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Inspire: Local Leaders

  • Audience
  • Next Intake
    Area based
  • Location
  • Duration
    7 months
  • Mode
  • Fees
    DET Fully Subsidised

Build your school leadership capabilities to make a difference in your school and area, and to succeed as a leader.

The Building Local Leadership initiative is an important part of the Victorian Government’s Education State reforms, helping increase the number of quality leaders for school leadership roles.

The Inspire: Local Leaders program provides high potential leaders with the foundational capabilities required for school leadership.

The program develops the knowledge and skills needed to start making a difference in your school and ensures you are well-trained, well-networked and well-prepared to succeed as a leader.

A blended delivery model enables this highly scalable approach to reach larger audiences.


Designed for teachers who are highly effective in their own classrooms and are ready to take the next step in their professional journey by developing themselves as teacher leaders.

Inspire is delivered online by trained facilitators who have completed the Inspire: Facilitator Training. 

Over 7 months you are expected to engage in and contribute to:

  • 7 online workshops (2 x 2.5 hours and 5 x 3 hours)
  • 5 online modules on leadership
  • applying learning in your classroom or school
  • leadership self-assessment diagnostics
  • focusing on your personal leadership pathway. 

Inspire: Local Leaders program

By participating in this program, you will develop an understanding of:

  • a school leader’s role and sphere of influence in regards to lifting student outcomes
  • the foundation principles and theory of leadership
  • techniques for improved emotional intelligence and how it influences performance, self and leading and working in teams
  • how to develop relationships that build staff capacity to improve curriculum, pedagogy and assessment and work effectively with parents and the broader school community
  • evidence and data and how they can be used to drive change in teacher practice and student outcomes
  • leading change, including managing resistance to change and mobilising resources
  • a personal leadership plan including your movement into leadership roles.

Credits for Bastow professional learning

Charles Sturt University offers subject credits for a range of Bastow professional learning, including Inspire: Local Leaders.

Subject credits reduce the time commitment and tuition costs for postgraduate study.

For more information, see Recognition of Bastow professional learning.

Only register for the area in which your school is located.

If you are unsure which area your school is in, please see the regional map (edugate login required).

Silvana Del Bene
Manager, Regional Delivery
03 7022 1415

Expression of interest