An exciting initiative and collaboration between Moama Anglican Grammar, their new Principal Teresa Deshon, and myself is the Future Connections Rural and Regional Conference coming to Moama across 2 days at the end of April. Teachers at both government and non-government schools are encouraged to attend.

The conference has been well designed so that delegates can attend either day or both days. Delegates will learn far more about themselves through behavioural profiling using the Talent Insights Double Science Profile that combines DISC and Driving Forces. The resulting 40-page report maps how you behave and communicate and why you take action. The report provides an analysis of aspects of your behaviour well beyond just your communication. It is the report most widely used in leadership development.

The line-up of speakers is impressive with John Corrigan, of Group 8 Education, speaking about Moral Purpose and School Transformation and Fiona Hutton, of Hutton Consulting, talking about the needs of the employment market and what educators need to be doing to ensure they stay on top of these requirements. The conference also includes leaders in schools sharing innovative practices, leaders of change speaking about educational direction and on the Saturday a panel of Principals will talk to the needs of our communities and how we equip our young people in rural and regional settings to be effective, dynamic and collaborative members of the future workforce.

An important focus of this conference is on ensuring we are meeting the needs of young people in rural and regional settings. Youth Affairs Council Victoria (YACVIC) will explore with us the health and wellbeing of young people in rural and regional settings from current research and look at how we can address these needs and issues in our schools and communities.

The program can be accessed here

The conference aims are to:

  • provide an opportunity for educators in rural and regional schools to connect and share their knowledge and experiences
  • learn about initiatives taking place across sectors
  • discuss the future of education in the rural and regional context
  • learn from the research in youth health and wellbeing in rural and regional settings
  • continue to develop great school leaders

Register online NOW!  or request a Tax Invoice by sending an email to

This conference is about making connections, so remember to book yourself in for the conference dinner on Friday night.