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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 2019


Workforce Planning for 2020

The highly rated workshop, ‘Workforce Planning for 2020’ for principals, assistant principals and leadership teams will focus on aligning school personnel and resources with the school’s strategic plan.


Workshop Overview:

  • Workforce planning and budgeting concepts
  • Major issues that impact on staff planning
  • Creating a sustainable workforce plan
  • Deficit and surplus management strategies
  • Hands on modelling with the SRP Planner using your school’s data
  • The program will be facilitated by Bill Hunt. 

  • Hume Region, 9 October 2019
  • Northern & Western Metropolitan, 11 October 2019
  • Southern & Eastern Metropolitan, 16 October 2019 - BOOKED OUT
  • Gippsland Region, 18 October 2019
  • Ballarat Region, 22 October 2019
  • Bendigo Region, 23 October 2019
  • Geelong Region, 25 October 2019
Time: 8.30 am to 12.30 pm
Venue: Applicable regional area

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Tough Conversations - BOOKED OUT

This popular workshop will equip primary school leaders with the essential tools to manage conflict, reduce stress and achieve positive outcomes with parents, students and colleagues.


Workshop Overview:

  • New skills to manage emotional stress – both your own and other people’s
  • Ways to negotiate solutions to problems using a scripted mediation process
  • Strategies to progress conversations toward achieving a pre-planned outcome
  • Practical demonstrations of how school leaders can manage difficult behaviour in others
  • Learn what to do and say to achieve better outcomes

The program will be facilitated by Michael Hawton the founder and director of Parentshop.

Date: Monday 21 October
Time: 9.00 am to 4.00 pm
Venue: VPA Office, 13–21 Vale Street, North Melbourne

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School Tour - Roxburgh Park Primary School

The tour explores amplifying the use of technology to drive school-wide transformation.


Workshop Overview:

  • Leadership
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Specialists
  • School Council
  • Student Portfolios
  • Student voice, agency and leadership

This half day tour is limited so if interested return your registration form as soon as possible.

Date: Friday 25 October
Time: 9.15 am to 12.00 noon
Venue: Roxburgh Park Primary School, 7-21 Almands Avenue, Roxburgh Park

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Quality Teaching Rounds - BOOKED OUT

Laureate Professor Jenny Gore will be again be delivering the two-day Quality Teaching Rounds (QTR) training program. QTR is a structured evidence-based model for peer observation designed to enhance teachers’ pedagogical practice. The Quality Teaching model, a pedagogical model based on a sustained program of research, provides the framework. The training program requires a minimum of three school leaders with classroom teaching duties who have the authority to lead the implementation in their schools.

Date: Monday 11 and Tuesday 12 November
Time: 9.00 am to 3.00 pm
Venue: VPA Office, 13–21 Vale Street, North Melbourne

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