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  • Audience
  • Next Intake
    20 October
  • Location
  • Duration
    2 days
  • Mode
  • Fees
    DET Fully Subsidised

Your leadership and wellbeing in 2021 and beyond

Developed in response to the needs and aspirations of principals across Victoria, the Lead Well Forum is an opportunity to hear from education experts.

You will leave with an understanding of how to apply the latest research in educational leadership and school improvement, and gain practical advice from health and wellbeing experts.

You will explore what makes a great leader in education, learn about best practice in principal health and wellbeing, and identify key areas for growth and development.

Lead Well Forum supports the ‘Professional leadership’ and ‘Positive climate for learning’ priority areas of the Victorian Education State Framework for Improving Student Outcomes (FISO).


Designed for principals.

Note: this offering is a repeat of content presented at the 2021 Evolve Forum in March.


Developed and facilitated by Justin Bown from Pinnacle Group Australia and Jacqui Patuawa from Evaluation Associates.

Over 2 days you are expected to engage in and contribute to:

  • online forum (6 hours)
  • self-directed learning (30 minutes).

Online forums

Online forums are delivered over two 3-hour sessions.

Day 1

You will:

  • hear from keynote speaker Professor Emeritus Viviane Robinson
  • undertake an activity to apply learnings from the keynote session
  • participate in a reflection session.

Day 2

You will:

  • explore wellbeing tips and tricks related to sleep, exercise, and nutrition
  • hear from keynote speaker Bruce Armstrong, Education Consultant and former Deputy Secretary
  • undertake an activity to apply learnings from the keynote session
  • participate in a planning and reflection session. 

Self-directed learning

Self-directed learning activities in your own time (approximately 30 minutes) include pre-forum readings.

You’ll gain knowledge and understanding of:

  • the attributes and dispositions of effective educational leaders
  • how to plan the next steps in your leadership development
  • practical tips and tricks to enhance personal and community wellbeing. 

Alexandra Mitea
Senior Strategic Project Officer 
7022 1826

Expression of interest