Enhancing leadership capabilities for improved student outcomes
Conference Date
14th & 15th May 2019
Location
Novotel Sydney Central
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Day 1 - Tuesday 14th May, 2019

8:30
Registration, coffee & networking
9:00
Welcome remarks from the Chair
Deborah Clancy
Head of Boarding and Academic Care
St Catherine’s School, Waverley, NSW
Defining, communicating & embedding your schools strategic direction
9:10
Developing & leading a strategic vision informed by your school’s values
  • How to ensure your school’s values underpin and support excellence in learning
  • Linking your vision to improved school learning outcomes for staff and students
  • How to model values and ethical perspective in relation to your own school’s practice
Dr Paul Hine
Principal
Saint Ignatius College Riverview, NSW
9:50
Understanding the importance of making good decisions at all levels from the Governing Body to the classroom
  • Solving the problem of access to evidence to make data-informed decisions.
  • Real-time monitoring of school performance against your strategic objectives and plans.
  • Leveraging artificial intelligence to improve leadership and governances
Prof. Peter Cuttance
Managing Director
Research Australia Developments & Innovation Institute
10:30
SPEED NETWORKING

In this fun, interactive session, you will have the opportunity to meet fellow attendees and speakers in 2 minute bursts, to set up conversations for the rest of the event

11:00
Morning tea & networking
11:30
Building on your personal leadership & management capabilities to further embed the ethos of the school
  • Understanding how to identify challenges and drive solutions with the support of staff
  • Improving on communication styles to deliver and receive constructive feedback
  • Developing confidence in your vision to create a positive learning environment for students
Dr Timothy Wright
Headmaster
Shore, NSW
12:10
Implementing a leadership style that aligns with your strategic goals
  • Defining operational, relational, strategic and systematic leadership styles
  • Understanding the context in which you operate, and how this impacts your leadership style
  • Unpacking what the focus is for your school, and how your style can facilitate or inhibit achieving these goals
  • Reacting to changing circumstances, and applying the appropriate leadership style to support your strategic direction
Colin Axup
Principal
Suzanne Cory High School, VIC
12:50
Networking lunch
1:50
How to design, align & implement key school improvement reforms
  • Outlining the role of the school leader in promoting and sustaining school improvement
  • Re-engineer current core schooling processes and practices to produce significant school-wide improvements
  • Identifying the stage of development of your school and improving the quality of teaching and professional learning.
Lois Joll
Principal
Perth Modern School, WA
2:10
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS
  • Inclusive leadership: Leading the diverse generation
  • How to embed your school’s value and vision in your students
  • The new age of students: How to monitor and grow the technologically advanced minds
2:50
Communicating your strategic vision with the wider school community
  • The importance of supporting development of a strong school governing body that is representative of the community
  • Building partnerships with stakeholders to promote your school’s values and direction
  • Enhancing learning by making use of the expertise from external organisations
Dr Robert Curry
Principal
Conservatorium High School, NSW
3:30
Afternoon tea & networking
4:00
PANEL DISCUSSION: The role of governance & management in schools
  • The difference between governance & management and the role each plays
  • Learn how to embed policies and practices that foster transformation
  • Explore how governance systems differ in small and large, public and private schools
  • Develop effective communication with your board or governing body
Gregory Henshaw
Deputy Principal
North Sydney Girls High School
Pascale Drever
Deputy Head of School
Ascham School
Scott James
Headmaster
Knox Grammar School, NSW
Tracey Cain
Board Member
Knox Grammar School, NSW
Developing internal leadership capabilities to facilitate professional development
4:40
Advancing your industry knowledge to facilitate school improvement
  • Implementing current research findings into teaching and learning practices in your school
  • Improving educational opportunities for students by understanding developments in educational policy
  • Working with staff to facilitate developments in pedagogy and student engagement
Elizabeth Stone
Principal
Queenwood School, NSW
5:20
Closing remarks from the Chair
5:30
NETWORKING DRINKS
6:00
End of day one

Day 2 - Wednesday 15th May, 2019

8:30
Welcome, coffee & networking
9:00
Opening remarks from the Chair
Deborah Clancy
Head of Boarding and Academic Care
St Catherine’s School, Waverley, NSW
Developing internal leadership capabilities to facilitate professional development
9:10
OPENING KEYNOTE: Proactively increasing mental resilience & wellbeing through Positive Psychology
  • Preparing students for the demands of the new workforce, to think beyond themselves by developing skills in altruism
  • Ensuring staff promote wellbeing through expert training in Positive Psychology from qualified psychologists
  • Ensuring students have access to academic, psychosocial and emotional wellbeing support
Scott James
Headmaster
Knox Grammar School, NSW
9:50
SPOTLIGHT SESSION

In this interactive session you will get the opportunity to hear from each of the schools in the audience about the biggest leadership challenges they face

10:30
Morning tea & networking
11:00
Empowering staff to drive excellence in teaching & learning
  • Leading staff and students in identifying and planning high-quality teaching and learning
  • Embedding a student centred learning environment and exploring robust approaches to developing the curriculum
  • Establishing methods to support staff with the development of pedagogy
Anita Sgalippa
Campus Principal
Palm Beach Currumbin State High, QLD
11:40
Using research and the student voice to establish a culture of curiosity
  • Engaging students in leading your community, from student voice to student engagement
  • Managing the personal challenges principals face when developing a collaborative culture
  • Establishing a culture of curiosity
Dr Kate Hadwen
Principal
Presbyterian Ladies’ College, Perth
12:20
Networking lunch
1:20
Understanding your staff’s needs & prioritising their professional development
  • Supporting and developing staff in line with your school’s vision and goals
  • Building a culture of empowerment, and providing staff with effective feedback to facilitate development
  • Tuning into the wellbeing of staff and addressing issues as they arise
Kylie McCullah
Head of Academic Challenge
St Catherine’s School, Waverley, NSW
Deborah Clancy
Head of Boarding and Academic Care
St Catherine’s School, Waverley, NSW
2:00
PANEL DISCUSSION: Motivating & empowering staff
  • Develop a coaching culture to empower your staff for better results
  • How to better understand the needs and drivers of your staff
  • How to effectively engage staff through development opportunities
Sally Egan
Director, Educational Leadership
NSW Department of Education
Lois Joll
Principal
Perth Modern School, WA
Dr Timothy Wright
Headmaster
Shore, NSW
Elizabeth Stone
Principal
Queenwood School, NSW
2:40
Afternoon Tea & Networking
3:10
How to design, align & implement key school improvement reforms
  • Outlining the role of the school leader in promoting and sustaining school improvement
  • Re-engineer current core schooling processes and practices to produce significant school-wide improvements
  • Identifying the stage of development of your school and improving the quality of teaching and professional learning
Helen Carmody
Principal
Korowa Anglican Girls' School, VIC
Facilitating change & innovation for improved student outcomes
3:50
Fostering a mindset of innovation & leading change in your school
  • Communicating the need to change in an inspirational and logical way
  • The importance of maintaining your own values whilst adapting flexibly and strategically to changing environments
  • How to lead and implement appropriate use of new technology in all aspects of the schools development
Dr Paul Burgis
Principal
PLC Sydney, NSW
4:30
Closing remarks from the Chair and close of Conference
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Key Speakers

Scott James
Headmaster
Knox Grammar School, NSW
Helen Carmody
Principal
Korowa Anglican Girls' School, VIC
Dr Timothy Wright
Headmaster
Shore, NSW
Prof. Peter Cuttance
Managing Director
Research Australia Developments & Innovation Institute