Professional Development Network

Calling the Shots:  Leadership Lessons from an Olympic Hockey Umpire and Head of Department
27 Oct

Calling the Shots: Leadership Lessons from an Olympic Hockey Umpire and Head of Department

From the hockey field to the halls of a state high school, Aleisha Neumann knows that there is more to leadership than just hard work. As an international hockey referee, umpire for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, and the first female hockey referee to umpire a top tier international men's game, Aleisha will discuss how her umpiring has assisted in developing her skills as a Head of Department, and vice versa.
Creating a Culturally Aligned Framework for Schools based on the Science of Wellbeing
20 Oct

Creating a Culturally Aligned Framework for Schools based on the Science of Wellbeing

Susie will address the desire that many schools exhibit toward wanting to implement a wellbeing program while perplexed about how to do it!
​Explore the notion of an authentic, purposeful, and meaningful wellbeing program that flows through the entire school, from Prep to Year 12, to all staff and families, and the wider community.
PDN Virtual Leadership Webinar
08 Sep

PDN Virtual Leadership Webinar

Learning resilient leadership from the battlefield to the boardroom outlines how William Gooderson has shaped his personal and professional journey. A retired British Army Major with combat and corporate experience leading small and large, high performing teams in complex environments, William leverages his insights on what makes a good leader and how to manage your own resilience, through his work as a motivational speaker, workshop facilitator and coach.
Leadership Breakfast with Katrina Lines, CEO, Act for Kids
04 Aug

Leadership Breakfast with Katrina Lines, CEO, Act for Kids

Katrina joined Act for Kids in 2006, became Executive Director of Services in 2008 and was appointed Chief Executive Officer in August 2020. Katrina is a registered psychologist with more than 20 years' experience delivering clinical and social services at the individual, organisational and community level. She has a Ph.D in children's cognitive, social and emotional development and postgraduate qualifications in governance, business and education.