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Focus on: Influential Leadership

  • Audience
    Principal class
  • Next Intake
  • Location
  • Duration
    One month
  • Mode
  • Fees
    DET Fully Subsidised

As an assistant principal your role is one of leadership and influence that requires high levels of relational trust, negotiating skills and adaptive expertise.

Whether it’s ensuring you and your principal are on the same page, overcoming resistance to change within your leadership team, or managing the performance of staff, you need 360-degree – up, down and around – leadership agility.

This 4-part workshop series has been designed to help finesse your multidirectional leadership skills. You’ll learn practical tools and techniques to discuss and practise with peers from all over the state.


This course is designed for assistant principals.


Steve Munby is a consultant and speaker on leadership and system reform across the globe.

Dr Ben Palmer is the CEO of Genos International and an internationally recognised expert in the assessment and development of emotional intelligence.

Ben will be joined by 2 members of the Genos team, Trevor Torrance and Jen Sheridan.

This course comprises four 1.5-hour workshops held a week apart. 

Each workshop includes small group discussion, engaging music and video content, polls to benchmark your ideas with your peers, and live Q&A with the presenters.  

You will also receive a participant workbook and access to supporting resources on the Bastow307 learning management system.

Workshop 1: Influencing with self-awareness

This workshop focuses on leading with self-awareness and using relational trust to influence upwards. You will explore techniques for managing self, and awareness of others, to enhance your leadership adaptability. 

Workshop 2:  Leading with boundaries

This workshop focuses on leadership including how to use interpersonal-courage and empathy to create and maintain boundaries distribute leadership and motivate people into action. You’ll leave with enhanced approaches for driving responsibility, accountability, and team motivation.

Workshop 3:  Leading with multiple perspectives

This workshop focuses on building relational trust and shifting mindsets, bringing together different perspectives and creating common understanding.

Workshop 4: Leading with imperfection

This workshop focuses on principles of imperfect leadership and why they are relevant to the assistant principal role. Building on the themes from previous sessions, you will explore techniques to enhance collaboration and overcome barriers.

You’ll enhance your skills in:

  • increasing alignment with the principal and leadership team
  • overcoming resistance to change
  • managing and motivating staff performance
  • adopting multiple perspectives and shifting mindsets
  • dealing with challenging situations
  • creating and maintaining boundaries.

Fully subsidised by the Department of Education and Training for Victorian government school participants.

Adriana Capponi
Course Coordinator
03 9059 5327

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