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innovationXdesign 2022133WB

Aug 16, 2022 - Dec 30, 2022

$3,200 Enrol

Full course description

Date and time

Day 1: Tuesday 16 August, 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm
Day 2: Tuesday 30 August, 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm
Day 3: Tuesday 13 September, 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm
Day 4: Tuesday 11 October, 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm

Delivery mode

Online – a Zoom link will be provided 24 hours prior to the event


This learning event is right for you if you are an educator who wants to design solutions to challenges, find new ways forward in strategic planning and develop innovative strategies to make the most of opportunities.


Contemporary schools need to be agile. They need to be able to reassess, adapt plans and iteratively experiment with ideas, as they navigate the uncertainties and complexities of the world                 

Schools may be faced with the challenge of moving their whole educational experience online in the face of a pandemic, or they may be given a golden opportunity to redesign a learning space to better support collaboration. Whatever the challenge or opportunity, there is a need to develop the capacity to deeply understand the context, generate great ideas for solutions and trial them quickly and at low cost.

With this in mind, Independent Schools Victoria (ISV) has developed a coherent and adaptive approach to innovation. It brings together world-class processes, strategies and tools that have been created and adapted to the context of Victorian Independent schools; we call this innovationXdesign.

innovationXdesign evolves best practice approaches from the world of design thinking. It leverages routines that help make thinking visible and uses our growing understanding of building sustainable change in an organisational context. It has been designed to help educators understand more about innovation practice, and to unpack the necessary mindsets, skillsets and toolsets to explore and find solutions to everyday challenges – both in and out of the classroom. Better still, it has been developed especially for the context of Victorian Independent schools.

"Collaborating with members from other schools and working through complex problems together was wonderful! Highly recommend the innovationXdesign process."

This learning event supports creating best practice toward meeting the following VRQA standard(s):


  • School governance – Philosophy                                                                                                         
  • Curriculum and Student Learning – Curriculum framework                                                                   
  • Curriculum and Student Learning – Student learning outcomes                                                           
  • The minimum standards for schools offering a senior secondary course – Student learning outcomes  
  • The minimum standards for schools offering a senior secondary course – Teaching and learning                        

Relevant Australian professional standards for teachers


6.  Engage in professional learning

7.  Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community

Key takeaways               

  • understanding of the fundamentals of innovationXdesign
  • exploration of how innovationXdesign can be applied in educational settings
  • strategies to develop the mindsets, skillsets and toolsets required for each stage of the innovationXdesign journey
  • understanding of how to run an innovationXdesign ‘Sprint’


Presenter information

Will Hanley       

Will Hanley is currently Advisor, Innovation Practice at Independent Schools Victoria. Prior to his current role, he taught across a range of subject areas, holding various leadership positions, including Head of Department and Head of House. He has a passion for assisting young people to strive and thrive in multiple endeavours, challenging students to create and collaborate in order to comment on and positively contribute to the society in which they live. Will is a Feuerstein Instrumental Enrichment facilitator, and leads Project Wayfinder in Australia, a program that assists young people in developing belonging, purpose and meaning in their lives.


Nikki Maguire                 

Nikki Maguire is an experienced educator, consultant and presenter in primary, secondary and tertiary education across Independent, government and Catholic sectors. She has a passion for the science of learning and inclusive education practices. Nikki has a Masters in Inclusive Education and is a certified International Feuerstein Instrumental Enrichment trainer and facilitator, as well as an experienced Dynamic Assessment practitioner. She has worked in learning enhancement, academic coaching, wellbeing and school strategic planning and program design and delivery.