Get Your Diary & Pencil it in: 2019 International Presenters

by | Nov 20, 2018 | Bush Voices

Professional Development Opportunities for 2019

The Country Education Partnership is pleased to provide a range of high-quality professional learning opportunities for rural and remote education communities in 2019.

Following feedback from our members, CEP is determined to stage these activities within country communities, ensuring greater access for education leaders and educators from rural and remote schools.

As such, we are now seeking rural partnerships, clusters or networks who can join with us to host these events.

Could it be you and your school or your cluster?

If you are interested to bring one of these highly sort-after presenters to your community, please contact CEP as soon as possible.

In summary the following professional development opportunities are available in 2019:

Steve Munby

Steve will be visiting Victoria in late May.

During his stay, he will provide a series of interactive sessions, exploring a range of topics under the key areas of:

  • The Power and Love of Leadership
  • Collaborative and Lateral Leadership — exploring precise practices that support colleagues with equal measure of respect and expectation
  • Creating Professional Cultures of Challenge and Shared Responsibility

Steve will draw on his extensive experience as an educator, education leader and keynote presenter when delivering this powerful workshop, which underlines the impact of strong leadership in a classroom setting.

(Click for Steve Munby Brief Introduction)


Sir John Jones

Sir John will also visit Victoria during May, offering a masterclass with inspiration from his best-selling book: “The Magic-Weaving Business – Finding the Heart of Learning and Teaching”.

In his session, John will remind teachers of the tremendous power they have to transform lives but will also explore how a teacher’s role must adapt in a rapidly-changing world, adopting the philosophy, “change is mandatory but growth is optional”.

Additionally, John will explore new thinking around free learning, growth mindsets, school in the cloud and expeditionary learning.

(Click for Sir John Jones Brief Introduction)

Marie Claire Bretherton

Visiting Victoria in July, Marie Claire has earned praise across the UK for her education leadership work facilitating enhanced learning provisions for students within the Lincolnshire KYRA Teaching School Alliance – a cluster of rural schools.

She has successfully established a range of targeted programs for enhanced student learning outcomes, while also building the capacity of educators through collaborative approaches.

Marie Claire’s forum will explore a range of areas that have contributed to the KYRA success, including:

  • Aspirational and Collegiate Leadership
  • Developing a Strong Collaboration at a Grass-roots Level
  • Creating a Sense of Ownership of the Cluster
  • Student Aspirations and Leadership
  • Building Workforce Capacity
  • The Power of Partnering with Universities and the Not-for-Profit Sector

(Click for Marie Claire Bretherton Brief Introduction)