Register Now for 2019 Presenters & Overseas Tour

by | Feb 7, 2019 | 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, we’ve made a commitment to stage these activities within country communities, ensuring greater access for education leaders and educators from our rural and remote schools.

Accordingly, we are pleased to announce the following professional development opportunities:


International Presenters


Steve Munby

Steve’s professional development workshop will be held in Swan Hill and the North East during the final two weeks of Term I.

The workshop will involve 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’s CEP full day workshops are booked from Wednesday, May 22 to Friday, May 24 in locations in the North East, South West and Melbourne in Victoria, as well as Adelaide on Monday, 20th May; Brisbane on Monday, 27tt May; Newcastle on Thursday, 30th May  with the specific locations to be confirmed in coming weeks.

The workshops will draw inspiration from his best-selling book: “The Magic-Weaving Business – Finding the Heart of Learning and Teaching”.

Sir 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, he will explore new thinking around free learning, growth mindsets, school-in-the-cloud and expeditionary learning.

(Click for Sir John Jones Brief Introduction)


Overseas Educational Benchmark Tour


The CEP team is excited to announce the return of our esteemed Overseas Educational Benchmark Tour in 2019, in partnership with the Victorian Principal’s Association.

Canada is the destination, with travel earmarked for the second week of Term Three Holidays, continuing into the first week of Term Four (roughly September 29 to October 12).

During the tour, we will explore a range of education settings across British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Saskatchewan. We will also head over the border briefly, visiting North West rural states of the United States.

Keep an eye on future editions of Bush Voices for further details.


To register interest for professional development workshops AND/OR the benchmark tour, please contact CEP promptly.


Phone:     0428 171 145