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Leading in Specialist Settings - A Professional Learning Program for New and Emerging Leaders
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​​This highly interactive leadership program provides opportunity for personal skill development and shared-​learning between participants.

Participants will reflect on contemporary theories affecting leadership effectiveness: emotional intelligence, distributed leadership, self-reflective practice and social style, and relate these theories to their own professional practice.  

Relationship-building skills will include: active listening and coaching, debriefing, offering and requesting constructive feedback, being assertive, conducting challenging conversations, conflict resolution and managing staff with entrenched negativity.  

Self-organisational skills will include: direction setting and planning, project management, time management and self pacing.

A set of resilience skills will provide coping strategies which can help leaders to manage the personal and professional demands of working in a challenging educational setting.    ​

During the enrolment process you will be required to answer some questions which will provide additional information to allow the presenters to shape the presentation to ensure it meets the needs of the participants.

Learning Objectives

  • to reflect on my own abilities in leadership, team-building and change management   

     
  • to understand contemporary theories of leadership effectiveness, and reflect on the application of these to my own practice

     
  • to develop communication and coaching skills which will improve my relationships with staff and my staff's relationship with each other

     
  • to develop self-organisational skills which will improve my ability to manage the demands of my role and drive the continuous improvement of team effectiveness 

     
  • to develop resilience skills which will help me manage personally in a challenging career. 

Presenters

JOE CORBETT is an advisor to schools in the areas of leadership development, team development and school improvement. As a teacher of the deaf he taught at Glendonald School for Deaf Children and was a former principal of Victorian College for Deaf Children. He worked for several years as an educational psychologist. His final appointment in education was as Assistant Regional Director of the Northern Metropolitan Region.


 

PETER CRONIN is an advisor to specialist schools in the areas of leadership development, communication skills and relationship building with parents. As a teacher of the deaf he taught at Glendonald School for Deaf Children, Monnington Parent Guidance Centre and Burwood State College where he lectured in education of the deaf. His final appointment in education was as Director of Children's Services at Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind. 

Public Transport

The closest train station to VDEI is the Prahran station, on the Sandringham line.
The closest tram stops are Tram Stop 27 (cnr St Kilda Road and High Street) and Tram stop 28 (cnr Punt Road and High Street).

Parking

Two parking options are available within close walking distance to VDEI’s learning centre.
1. metered street parking available along St Kilda Road and High Street and
2. all day paid car parking in nearby complexes, we recommend:

  • Pullman Melbourne Albert Park, Queens Road (crn Lorne Street)

  • Wilson Carpark, Queens Lane. 

Please check their websites for accurate prices and early bird specials.
Unfortunately there is no longer access to parking facilities onsite at VDEI​.​​​​​​​

Dates and Times

Monday, June 19, 2017

9:00 AM till 4:00 PM

Add to Calendar6/19/2017 9:00 AM6/20/2017 4:00 PMAustralia/MelbourneLeading in Specialist Settings - A Professional Learning Program for New and Emerging Leaders​​​This highly interactive leadership program provides opportunity for personal skill development and shared-​learning between participants. ​Participants will reflect on contemporary theories affecting leadership effectiveness: emotional intell...VDEI 597 St Kilda Road MelbourneVictorian Deaf Education Institutevdei@edumail.vic.gov.au

Audience
Teachers of the Deaf, Teachers in Specialist Settings
Cost

Standard

$190

Location
VDEI 597 St Kilda Road Melbourne