Leading for Collaborative Professionalism

  • Audience
    Principal class
    Leading teacher
    Educational support staff
    Early childhood professional
    System leader
  • Event date
  • Location
    603-615 Queensberry Street North Melbourne VIC 3051
  • Duration
    2 hours
  • Mode
    Face to face Online
  • Cost
    $25 incl. GST


Join us for a breakfast webinar featuring Andy Hargreaves, dialling in live from Boston, exploring the ins and outs of leading for collaborative professionalism.

The evidence for teacher collaboration is overwhelming. Whether teachers should collaborate is no longer up for debate. Teachers do better and schools and their students do better when teachers share ideas, support each other when faced with difficult challenges, and take collective responsibility for improvement and change.

You will have the opportunity to learn:

  • the best ways to collaborate (and techniques to avoid)
  • how to design effective collaboration
  • the respective merits of professional learning communities, learning walks and school networks
  • how school leaders can take promising designs from one place and use them effectively in another
  • how system leaders can support collaboration across schools to increase equity.

Throughout the webinar, Andy will refer to his most recent co-authored book, Collaborative Professionalism: When teaching together means learning for all, based on research funded by the WISE Foundation.

You can attend this event in person at Bastow, enjoying a light breakfast with colleagues, or participate virtually via Webex. Places are limited.

Head shot of Andy Hargreaves

Andy Hargreaves is Research Professor at Boston College, Visiting Professor at the University of Ottawa, Distinguished Visiting Professor at Hong Kong University, Professor II at the University of Stavanger, and Honorary Professor at Swansea University. He is Past President of the International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement, Adviser in Education to the First Minister of Scotland and from 2016-2018 to the Premier of Ontario. Andy is founder of the Atlantic Rim Collaboratory (ARC): a group of 9 nations committed to broadly defined excellence, equity, wellbeing, inclusion, democracy and human rights.

Andy has consulted with the OECD, the World Bank, governments, universities and professional associations worldwide. He has given keynote addresses in 50 countries, 47 US states and all Australian states and Canadian provinces. Andy’s more than 30 books have attracted multiple Outstanding Writing Awards. Andy is ranked in the top 20 scholars with most influence on US education policy debate. In 2015, Boston College gave him its Excellence in Teaching with Technology Award. He holds Honorary Doctorates from the Education University of Hong Kong and the University of Uppsala in Sweden.

Meg Clarke
Senior Project Officer
03 8199 2964