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Aspiring leaders: get ready for your first leadership role is a Course

Aspiring leaders: get ready for your first leadership role

May 24 - Sep 3, 2021

$960 Enrol

Full course description

Date and time

Session one:   Tuesday 25 May 2021, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm

Session two:   Friday 20 August 2021, 9.30 am to 11.00 am

Delivery mode

A blend of face to face, online learning and self-paced modules

Session one: In person at ISV 40 Rosslyn St, West Melbourne

Session two: Online - a zoom link sent 24 hours prior to the event


This learning event is right for you if you are thinking about seeking a leadership position in education.


This blended learning program aims to equip emerging leaders with an understanding of the theory and practice of how to effectively lead themselves and others.

You’ll explore what role leaders play in schools and the impact they can have. There will be an opportunity to assess your current skills and aptitudes to examine potential areas for growth.

The program will also address applying and interviewing for leadership roles.

Key takeaways              

  • an understanding of the role of leadership
  • knowledge of how to plan for improvement
  • reflection on current strengths and areas for growth
  • strategies for exploring leadership in your current role
  • preparation for the interview.


Presenter information

Jackie Macreadie                         

Jackie Macreadie is a Principal Consultant for Independent Schools Victoria with over 25 years’ experience in education, both in schools and universities. She has held diverse portfolios, ranging from development of international student programs, Registered Training Organisations, to leading change in schools as a school leader. Jackie has held several roles at university in a faculty and marketing management and administrative capacity, as well as lecturing in science and the Masters of Teaching for Deakin University, Monash University and Holmesglen TAFE. She has also played leading roles in the implementation of various Australian and Victorian Government education programs.



David Burton                  

David Burton is a Principal Consultant and member of the School Improvement Team at ISV. Until recently he served as Head of Senior Campus at Woodleigh School, a role which included periods as Acting Principal, most recently during the COVID-19 crisis. David has a background in teacher coaching and professional learning, curriculum development, middle years innovation and the integration of new learning technologies into the classroom. He has particular expertise with the International Baccalaureate programs. David was IB MYP Coordinator at the International School of Paris and the Australian International School in Singapore.

As a regular conference presenter and workshop leader over the last ten years, David has led professional learning with schools and teachers across Australia and New Zealand as well as throughout Asia, Europe and Africa on a variety of areas including IB program leadership, curriculum planning and development, authentic assessment and service learning. He has delivered various conference papers. David has also completed a Master in School Leadership course, specialising in research into the efficacy of teacher collaboration.

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