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Leadership Development Masterclass with Bond University

May 24, 12:00 pm - May 25, 5:00 pm, Bond University, 14 University Drive
Robina, Queensland 4226 Australia

The Alliance Leadership Development Masterclass with Bond University offers a specially designed program for school leaders to explore personal leadership and the challenges and opportunities associated with leading schools in an ever-changing landscape.

Take this opportunity to grow your understanding of yourself and your capacity to lead. Be supported and guided by an enabling framework for leadership and discover effective strategies appropriate for the complex learning environments educators are designing.

Experience Bond Business School

Developed by the world-renowned Bond Business School, the masterclass is relevant for senior and middle leadership and educators who are exploring their leadership journey.

Gain credit towards a unit of Bond University’s Executive Graduate Certificate in Leadership (Education).

The masterclass comprises the classwork component of the subject ‘Executive Leadership: Emerging Leadership Frameworks’ in the Executive Graduate Certificate in Leadership (Education).  Participants may elect to complete the remaining work in this subject (which is done online and in their workplace).  The three remaining subjects complete Executive Graduate Certificate.  This certificate would also be granted as credit for an Executive MBA at Bond.

More information is available at https://bond.edu.au/program/executive-graduate-certificate-leadership

Program

The Masterclass will consist of six sessions and an expert panel Q&A:

  • The Changing Nature of Leadership
  • Guidelines for Effective Leadership
  • Leading with Your Strengths
  • Enabling Your Teams Through Empowering Leadership
  • The Challenges of School Leadership and the Leader’s Wellbeing
  • Developing ‘My’ Leadership Plan

PLUS

  • Expert panel Q&A with principals and Alliance Executive Members: Jackie Barron, St Hilda’s Collegiate School, Dunedin, New Zealand; Marise McConaghy, Strathcona Baptist Girls Grammar School, VIC; Ros Curtis, St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School, QLD; Toni Meath, Melbourne Girls Grammar, VIC; and Kate Hadwen, Presbyterian Ladies College Perth, WA.

Registration

Tickets are available to members and non-members. Earlybird registration has now closed.

Member price:
Individual registration – $690 (inc GST)
Group registration (3 or more) – $650 per person (inc GST)

Non-member price:
Individual registration – $890 (inc GST)
Group registration (3 or more) – $850 per person (inc GST)

Presenters

Dr Anthony Erickson — Anthony is an Associate Professor of Management at the Bond Business School, where he teaches in MBA and undergraduate subjects on managing organisations and managing people. His PhD (and subsequent research) was focused on “Charismatic leader rhetoric and follower effects: The mediating role of follower effect”. The research examined the impact of charismatic leader rhetoric on follower emotions and additional follower effects such as perceptions of charisma, follower motivation, and follower recall of speech content. Prior to joining Bond, he had a range of marketing leadership roles in retail organisations.

Dr Steve Bagi — Steve is a consulting psychologist with an active and effective professional practice. In his consulting work he specialises in leadership and team development in schools. He has completed a PhD in Educational Leadership, focusing on the challenges faced by beginning principals of Independent schools. He is also an adjunct lecturer at Bond University where he is currently lecturing in “Leadership and Team Dynamics” to undergraduate students.

Dr Baden U’Ren — Baden is a nationally recognised designer of experiential entrepreneurship education programs. He is Director of the Bond Business Commercialisation Centre and leads the entrepreneurship and innovation disciplines in the Bond Business School. He is co-founder of an ag-tech startup (BlockGrain), a niche veterinary business (Pet Wellness Centres) and has a background in commercial banking and private equity.

Event Program

12.00 pm

Registration and light lunch

12.30 pm

Welcome

12.40 pm

Session 1 – The Changing Nature of Leadership

This session involves a consideration of what constitutes leadership. There are many concepts that float around in LinkedIn pages and Facebook posts amongst other areas, as people understand that good leadership is essential to successful organisations. This session involves reviewing and discussion of the many perspectives in terms of what leadership constitutes, and how it is situation dependent, and is impacted by the environment. In this context understanding how leadership has changed over time and what effective leadership is in today’s environment is considered.

Learning Outcomes – At the end of the workshop will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate their understanding of what leadership is?
  2. Explain the social and situational context of leadership
  3. Show awareness of the traits required in leadership in modern times
3.00 pm

Afternoon Tea

3.30 pm

Session 2 – Guidelines for Effective Leadership

Having considered the importance of leadership and what it means, the next step is to look at what makes an individual an effective, an ineffective or even more drastically a “destructive” leaders. Using the results of academic research and wrapping it around participant experience, the session moves beyond the “6 steps to effective leadership” type approach to look at the importance of relationships and the need for flexibility in approach based on circumstance

Learning Outcomes – At the end of the workshop will be able to:

  1. Distinguish the traits of an effective leaders
  2. Identify the importance of adapting to circumstance as a leader
5.30 pm

Day 1 Masterclass Close

5.30 pm

Campus Tour of Bond University

6.00 pm

Cocktails and Networking – The Atrium, Health Sciences and Medicine, Level 3, Building 5

