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The Assistant Principals Leadership Colloquium is an intensive ten-month leadership development program that focuses on the critical dimensions of effective leadership within the school environment. The program equips Assistant Principals with the insights, skills and confidence to accelerate their own development as they strengthen the performance of those around them. In addition to enhancing international leadership development standards the program provides a unique opportunity to interact with a dynamic cohort of senior school leaders.

The Colloquium employs a blended learning methodology based around expert tuition, peer knowledge-sharing, and practical workplace application. Throughout the program, activities and discussions are related back to the day to- day realities and challenges of the participant group ensuring the learning is contextualized to their specific needs.

Delivery Format

Program Snapshot

Program Modules

Leadership Innovation and Change

This module focuses on the leadership skills involved in driving innovation and change. Participants critically discuss the application of relevant theory and explore the way in which innovation and change are inextricably intertwined. Participants then examine leadership challenges during times of crisis, gaining an understanding of the way in which leaders can build an agile and resilient organization.

Thinking Strategically

During this module participant’s work on a scenario-based case study using a variety of strategic problem-solving tools. Participants will explore ways to take an active role in managing the continuous improvement process in order to achieve the organization’s objectives.

Purpose, Priorities and
Professional Development

This module focuses on developing skills to hone a competitive edge. Participants will learn to develop effective work goals and behaviours to competently manage work priorities. They will also explore the critical elements of establishing personal work objectives, prioritizing workload for optimum achievement and building on professional competence.

Leadership and Authenticity

Participants explore what it takes to be an effective school leader using a strengths-based approach. This module introduces participants to a values-based leadership framework as they take a deep dive into the relationship between authenticity and effective leadership.

Communication, Presence,
and Influence

This module commences with an exploration of one’s own preferred style of communication and the impact of one’s style on others. The module moves on to focus on effective communication and influencing at different levels interpersonal, team, and organizational.

Team Dynamics

During this module participants explore the practical implications of managing diverse and challenging groups. Participants examine the qualities shared by high-performing teams and identify effective strategies to foster cultures that support optimal teamwork.

Driving Performance

This module supports participants to provide feedback and motivate their team to exceed performance expectations. Participants identify key principles of performance management in order to ensure consistency with organizational objectives. This module also explores techniques involved in coaching others and building individual capability.

Throughout the program, participants explore the challenges and opportunities of their roles through the filter of seven key modules. Content and media for each module is accessible 24/7 via a state-of-the-art online learning management system that allows participants to engage with it at any time from any device.

Assistant Principals Leadership Colloquium

To commence the formal program participants will complete a leadership capability survey on core leadership and management competencies. Findings from the survey facilitate the development of an individual action plan that assists each participant to extract optimal value from the program.

During the program participants enter into a peer coaching partnership with a co-participant. The peer coaching process is fundamental to the program and greatly enhances the learning process.

During the program, participants have 24/7 access to the interactive online portal which connects them with their fellow participants and a broader network of school leaders across the country.

Throughout the program participants attend fourteen interactive online sessions. These sessions can be accessed from any desktop computer or mobile device allowing for minimal disruption to participants workday. The live online sessions allow participants to interact directly and engage in meaningful discussion pertinent to the respective module.

Throughout the program, participants explore the challenges and opportunities of their roles through the filter of seven key modules:

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