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The VPA provides a range of professional development programs for principals, assistant principals and aspiring school leaders each term. Programs are designed to meet the needs of members, and are run by the Association.

Term 2 2018


Avoiding the Merit Protection Board

VPA and VASSP are offering a workshop designed to inform school leaders about the role of the Merit Protection Board. Presented by Peter Hibbins. 

Date: Thursday 3 May

Time: 9.00am - 12.30pm

Venue: VPA Office, North Melbourne

Cost: $30

Register here.


Communicating with your Community - Newsletters

This morning workshop is designed to help you improve the effectiveness of your school newsletter. Presented by Caroline Milburn, former journalist at The Age.

Date: Monday 14 May

Time: 9.00am - 12.30pm

Venue: VPA Office, North Melbourne

Cost: $100 members or $120 non-members


Register here.


Energy for Leadership

This program, based on the tenets of positive psychology and energy management theory, will enable participants to consider their own practices and mind-sets with a view to staying strong and resilient as they lead their school communities. Presented by Bernie Lloyd.

Date:Tuesday 15 May

Time: 9.00am - 12.30pm

Venue: VPA Office, North Melbourne

Cost: $100 members or $120 non-members

Register here.

Managing Difficult Conversations

This highly interactive workshop is designed to give you an edge when conducting potentially difficult conversations with parents or staff. Presented by Marie Ghirardello. 

Date: Monday 21 May

Time: 9.00am - 12.30pm

Venue: VPA Office, North Melbourne

Cost: $100 members or $120 non-members

Register here.



Wellbeing Empowering Leaders (WEL) Program CANCELLED

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North Melbourne

Dates: 7-8 May & 11 October 2018

Venue: VPA Office, North Melbourne


Dates: 21-22 May & 18 October 2018

Venue: Lakeview Motor Inn, 286 Napier Street Bendigo


Dates: 28-29 May & 16 October 2018

Venue: Northern Bay P-12 College, 3-25 Goldsworthy Road, Corio

Cost: Members $1,300, $1,750 Non-Members. Small school (150) group discount if 3 principals sign up together $1000 per member or $1300 per non-member.

Principal Class members are critical in the success of a school. Both APPA and VPA believe that you need to take the time to look after your health and wellbeing for yourself, your students, your school and to model effective leadership habits. This three day professional learning program for leaders includes five hours of individual coaching over six months.



Supporting New Principal Class Induction - Part 2

Date: Friday 11 May

Time: 9.00am-1.00pm

Venue: VPA office, North Melbourne

Register here.



PR for Principals: Managing the Vibe


Date: Thursday 7 June

Time: 9.30am-12.30pm 

Venue: VPA office, North Melbourne

Registration details coming soon.


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