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18th - 19th, June 2020
Virtual / Streaming

Core skills and key leadership capabilities for senior executive Secondary Education leaders, Principals and aspiring Principals


- Balance the demands of educational leadership
- Build trust and influence with key stakeholders
- Think creatively to design innovative models for your school
- Lead diverse teams and generate staff support
- Embrace complexity, uncertainty and diversity
- Understand your role in driving a high-performance culture
- Make your leadership work tactically, strategically and practically
- Lead change and transformation
- Develop your personal action plan to achieve improved leadership performance


Workshop Day One
Workshop Day Two
Leadership for Principals & Aspiring School Leaders Workshop

18 Jun - 19 Jun


Discover fundamental leadership capabilities

- Capabilities, attributes, and skills of an influential leader

- Develop personal worth, power, and responsibility 

- Embrace complexity, uncertainty and diversity


Think creatively to design innovative models for your school

- Diagnosing issues unique to your school to determine your innovation needs

- Enhance your problem-solving skills to overcome obstacles

- Have courage behind your convictions


Lead diverse teams and generate support

- Understand the needs of a diverse staff team

- Build a balanced team 

- Establish rapport and improve communication skills 


Project confidence to survive self-doubt and uncertainty

- Continually striving for improvement 

- Recognise your strengths as a leader

- Deal with resistance in the workplace

  • Pam Ryan Industry Professor, Learning and Education Pam Ryan


The art of educational leadership - Balance the demands of today’s environment

- Improve your relational and organisational skills to lead a secondary school into the future

- Establish and stay true to your values 

- Keep focussed on the greater good 


Lead through change

- Lead through challenging times 

- Deal with difficult people and difficult situations

- Giving and receiving unwelcome feedback 

- Manage competing priorities and react to pressure effectively


Lead with Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

- Evaluate your EQ level and identify opportunities for further growth and leadership development

- Understand your EQ and its impact on the way you are perceived as a leader 

- Leverage your EQ in the workplace

- Embrace qualities of empathy and understanding to become a better leader 


Build trust and influence your key stakeholders

- Work through trust and the trust equation

- Know how you influence, what is in your toolkit

- Know who you need to influence and why

- Address dysfunction and boost performance

  • Pam Ryan Industry Professor, Learning and Education Pam Ryan


Pam Ryan

Pam Ryan is an educator with leadership experience in both public and private sectors, in Australia and internationally. She provides leadership consultancy to schools and corporate organisations. Pam was Industry Professor (Learning and Education) at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) from 2017-2019. From 2010-2014 she was Director of Education for a Hong Kong-based foundation of 21 international schools, prior to which she spent 7 years as a School Education Director in the NSW government system. In schools, Pam spent 10 years as a secondary school principal and has been an English teacher, head of English faculty, deputy principal and K-12 curriculum advisor. Pam holds a PhD and BA from the University of Sydney and a master’s degree in curriculum from the University of New England. 

Industry Professor, Learning and Education
Pam Ryan


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