Professional Learning Workshops

Term 1, 2022

VPA offer a range of Professional Learning Workshops throughout in the year in areas such as:
  • Understanding the Student Resource Package
  • Leading a Thriving School Culture
  • Applying for Principal Class Positions
  • And more!
Current workshops are listed below.

 


 

 




Tough Conversations - FULLY BOOKED
Tough Conversations is a one-day professional learning workshop where
participants learn practical skills for holding students, parents andstaff accountable for bad behaviour and breached expectations.
The workshop will uncover:

  • Improved negotiation strategies using a scripted mediation process.
  • Better understanding of how to be less affected by someone becoming frustrated and how
    to manage their emotional distress.
  • Strategies to progress the conversation towards a pre-planned outcome.
  • Practical demonstrations of principals and school leaders managing difficult parent and staff
    behaviour, including what to do and what to say to achieve better outcomes.
  • Readings and literature for follow-up research

This course will be held on Wednesday, 23 March, 2022.
Click here to download the flyer and registration form.


Leading a Thriving School Culture
Monday 9 May, 2022
9:00am - 3:00pm

Location: VPA Office, Unit 2, 13-21 Vale Street, North Melbourne
Leading a Thriving School Culture is a one-day professional learning workshop created for Principals, Assistant Principals and Leading Teachers.
Participants will explore how school leaders can be Architects of Culture and how they can intentionally craft culture to help their school community thrive.


Over the course of the Masterclass you will:

  • Bust some popular myths about culture
  • Explore what a thriving culture could look like in schools
  • Discover how The 4R Culture Framework can help leaders create culture in a meaningful
    and intentional way
  • Learn how leveraging existing routines, rituals, role modelling and rhythms enables leaders
    to brings their desired culture to life with their teams
  • Map existing school culture and assess what’s working well, where there is struggle, and
    what needs to be adjusted for a thriving school culture to be fully experienced
  • Experiment with a behaviour change framework to help make this work easy, effortless
    and embedded into the way schools are already working



Click here to download the flyer and registration form.




Applying for Principal Class Positions 
Wednesday 18 May, 2022
9:00am - 3:00pm

Location: VPA Office, Unit 2, 13-21 Vale Street, North Melbourne


This workshop has been designed for aspiring Assistant Principals and Principals. It will be
delivered by members of the VASSP team: Marie Ghirardello and former Regional Network Leader; Field Officer Garry Schultz,
former Principal of Belmont High School.

Download the form   here and return to Sue O'Connor at [email protected]



Maximise Your Influence
Thursday 12 May, 26 May, 9 June and 23 June, 2022.
Location: Online

The VPA and Michael Licenblat from Bounce Back Fast are proud to present the Maximise Your Influence program. The workshop will uncover:

  • Confidently communicate and express points of view and exchange ideas.
  • Resolve and diffuse conflicts, complaints and misunderstandings more effectively - without going around in circles.
  • Dissolve resistance and negativity when expressing new ideas and opinion or raising issues.
  • Get buy-in from your team by understanding the psychology of decision making.
Download the form here and return to Sue O'Connor at [email protected]


Portland Principal Wellbeing Series: Be Well to Lead Well
5 May, 9 June, 28 July, 1 September and 1 December.
Location: Online

Under the guidance of Chris Egan, over the course of six sessions of threaded professional learning, leaders will explore the science of wellbeing to understand and apply evidence-informed practices to curate wellbeing at three distinct but interrelated levels of an organisation.


Download the form here  and return to Sue O'Connor at [email protected]

Introduction to Understanding the SRP
Wednesday 1 June, 2022
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Online
This workshop for principals and assistant principals will focus on understanding your school’s SRP.

The workshop will cover:

  • Unpacking the various components of the Student Resource Package
  • Workforce planning and budgeting concepts
  • Major issues that impact on staffing and planning
  • Hands on modelling the SRP using your school’s data

Click here to download the flyer and registration form.




Untapped Talent

The VPA and Deborah Patterson are pleased to facilitate the Untapped Talent program. The program will uncover:

  • Leadership, clarity, commitment and styles
  • Consistency and rigour in classrooms
  • Mental models to improve reactions to people/situations/issues
  • Bringing it all together with an Activation Plan.

This course will be held on Wednesday, 8 June, 2022.

Click here to download the flyer and registration form.





Completed VPA Workshops
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Applying for Principal Class Positions
  • Introduction to Leadership Coaching
  • Tough Conversations
  • Planning your workforce
  • Aspiring Leaders Day
  • Leading a Thriving School Culture
  • And more!