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Understanding culture is a Course

Understanding culture

Jun 17 - Jul 2, 2021

$200 Enrol

Full course description

Date and time

Friday 18 June 2021, 9.30 am to 11.00 am

Delivery mode

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


This learning event is right for you if you have responsibility for leading and/or implementing change in your school.


Culture is a confusing word, partly because it has a range of divergent meanings which compete with one another. Whilst we can struggle to explain it, we intuitively know when organisational culture allows us to thrive or holds us back.  This webinar will look at some definitions of culture, allowing us to identify what it is and is not, how it works and what it needs from us, as leaders, to create a thriving, collaborative community.

Research has consistently shown that one of the largest influences on employee performance, satisfaction, collaboration and motivation is organisational culture. Understanding what culture is, how to interpret it and how to shift it forms a solid foundation for positive leadership in our schools.

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

  • Curriculum and Student Learning – Student learning outcomes.

Key takeaways              

  • overview of different definitions of culture
  • summary of strategies to shift culture
  • introduction to a range of resources to support your work
  • connection with others who have built expertise in this role.


Presenter information

Aine Maher                     

Aine Maher is an Ambassador for Independent Schools Victoria. She designs and delivers customised professional learning programs in the areas of curriculum, teaching and learning and leadership development. Aine is an accomplished presenter, a skilled communicator and, with expertise and experience in independent schools over many years, highly knowledgeable in her field. A dynamic networker, Aine has participated in a broad range of state and national advisory and representative committees giving her access to contemporary thinking and practice in learning design, organisational culture and leadership.