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Applying Strategic Leadership in Education

University of Newcastle via edX

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Overview

This course will explore the practices and philosophies of effective strategic leaders and guide you in applying these techniques into your own practice.
 
We will study how school leaders work strategically to develop organisations that are driven towards a clear shared vision, with motivated staff, engaged students, and a supportive school community. You will be encouraged to study leadership in your own workplace and find out how leadership impacts on learning.
 
You will reflect on your own leadership strengths and opportunities and develop a 21 day plan for personal leadership growth.

This course is aimed at school teachers in leadership roles who are looking to advance their career as a:
  • head teacher
  • assistant or deputy principal
  • principal
  • organisational leader
  • or in educational policy or advisory roles.
This course is registered with the New South Wales Educational Standards Authority (NESA) (Australia). Completing EDLMx2 Applying Strategic Leadership in Education will contribute 12 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 6.1.4 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Lead Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Syllabus

Week 1
  • Understanding the behaviours of effective leaders.
  • A review of ‘Bringing the Good Weather’ 
Week 2
  • Analysing observations from educational organisation leaders along the ‘Bringing the Good Weather’ capacities
Week 3
  • Applying research on leadership
  • Using the ‘Bringing the Good Weather' framework to conduct field work
  • Interviews with organisation leaders to gain insights in areas of needed growth
Week 4
  • Developing your plan for capacity building.  Synthesising insights from interviews into a 21-day action plan for your own leadership development.

Taught by

Professor John Fischetti and Dr Scott Imig

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