The Principals’ Centre in Australia: Leadership for School Excellence
Held at the University of Sydney Business School in Sydney, Australia from 13th January 2020 to 16th January 2020.
Join us for a leadership program for school leaders and principals from government, independent and catholic schools in Australia, New Zealand, and Southeast Asia. This program is building on the success of the HCA Education scholarship where, in partnership with the Public Education Foundation and Teachers Mutual Bank, the HCA has supported over 22 public school principals from around Australia to attended a leadership course at Harvard over the past 5 years.
The HCA has a number of scholarships available for school leaders from Australian government schools that have high levels of disadvantage or are rural or remote. We are excited to bring this new initiative to Australia.
See the Harvard Graduate School of Education website for more information and to apply.
A new program from the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE), Leadership for School Excellence is designed to provide school leaders in Australia, New Zealand, and the surrounding region (Australasia) with the knowledge, leadership strategies, and tools to become effective leaders of instructional change and accelerate learning for all students. Hosted in Sydney, Australia, and designed for region-specific learning needs, participants will engage with Harvard faculty over four days to explore research based techniques and best practices to assist in developing a leadership plan tailored to their home school settings.
With content drawn from local learning contexts, and all sessions led by Harvard faculty, this program will address areas of critical importance to school leaders in Australasia – instructional leadership, school culture, leadership development, strategy, and family and community engagement. Throughout the program, participants will have the opportunity to:
Learn through faculty-led sessions and case studies, using Australia-specific examples and learning contexts
Participate in facilitated discussion groups that engage peers in collaborative learning and reflection
Reflect on and hone personal leadership goals
Develop a school leadership plan that can be implemented in multiple school settings and contexts
Build lasting connections by engaging with faculty and fellow principals and school leaders in your cohort
Gain a deeper understanding of the leadership skills needed to set high expectations for instructional quality, including how to cultivate a school culture that prioritizes learning for all
Become a more effective school leader and learn new leadership approaches for creating change and identifying optimal conditions for student learning
Develop a leadership strategy informed by relevant school data and learn how to align resources and initiatives around an evidence-based approach
Foster student achievement and better outcomes by increasing engagement among family members, community stakeholders, and school leaders
Who Should Attend
Principals and school leaders from government, independent, and catholic schools across Australasia
Educators currently in school leadership positions and seeking to hone or improve leadership skills
Principals and school leaders looking to make a transformational impact on their school or school culture as a way to improve student outcomes