The Leading Edge: Women in Education Conference – MELBOURNE
Day 1 – Saturday
8:30am Registration and coffee/tea
9:15am Stepping Firmly into your Future
Who are you and how do we know? What does your ‘brand’ say about you? You already have a brand; it’s what people say about you when you are not in the room. Do you know what people are saying? Are you proud of what they are saying or is some re-branding needed? We’ll explore branding for the educational leader and clarify your personal branding plan.
10:30am Morning Tea
11:00am The Value of Profiling
The key to relationships is healthy communication. The DISC is a powerful profiling tool, revealing your behavioural style and how you prefer to communicate. DISC also demonstrates how you can improve your communication with others. We’ll discuss the profiling report, you’ll see your own profile, and together we’ll explore success strategies that you can immediately implement. As part of your profiling report, your key motivators have been mapped and will be presented and discussed. Once you understand your own motivations, you can align your actions with your career goals.
2:00pm The Leadership Lens: Different Perspectives
We know that the number of female leaders in senior positions is currently well short of the number of our male counterparts. We discuss this divide and discover what aspiring women can and should be doing to rebalance the leadership landscape.
Panel members: Senior leaders including Principals, Deputy Principals and HR Managers
3:00pm Preparing for Interview: ‘Getting your Ducks in a Row’
Going for interviews requires planning and practise. There is a format used in interviewing and a successful process for responding to questions. Together we will explore the pitfalls of interviews and discover techniques for success. We will also break down the position description ready for the Mock Interview to be held Day 2.
4:30pm End of Day 1
6:30 – 10:00pm Conference Dinner
Conference Dinner Venue: Strathcona Baptist Girls’ Grammar, Tay Creggan, 30 Yarra St, Hawthorn.
Day 2 – Sunday
8:30am Reconnect & coffee/tea
9:00am Conference resumes: Review & Re-focus
9:15am Leading with Emotional Intelligence
Leadership is about relationships. We’ll explore the core of great leadership and effective teams – trust – and how to build it. We’ll also examine the importance of managing emotions to ensure you maintain a consistent demeanour on which your team can depend.
10:00am Morning Tea
10:30am The Missing 33%
‘High-performing leaders are not just born, but can be made’. Senior leadership positions are not just about leading the team. There is a missing 33% of the career success equation for women and we need to fill the void. We need to be more confident, negotiate better, self-promote more and get more strategic. What does this look like and how do we address it?
Presenter: Fiona Hutton – Director, Hutton Consulting
12:00pm The Strategic Leadership Journey
During the registration process, each delegate will be asked to provide 3 questions about the challenges of the leadership journey. These questions will be explored together and those that remain unanswered will be presented to a small panel of senior leaders.
2:00pm Mock Interview & Debrief
An aspiring leader will be interviewed for a senior leadership position in front of 3 panel members and conference delegates. Following the interview, we will debrief the experience together to identify areas you need to develop further in preparation for your next interview.
3:15pm Where to from here?
Using the combined profiles of delegates, we’ll compare the group’s Behavioural Profiles and see if patterns exist among leaders, levels and roles. You will examine what you need to do to strengthen your leadership profile and develop an action plan for implementation.
4:00pm End of Conference
- Credit Card or Electronic Bank Transfer
- The Tax Invoice will be prepared and emailed to you
Terms & Conditions
Refunds will only be provided if:
- A substitute delegate is not available
- The Behavioural Profile link has not been emailed to the delegate
- We have been notified in writing at least 2 weeks before the conference starts