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.

Overview

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. 

Program Details

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

Objectives

  • 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

 
 

Katherine K. Meresth

ADJUNCT LECTURER ON EDUCATION

Kay Merseth is the faculty chair of The Principals’ Centre in Australia: Leadership for School Excellence

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Matthew Miller     LECTURER ON EDUCATION ASSOCIATE DEAN FOR LEARNING AND TEACHING    DEAN'S OFFICE      LEARN MORE

Matthew Miller 

LECTURER ON EDUCATION
ASSOCIATE DEAN FOR LEARNING AND TEACHING
DEAN'S OFFICE

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Elizabeth City     SENIOR LECTURER ON EDUCATION FACULTY DIRECTOR    DOCTOR OF EDUCATION LEADERSHIP PROGRAM      LEARN MORE

Elizabeth City 

SENIOR LECTURER ON EDUCATION
FACULTY DIRECTOR
DOCTOR OF EDUCATION LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

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Karen Mapp   SENIOR LECTURER ON EDUCATION   FACULTY DIRECTOR, EDUCATION POLICY AND MANAGEMENT     LEARN MORE

Karen Mapp

SENIOR LECTURER ON EDUCATION

FACULTY DIRECTOR, EDUCATION POLICY AND MANAGEMENT

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