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Values and your path in education 2024110W

Apr 17, 2024 - Dec 31, 2024


Full course description

Date and time 

Wednesday 17 April 2024, 4.00 pm to 5.00 pm 

Delivery mode 

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


Teacher, Leader 


Wayfinder was born at the Stanford Institute of Design after asking one key design question: how can we reimagine education to develop a student’s sense of meaning, purpose, and belonging? Rather than recycle old solutions to curb depression and anxiety, Wayfinder is addressing the youth mental health crises in a new innovative model.

At the core of every passionate educator lies a set of values that not only inspire but also guide their journey. But how do these values shape your path in education? This engaging session explores the vital connection between your personal values and your decision to embark on a career in education, how these principles influence your teaching and leadership style, and the impact they have on fostering a nurturing learning environment. Through introspective questions and dynamic discussions, we'll help you align your deepest values with your educational practices. If you're looking to deepen your understanding of leadership in education and enhance your impact in the classroom, join us for a learning experience that promises to enlighten and inspire. 


Key takeaways 

  • insights into how personal values shape educational leadership 
  • strategies for aligning personal values with professional practices 
  • tools for fostering a values-driven educational environment 
  • a deeper understanding of the role of values in educational decision-making 
  • ways to enhance your leadership style through value-based leadership 
  • information about leveraging group learning experiences for professional development. 


Presenter information 

Will Hanley 

Will Hanley is currently an Innovation & Learning Leader 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. Will leads Wayfinder in Australia and New Zealand - a program that assists young people and adults in developing meaning, purpose and belonging in their lives. He is a Feuerstein Instrumental Enrichment Facilitator and runs innovationXdesign. Will 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. 

Erin Daugherty 

Erin began her career as a Teach For America corps member in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, teaching English Language Arts to middle schoolers. She quickly fell in love with teaching and continued her education journey working in district and charter schools in Atlanta, New Orleans, Lynn, MA, Boston, and Chicago. After seeing how inequitable discipline structures and whole school culture were negatively impacting the students she taught and their ability to thrive academically and personally, she enrolled in a graduate program to focus on identifying risk and promotive factors in students’ lives in hopes of creating systems-level change toward educational equity. 


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