Monday 20 March 2023, 10:00 - 11:00am.

Online Webinar

School leadership has shown up in research time and again as a powerful lever in school improvement. So, how can school leaders be supported to do their best work? In this free webinar, we will share a curriculum of school leader mindsets - arguably the most comprehensive of its kind worldwide. You will get the opportunity to reflect on leadership in your school - your own and others - and consider how you could access more effective professional development support through personalised leadership coaching. This webinar will draw from BTS's book The Four Greatest Coaching Conversations - named by Forbes as #1 book that will improve your performance at work - and will share experience from BTS Spark's work coaching 18,000 school leaders worldwide.

 Click here to register

Dare to Lead

Online: 27th March, 2:30pm - 4:00pm


Gain insights and skills to deepen your leadership practice


- Practicing grounded confidence

- Emplying the Rumble Tool

- Identifying behaviours that align with your values

- Living your values as a daring leader

- Building teams that lead with courage and empathy.

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Applying for Principal Class Positions

Tuesday 28th March, 9:00am - 3:00pm


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

- Presenting your responses

- Closing remarks

- Preparation tips

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Completed VPA Workshops
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Applying for Principal Class Positions
  • Introduction to Leadership Coaching
  • Tough Conversations
  • Planning your workforce
  • Aspiring Leaders Day
  • Leading a Thriving School Culture
  • And more!