Supporting flexible and accessible learning for busy school professionals


The Schools Leadership Colloquium (self-paced) is an online, self-paced, leadership development program that focuses on the critical dimensions of effective school leadership and interpersonal communication. The program equips school leaders with the insights, skills and confidence to accelerate their own development as they strengthen the performance of those around them. The program has been specifically designed to create flexibility and accessibility for busy school professionals and to draw on their number one learning preference: to access, share with and learn from peers in the broader schools context.

Alternating between various delivery modes the program creates a rich and engaging learning environment focused on practical learning outcomes. The primary delivery modes consist of self-directed learning (high quality video tutorials from leadership and management experts), readings from globally sourced ‘best practice” educational leadership literature, interactive dialogue with peers, workplace application toolkits and assignments, and structured peer coaching/mentoring.

Delivery Format

Program Snapshot

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.



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