Aspiring Leaders Day 2019




You are invited to Aspiring Leaders Day 2019. Here, you will gain insight into the key qualities of successful educational leaders. Learn how your own leadership skills can impact on individuals and teams to drive change in your school.

The day will include special guest speakers and a Q&A session with Victorian school principals.

For more information and to register, see our flyer and registration form here

Check out Aspiring Leaders Day 2018 here.

Confirmed speakers: 

Andrew Jones – Facilitator

Andrew Jones is an expert in learning design and teacher professional development. He has been working in schools in a range of school settings both as a teacher, school leader and leadership coach for over 25 years now. He led the closure and regeneration of four schools in the northern suburbs of Melbourne, has a Master's in Educational Leadership and is completing his PhD at the University of Melbourne in the area of School Learning Culture and Teacher Learning. Andrew's work with the coaching department of the Melbourne Football Club and St Kilda Football Club over the past 4 years, his role as Principal as Residence in the Australian Research Council's Science of Learning Research Centre (University of Melbourne) and as education advisor at Smiling Mind, have all helped to create a highly unique skillet relevant for many contexts.

Dr Ryan Dunn – Keynote


Dr Ryan Dunn has collaborated with and advised schools and districts in the U.S and Australia. He has worked extensively in the United States, where he led large-scale research and professional learning initiatives in New York City and California. In Australia, Ryan is a lead consultant within the Curiosity and Powerful Learning initiative that worked with over 100 primary and secondary schools in Victoria and Queensland. As a lecturer at the University of Melbourne his work focuses on teacher professional learning, educational leadership, practitioner research and design thinking. Ryan is also a critical friend and keynote presenter for the University of Melbourne Network of Schools where he has delivered keynotes on Leading Change, Professional Learning Teams and Mathematical Reasoning. 


Gene Reardon – Keynote


Gene Reardon is the Executive Director, Professional Practice and Leadership Division, at the Department of Education and Training. Gene has years of leadership experience, having been Director of Professional Practice (DET), Director of Victorian Deaf Education Institute (DET), General Manager of Deaf Children Australia, and numerous other positions. Gene's years of leadership experience will provide a unique insight into leading with success. 

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