Professional Development Online Series 2023

Autumn Series

Session 01

 Benefits of Working as a Cluster

Released: 8th March 2023

Key Speakers: Dr John Halsy from Flinders Uni, SA, Tess Kelly from Talbot Primary School, Louis Franc from Amphitheatre Primary School,
Paul Wilkinson from Holy Rosary Primary School White Hills and Josh Vaughn from Kinnections.

Session 02

Helping School Leaders to Flourish

Released: 15th March 2023

Key Speakers: Dr Adam Fraser Peak Performance Researcher and Keynote Speaker, Jodi Walters, Principal, Swan Hill Specialist School,
Marty Gray, Principal, Lake Boga Primary School,  Phil Cox, Principal, Beverford District Primary School.

To find out more about the Flourish program and register you interest click here. To join the upcoming Melbourne Flourish group click here (starts Term 1). Find out more on the Flourish Podcast.

Session 03

Managing Yourself in a Challenging Work Environment

Released: 22nd March 2023

Key Speakers: Nick Lovering, Principal, Katherine High School, Conor Fennell, Assistant Principal, Expert Workforce, Katherine High School, Fathma Mauger, Principal, Larrakeyah Primary School, and Melissa Gaddie, Director, Health Safety and Wellbeing Systems and Compliance Branch in the Employee Safety, Wellbeing and Inclusion Division.

Session 04

Overcoming Adversity

Released: 30th March 2023

Key Speakers: Kate Whitford, Principal, Rochester Primary School, Andrew Dalgleish, President, Victorian Principals Association and Ryan Oliver, Principal.

Winter Series

Session 01

First 100 Days as Principal

Released: 31st May 2023

Key Speakers: Nick Lovinson, Principal at Katherine High School, Jane Langley, Principal at McArthur Primary School and Aaron Smith, Principal at Pakenham Secondary

Session 02

The Slow Bleed on Principal’s Time

Released: 7 June 2023

Key Speakers: Angela Falkenberg, SAPPA SA, Adam Wilson, Port Augusta and Ricky, Amplify Music Education Program

Session 03

Clusters 2.0 and RESN

Released: 14 June 2023

Key Speakers: Shane Mathison, Project Manager of CEP, Robert Walsh and Henry Palmer, RESN program

Spring Series

Session 01

Building a Strong and Sustainable School Culture

Released: 23 August 2023

Key Speakers: Daniel Wells, Assistant Principal at Korumburra Primary School, Jane Langley, Principal at McArthur Primary School, Dave Love, Retired School Principal and Tyron Paspa, Director of Regional Division at Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership.

Session 02

The Blueprint for Effective Student Well-Being

Released: 30 August 2023

Key Speakers: Stephen Macphail, Principal, Nick Cowan, Assistant Principal: Community & Wellbeing, and Bridget Franc, Head of Wellbeing, from Daylesford College, Joe Ewing, Leader: Learning & Teaching at Catholic Education Ballarat, and Rebecca Edwards, Program Development Manager at Hands on Learning.

Session 03

Bridging the Gap: Strategies for Building Strong Community Connections in Rural Schools

Released: 6 September 2023

Key Speakers: Kingsley Dalgleish, Principal at St Patrick’s School, Nhill, John Richmond, Principal Mentor, Coach and Assessor, 
and Nigel Preston, Education Team Leader at Energy Breakthrough

Session 04

Staffing Strategies: From Recruitment to Retention

Released: 13 September 2023

Key Speakers: Tim Fish, Rural Placement Project, Andrew Sayle, Principal, and, Russell Christie, Assistant Principal, from Birchip P-12 School, Katrina Zuk, Brianna Watson and David Grinszpan, Pre-service Teachers and Adam Gowen, Centre Manager at CUC Southern Shoalhaven.

Summer Series

Session 01

A Principal’s Guide to Starting In a New Rural Setting

Released: 1 November 2023

Key Speakers: Peter Seal, Principal, Orbost P-12, Jo Dacy-Broome, Principal, Orbost North PS and Trish Lynn, Principal, Orbost PS, Amy Weavell, Principal, Moonambel Primary School, Mark McLay, CEO, Country Education Partnership and Brendan Ryan, Consultant, Country Education Partnership.

Session 02

Q and A with Stephen Fraser

Released: 8 November 2023

Key Speakers: Stephen Fraser, Deputy Secretary, School Education Programs and Support at Department of Education, 
Nigel Preston, Education Team Leader at Energy Breakthrough and Susan Jackson from the Teach Rural program. 

Session 03

[BONUS SESSION] Staff Conflict Training for School Leaders

Released: 15 November 2023

Key Speakers: Kris Darmody, Conflict Coach and Facilitator from Fresh Start Mediation.