The University of Newcastle, Australia
Fast facts Starts 29 January, 2020
Duration

4 weeks

Effort

8 to 10 hours per week

Cost

FREE - Certificate for US$149

Subject

Education & Teacher Training

Level

Intermediate

About this course

What kind of leader are you? Are you equipped to transform your learning organisation into the place you know it can be? In this course, we investigate leadership styles, best practices and philosophies that challenge you to develop your leadership capacity.

You will be guided in evaluating your leadership strengths and opportunities for growth, and will develop a personal leadership philosophy and vision. Strategic management theory and practice will be introduced and examined in the school context.

This course is aimed at school teachers in leadership roles who are looking to advance their career as a:

  • head teacher
  • assistant or deputy principal
  • principal
  • organisational leader
  • or in educational policy or advisory roles.

This course is registered with the New South Wales Educational Standards Authority (NESA) (Australia). Completing EDLMx1 Developing Your Educational Leadership and Management Vision will contribute 12 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 6.4.4 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Lead Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Developing Your Educational Leadership and Management Vision is part of the Professional Certificate in Leadership and Management in Education.

If you successfully complete the entire verified Professional Certificate, you are eligible to apply for 10 units (one elective course equivalent) for credit into our Master of Leadership and Management in Education. Designed to further advance your skills to become a stronger education leader, and provide you with a diverse range of career opportunities, the Masters program can be completed in one year full-time. Available face-to-face, online or mixed mode (combination of online and face-to-face), you could study from the comfort of your own home and fit study around your lifestyle.

    What you'll learn

    • Analyse theoretical concepts and best practices relating to leadership
    • Articulate insights into strategic management theory and practice
    • Evaluate your leadership strengths and identify opportunities for growth
    • Develop a personal leadership philosophy and vision

    Course syllabus

    Week 1: Understanding leadership

    • Leadership styles and frameworks
    • Evaluating leadership strengths and opportunities

    Week 2: What works in school leadership

    • Defining an effective educational leader
    • Strategic management theory and practice

    Week 3: Future trends in leadership

    • Current research in leadership
    • Growing your leadership capacity

    Week 4: ‘Bringing the Good Weather’

    • ‘Bringing the Good Weather’ framework for leadership
    • Developing a personal leadership philosophy and vision

    Meet the instructors

    Professor John Fischetti

    Professor John Fischetti

    Professor John Fischetti is the Head of the School of Education at the University of Newcastle, Australia. He promotes learning equity to enable educational success of all children.

    Dr Scott Imig

    Dr Scott Imig

    Dr Scott Imig is a Senior Lecturer in Education at the University of Newcastle, Australia. He is helping educators on both sides of the Pacific to engage in reflective practice and conversations about growth.


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