Hosted by Bond University

An opportunity to networking with your Masterclass colleagues and presenters and principals from leading Alliance schools including Jackie Barron, St Hilda’s Collegiate School, Dunedin, New Zealand; Marise McConaghy, Strathcona Baptist Girls Grammar School, VIC; Toni Meath, Melbourne Girls Grammar, VIC; Ros Curtis, St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School, QLD; Kate Hadwen, Presbyterian Ladies College Perth, WA, Julia Shea, St Peter’s Girls’ School, SA; Fiona Nolan, Mount Carmel College, TAS; Susan Middlebrook, Tara Anglican Girls’ School, NSW; and Marie Perry, MLC Perth; WA.

7.00 pm

Close

8.30 am

Session 3 – Leading with Your Strengths

This session reviews the literature that reinforces that self development is best derived from understanding and using your strengths. The research concludes that being strength focussed results in increased awareness of self and others, of a greater sense of self efficacy, and helps to build stronger teams (amongst other things). With this as a background, individual’s own strengths are identified using as a tool the Clifton Strengthsfinder, followed by discussion about the meaning of the outcomes to each individual and the implications for how they approach leadership roles – including how to focus their time, how to work with strengths of others in the team.

Learning Outcomes – At the end of the workshop will be able to:

  1. Outline the benefits of developing an understanding of one’s strengths
  2. Demonstrate an appreciation of their individual strengths
  3. Develop a plan for self development in terms of maximising their strengths, being aware of areas in which to focus improvement
10.30 am

Morning Tea

11.00

Expert panel Q&A with principals and Alliance Executive Members

Panel members: Jackie Barron, St Hilda’s Collegiate School, Dunedin, New Zealand; Marise McConaghy, Strathcona Baptist Girls Grammar School, VIC; Toni Meath, Melbourne Girls Grammar, VIC; Ros Curtis, St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School, QLD; and Kate Hadwen, Presbyterian Ladies College Perth, WA.

12.00 am

Session 4 –Enabling your Teams through Empowering Leadership 

Facilitated by Baden U’Ren

This session focusses more directly on how a leader nurtures and enables their team and its implications for outcomes. The review is a discussion around organisational principles, and in understanding what drives individuals. Having systems to capitalise on the individual’s motivations and abilities is understood as an imperative in organisational success.

Learning Outcomes – At the end of the workshop will be able to:

  1. Distinguish the motivations of individuals that make up organisations
  2. Develop an approach to encourage and enable individuals within a team
1.00 pm

Lunch

1.45 pm

Session 5 – The Challenges of School Leadership and the Leader’s Wellbeing

Given the situational context of leadership discussed in earlier sessions, this session focusses on the particular challenges of school leadership. Many of the issues facing a school leader apply across other roles, but there are nuances and specifics that relate to the School leader. In identifying and discussing the challenges, to focus becomes on understanding the need to actively plan to ensure the leader’s wellbeing – to prevent burn out and cope with the pressures of being a leader.

Learning Outcomes – At the end of the workshop will be able to:

  1. Developed awareness of the common challenges in School leadership
  2. Prepared an action plan to manage personal well being in light of these challenges
3.15 pm

Afternoon tea

3.30 pm

Session 6 – Developing “My” Leadership Plan

This session is about applying the lessons from the above, and applying it to each individual’s stage in the leadership journey – and developing an understanding of their objectives, identifying the focus for self development in proficiencies, in skills and knowledge, and considering a practical plan by which they will undertake this journey.

Learning Outcomes – At the end of the workshop will be able to:

  1. Produce a personal development plan – outlining short and longer term objectives, and a strategy to assist in achieving those objective
5.00 pm

Masterclass Close

Cancellation Policy

Event Location

Venue

Bond University
14 University Drive
Robina, Queensland 4226 Australia

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Accommodation

We recommend accommodation at the following venues, conference rates have been negotiated:

Chancellor Lakeside Apartments located in Varsity Lakes are a short walk to Bond University and are offering delegates a discounted rates To make a reservation please call  07 5503 5900 and quote: Alliance of Girls Schools

Studio apartment:
1 night $199.00
2 nights $174.00 per night

1-bedroom apartments:
1 night $209.00
2 nights $184.00 per night

2-bedroom apartments:
1 night $315.00
2 nights $305.00 per night

2-bedroom luxury apartment:
1 night $345.00
2 nights $325.00 per night

Chancellor Executive Apartments – Located in Varsity Lakes are a short walk to Bond University and are offering delegates a discounted rate of $175 per night in a one bedroom apartment (sleeps up to three). To make a reservation call 5553 6500

Mercure Gold Coast Resort is a short drive from Bond University and they are offering a special rate of $139.00 inclusive of 1 x full buffet breakfast in their Superior Garden view rooms. Please contact their reservations team and quote the Alliance of Girls Schools to secure the special offer.  Tel: 07 5555 7700  or Email: [email protected]

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