The conference for women in education aiming to gain ‘the edge’ in their leadership journey

It’s back with rave reviews!

This conference launched last year in Melbourne and was a huge success. It’s back again with an even better program to support aspiring women leaders of education. The 2017 Leading Edge: Women in Education Conference is Saturday 12 August & Sunday 13 August, partnering with Ruyton Girls’ School and Strathcona Baptist Girls’ Grammar School once again.  It is the conference for women planning to move up from the aspirant first time leader all the way to those aiming for Executive level leadership.

The 2017 conference will be held at Strathcona Baptist Girls’ Grammar School in Canterbury, Melbourne with the conference dinner being held at the Year 9 campus, Tay Creggan, on the banks of the Yarra River.

The program can be found here.

Book now here 

I look forward to working with your staff at the conference in August.

Here is what they said about the conference last year.

The conference last year received positive feedback and strong testimonials.  It really hit the mark for aspiring women leaders.  The difference between this conference and others is the personal connection whereby every participant receives a 40-page personalised DISC and Motivators behavioural profile plus, following the conference, a 1.5hour debrief and mini-coaching session with me. The feedback from this aspect of the conference has been powerful and change making. Here are some of the testimonials generously given to me after the conference last year.

I truly believe that The Leading Edge: Women in Education Conference had something to offer women at any stage of their leadership careers. The fantastic range of presenters generously shared valuable insights, experiences and advice, and I took away knowledge that will stay with me for the duration of my career. I would highly recommend The Leading Edge: Women in Education conference to anyone looking to grow both personally and professionally. Ellen Robinson, German/French Teacher, Korowa Anglican Girls’ School, Melbourne, Victoria

This conference was different to any other conference I have been to.  It promoted connection with other leaders, inspired me to ‘take control’ of my career, and offered me ideas as to how I can further my own understanding of my leadership style.  It recognised my strengths, but also showed my areas of challenge, recognising the importance of understanding both and the impact they can have on the way I lead in a school environment. Olivia Stephen, Year Level Coordinator, MacKillop Catholic College, Hobart, Tasmania

 The Leading Edge: Women in Education Conference, organised by Janine and Coaching Focus, proved to be both empowering and challenging.  The conference has helped me understand how to move into the next level of leadership and which direction would best suit me.  The one-on-one discussion around my behavioural profile report was hugely valuable, and Janine’s candid and practical advice made this the best professional development I have attended in my nine years of teaching, and one I would highly recommend to any woman looking to advance her career. Alice Hamilton, Head of House Wishart (Middle School), Saint Kentigern College, Auckland, New Zealand

This meaningful and positive professional development opportunity brought together a range of professional female educators from across Australia.  It was a privilege to be part of such a talented and diverse group of educators.  The conference was practical and thought-provoking.  I enjoyed the collegial discussion and the focus on improving student learning and wellbeing.  I gained much from examining the future possibilities for my own career and further study in educational management.  I am looking forward to staying connected with the other delegates and the professional dialogue continuing. Emma Grave, Head of Garnett House, Geelong Grammar School, Geelong, Victoria