The Leading Edge: Women in Education Conference

Now in its 3rd year, with delegates coming from across Australia and New Zealand, this is the conference for women wanting to get the ‘edge’ on their leadership journey.

It targets mid-level women leaders. It is the conference that addresses all the things that is often not talked about, and you can raise issues freely and frankly. Janine has been through the hoops enough times to have a wealth of experience to share and she brings in key leaders across schools to share their thoughts, concerns and observations. If you want a conference that addresses the facts and you want real advice, direction and strategies, this is the conference for you.

In the three years it has been running, we have seen a large number of those who attended more smoothly climbing the leadership ladder.

Who should attend this conference:  Early and mid-level women in education who wish to step up in their leadership career.

When:   Saturday August 11 & Sunday August 12, 2018

Where: Ruyton Girls’ School, 12 Selbourne  Rd, Kew, Victoria.

Conference Overview:
  1. Know yourself
  • Understand the importance of a strong personal brand
  • Gain a greater knowledge of your style and behaviour with a personalised behavioural profile report and post conference 1:1 coaching session
  • Make professional connections and be known across the industry
  1. Effective leadership
  • Learn how to show yourself in a positive light and perform beyond expectations
  • Understand the keys to leading well with a focus on trust and relationships
  • Hear the perspectives and insights from senior leaders and principals to help women unlock career barriers and strengthen their leadership
  1. The next step
  • Identify the missing 33% in your resume and career experience
  • Explore the key elements necessary for a strong application and interview
  • Gain greater clarity of the recruitment process and observe a mock interview
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We look forward to seeing you in Melbourne in August to get the ‘edge’ on your leadership journey.

Read these testimonials from delegates who attended last year.

‘In every session, there were insights for people at different stages of their leadership journey. Anyone looking to progress their careers, no matter the level, will gain from this conference’. Kristy McWaters, Yarra Valley Grammar, Victoria.

‘The Leading Edge: Women in Education Conference allowed permission for participants to challenge thought, their capabilities and to learn more about ‘behavioural preferences’ to refine management, leadership and personal techniques with their respective roles and beyond’. Kia Sheidow, Head of Middle School, Seymour College, formerly Head of Middle School, Woodcroft College, South Australia.

‘From Session one, my interest was captured immediately! I found inspiration, clarity and direction all in the first session. It set the tone for the next two days’.  Sarah Cattapan, Marcellin College, Victoria

‘A journey of self-discovery and reflecting on yourself and those in your team. An eye-opening opportunity to ‘get the edge’ in the ever-changing environment’.   Jacinta Greer, Deputy Year 10 Leader, Ruyton Girls’ School, Victoria.

‘This conference has fuelled my energy for self-improvement. It has reminded me that investing in my career direction is a key component of my development as an educator. This conference has been life-giving with practical application to the realities of schools throughout Aust. and potentially abroad (NZ)’. Tania Gallen, Director Professional Learning & Cognitive Education, Loreto College Coorparoo, Queensland.

‘Thank you for targeting this very specific niche required for women who have leadership aspirations. The quality of your presentations and the presenters were absolutely outstanding’. Sally Northcroft, Dean of Students, The Women’s College, University of Sydney, formerly Director of Sport, Brisbane Girls Grammar School.