General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK AC(Mil) CVO MC (Retd) is known as ‘a man of the people’.
When recognised in 2001 as Australian of the Year, it was said that, “In every respect Peter Cosgrove demonstrated that he is a role model. The man at the top displayed those characteristics we value most as Australians – strength, determination, intelligence, compassion and humour.”
Having led troops as a junior leader and as Commander-in-Chief, having served as Australia’s Governor General from 2014 to 2019, and having travelled the world and Australia, General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove has unique perspectives on Australia, Australians and our place in the world. Sir Peter Cosgrove has lived many lives - Governor General, Chief of the Defence Force, INTERFET Commander. His views on leadership are grounded in experience.
Stan Grant's One Plus One: Sir Peter Cosgrove
Gert Biesta is Professor of Public Education, Maynooth University, Ireland and Professor for Educational Theory and Pedagogy, University of Edinburgh. Professor Biesta’s presentation will address some of the big questions for those who lead education:
What is a good education?
What should really matter in education?
What should be the place of the school in society?
Professor Biesta has written extensively on the philosophy of education and educational policy with a particular focus on teaching, teachers and curriculum.
Gert Biesta: Good Education in an Age of Measurement
Jenny Gore is a Laureate Professor in the School of Education at the University of Newcastle. Jenny's sustained program of research on Quality Teaching, a pedagogical model, and Quality Teaching Rounds, an innovative approach to teacher professional development, has had significant evidence-based impact on student outcomes in government, Catholic and independent schools throughout Australia.
Quality Teaching Rounds is an evidence-based model that enables teachers to draw on their own strengths and the advice of peers to find creative ways of improving their practice.
Quality Teaching Rounds and DET
Quality Teaching Rounds Research
Roger Page began teaching in 1980. Working initially in the Technical School division he was heavily involved in leadership roles in wellbeing and professional development. He developed an interest and involvement in integrated curriculum and gifted education early in his career, and has been involved in the design and planning of several new schools.
Roger is the foundation principal of Nossal High School, the first purpose built coeducational government selective entry school in Victoria. He was responsible for the physical design of the school buildings and teaching spaces; the appointment of all staff; and the development of an ICT rich 21st century curriculum for high performing students.
Dr Robert Kay will discuss the changing goal posts for education. Based on 15 years research across a wide range of school systems, this presentation will examine the key factors keeping the school system locked in Education 1.0. But change is coming, with rapid developments in microcredentials changing the way we think about assessment and the recognition of learning. This will create new opportunities for schools to support their students pursue alternative learning pathways and approaches.
Rob will discuss what this means for schools as we head towards a new paradigm in education.
Robert Kay: Incept Labs Research
Almost universally, Australian school leaders agree that the culture of their school matters. And yet, when asked to define it, the answers are often diverse and vague. It positions school leaders in the company of an inconvenient question “How can work on our school’s culture if we aren’t even sure what it actually is?”
In this presentation, Adam will call upon his years as a principal to assist us to establish a clearer definition of school culture, to adopt methodologies that foster culture and to see more clearly our own personal influence within that culture. A strong, relational and productive culture is the key to your people and your programs thriving. We stand at the edge of the next frontier of school improvement and Adam will be ensuring that our first steps are taken together.
Jackie Furey is known as one of Australia’s leading clinical psychotherapist and a specialist in relationships and Mental Health wellbeing.
For the past 30 years Jackie has helped thousands of people in their personal and professional lives to deal more effectively and successfully with the challenges presenting in todays wonderful yet fast paced and ever-changing world.
Jackie’s work on ‘well-being’ – creating mental strength and emotional resilience has been presented in over 40 major cities around the world. This has resulted in her conducting over 25,000 hours of face to face consultations and having thousands of people benefit from her life-changing keynotes and workshops.
Lynne Cazaly is an international keynote speaker, multi-award-winning author, and a master facilitator.
She is also an experienced radio broadcaster, presenter and producer having presented more than 10000 hours on-air. Her background is a communication specialist, having lectured in under-graduate and post-graduate programs in several of Australia's Universities, and a consultant to different industries and sectors on change and transformation.
Lynne helps individuals, teams, and businesses transition to better ways of thinking and working. She can help you think better, make sense of information and handle the realities of workplace overwhelm and information overload with her clever hacks and ingenious processes, tools and methods.
Lynne will speak about, and share strategies for sensemaking and cognitive load coping, two capabilities The Institute for the Future has predicted will be essential for leadership in the 2020s – the new ‘superpower’
Caroline Milburn is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Ourschool, a not-for-profit service solely devoted to helping public high schools build strong alumni networks to benefit students and their school communities.
Under Caroline’s leadership, Ourschool transformed from its origins as a small pilot program in 2017 incubated by VASSP, to an independent entity currently providing a service to 24 partner schools in Victoria.
Caroline is a former state secondary school teacher and a former journalist with The Age newspaper. Caroline believes state high schools deserve to have professionally run alumni programs that create supportive alumni networks.
Paul Broecker is an Assistant Principal at Hampton Park Secondary College, located in Melbourne’s south east. Paul is passionate about making a difference to the lives of our most vulnerable and marginalized young people, having taught in disadvantage communities for 12 years.
Paul was one of the original school leaders to join Ourschool and has implemented the program in two large secondary schools. He has a strong understanding of how to build an alumni program from the ground up and can attest to benefits that flow from unlocking the power of alumni.
Andrew Douch is a teacher and independent education consultant with 22 years’ classroom experience. He helps teachers amplify their impact on student learning by inspiring new thinking about teaching effectively in a technology rich world.
His essential message is that in a rapidly changing social and economic landscape, as technology becomes ever more plentiful, user-friendly and affordable, it is leveraged most powerfully, not by the most technologically capable teachers but by those most willing to look with fresh eyes at their pedagogy.
In this down-to-earth workshop, Andrew will explain and demonstrate tips, tricks and tools he and other professional presenters use, that make presentations more seamless, compelling and memorable.
No matter your current presentation skill level, you are sure to pick up some ideas and insights that will guarantee your next presentation is more effective than your last.
Kylie Lewis is an executive coach and a certified Dare to LeadTM Facilitator. Dare to LeadTM is a formal leadership program derived from Brené Brown’s best-selling book of the same name.
In this presentation, Kylie will introduce the four skill sets demonstrated by courageous leaders. Kylie holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) (Psychology & Sociology), Masters in eBusiness and Communication and is a certified Executive Coach (IECL) and Wellness Coach (Wellness Coaching Australia).