Distributed Leadership Matters: Perspectives, Practicalities and Potential workshop


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Friday 21 June 2013 - AITSL presents an exciting opportunity for school leaders and/or leadership teams to work with Prof Alma Harris and Dr Michelle Jones, Institute of Educational Leadership, University of Malaya. The workshop titled Distributed Leadership Matters: Perspectives, Practicalities and Potential will extend your thinking on distributed leadership and leading collaborative practice in your school.

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Distributed Leadership Matters: Perspectives, Practicalities and Potential workshop

  1. 1. Distributed Leadership Matters:Perspectives, Practicalities and PotentialProf Alma Harris & Dr Michelle JonesInstitute of Educational Leadership, University of MalayaWorkshop outlineThe session is designed to extend your thinking about distributedleadership and leading collaborative practice in your school.Exploration of the relationship between distributed or sharedleadership and organisational improvement and consideration ofhow collaborative professional practice is best led and facilitatedwithin and between schools, will be a focus.Key Themes• distributed leadership and organisational improvement• leading collaborative professional practice for high performance• how to make collaboration happen in schools and school to schoolnetworksThe session will have a practical focus. It will revisit and build onthe ideas presented in Alma and Michelle’s Local LeadershipConference workshops (but this is not a pre-requisite forattendance).This workshop is open to individual school leaders or leadershipteams. Places are limited – register now.DetailsCost: $50 per personWhen: Friday 21 June 2013 - 9.30 - 3:30pmWhere: 440 Collins Street, MelbourneRSVP: By Friday 9 June 2013Travel arrangements are the responsibility of participants.Email localleadership@aitsl.edu.au for registration or enquiries.
  2. 2. Prof Alma HarrisInstitute of Educational LeadershipUniversity of MalayaInstitute of Education, LondonProf Alma Harris’ current role is Director of theInstitute of Educational Leadership, University ofMalaya. Her research work focuses on organisationalchange and development. Alma is internationallyknown for her work on school improvement, focusing particularly onimproving schools in challenging circumstances.Alma has written extensively about leadership in schools and she is anexpert on the theme of distributed leadership. Her book ‘DistributedLeadership in Schools: Developing the Leaders of Tomorrow’ (2008) hasbeen translated into several languages. Alma’s newest book ‘DistributedLeadership Matters: Perspectives, Practicalities and Potential’ will bepublished shortly.Alma also works with the process of system wide reform. In 2013 shetook up the Presidency of the International Congress of SchoolEffectiveness and School Improvement (ICSEI).Dr Michelle JonesInstitute of Educational LeadershipUniversity of MalayaDr Michelle Jones has over 28 years experiencein the education sector. Michelle’s most recentsubstantive position was that of principal of a largeschool in one of the highest areas of deprivation inSouth Wales, UK. In 2008, Michelle became aSchool Effectiveness Associate for the Welsh Government andsubsequently a Professional Education Adviser assisting with teacherand principal professional learning in over 2,000 schools.Most recently, Michelle has been working with government agencies inEngland, Russia and Australia to contribute to the design and delivery oftheir professional learning programs and her current role is indevelopment and internationalisation at the Institute of EducationalLeadership, University of Malaya.