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Round table community

Jan 4 - Nov 23, 2021


Full course description

Date and time

Round table one: Staff wellbeing - Thursday 25 February 2021, 4.30 pm to 6.30 pm 

Round table two: The school day - what are we trying? - Tuesday 27 April 2021, 8.30 am to 10.30 am

Round table three: Hybrid models of education: Global/local examples - Thursday 17 June 2021, 4.30 pm to 6.30 pm

Round table four: Watch this space! Tuesday 9 November 2021, 8.30 am to 10.30 am

Delivery mode

Online - zoom link provided 24 hours prior to event


This learning event is right for you if you are wanting to connect with colleagues to share strategies and ideas for embracing contemporary challenges facing schools.


The idea of 'Round Table' is to explore a topic/area of interest that all schools are facing as schools look to evolve into contemporary organisations to meet the needs of modern learners. This focused time will have short presentations from several schools around the topic/challenge at hand and then the world cafe model will be employed to ensure you are entering the conversation which best meets your needs.

Through isLearn the conversation can continue to provide clarity and support for your next steps.

"Education is a business - the growth business. It cultivates the growth of our learners, translates the growth of new knowledge, and builds professional growth." Heidi Hayes-Jacobs

Key Takeaways                

  • expanded network
  • increased knowledge and understanding of a contemporary challenge
  • strategies to create focused discussion and action in your own context.



Karen Milkins-Hendry

Karen Milkins-Hendry is Dean of The Development Centre at Independent Schools Victoria. Her 26 years working in schools included leadership experience that spanned across pastoral and academic areas with extended periods as Acting Principal. This background provided valuable strategic skills and experience to bring into both the development and implementation of leadership programs. With a teaching background as broad as Specialist Mathematics and Chemistry through to VCE Theatre Studies, Karen relishes her current role of engaging with the broader educational community with a view to providing evidence-based support to the unique improvement journey of schools.



Case studies presented by three senior leaders in schools

Round table one speakers

Natalie Charles - Principal, Mentone Girls' Grammar School

Justin Robinson -  Director, Geelong Grammar Positive Education Institute

Gerard Houlihan - Deputy Head of the School, St Michael's Grammar School


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