The Hartley Institute’s inaugural program for 2016 launched on Thursday February 18th when thirty teachers and school leaders came together to begin a program facilitated by Dr Simon Breakspear.
Following the success of Dr Breakspear’s visit in 2015, the six-month “Empowering Leaders of Learning” program was designed to build change leadership capabilities and accelerate improvements in teaching and learning.
Aimed at senior leaders of learning and their teams, who are about to undertake an improvement program, or who are currently in the process of change and want to reflect on and sharpen their process to create a deeper impact, this program equips leaders with the strategies and tools to drive sustainable change in teaching practices that positively impact student learning.
The core components of the program are :-
• 4 Days of in-person intensive leadership capability development, split into an initial 2 day intensive program with a further 2 days session as an important follow up for greatest impact.
• 2 Online Community of Practice Meet-ups
• Online prior learning including videos and readings, available before and during program.
• Embedded change project work within the school context including the collection of evidence of impact.
Feedback from the participants after days one and two was overwhelmingly positive with many expressing the view that the program would be invaluable to their colleagues, both those with whom they work and those in other schools.
Participants will come together for a second session in May.