Why Some Leaders Succeed and Others Fail

Ideas about effective and ineffective leadership have been the subject of study for decades yet practitioners still find it difficult to get useful guidance from the literature. Aside from the inconsistencies in advice it seems that some leaders use a particular approach and are successful, while others seem to use the same ideas, but fail. The difference might be ‘nuance’. Leaders who succeed seem to have a greater feel for how to relate to people and for the change process.

Michael Fullan, as he says, learns 80% of his best ideas from leading practitioners. In this dynamic session draws participants will learn about the latest key insights from Fullan’s latest books: Coherence, Engage the world Change the world, and Nuance; and also from new cases that Fullan and his team continue to help develop.

Whether you are at the school, region or state level you will have the opportunity to learn about the latest leadership ideas from research, practice and colleagues, and from Fullan himself who continues to work with education systems around the globe. Use this day to build your leadership team and to test and expand your own leadership effectiveness.


Michael Fullan, Order of Canada is a Consultant, Author and International Leader of School and System Improvement in Education.

Michael Fullan, OC is the former Dean of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, and Professor Emeritus of the University of Toronto. He is co-leader of the New Pedagogies for Deep Learning global initiative ( Recognized as a worldwide authority on educational reform, he advises policymakers and local leaders in helping to achieve the moral purpose of all children learning. Michael Fullan received the Order of Canada in December 2012. He holds honorary doctorates from several universities around the world.

Fullan is a prolific, award-winning author whose books have been published in many languages. His book Leading in a Culture of Change received the 2002 Book of the Year Award by Learning Forward, Breakthrough (with Peter Hill and Carmel Crévola) won the 2006 Book of the Year Award from the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), and Turnaround Leadership in Higher Education (with Geoff Scott) won the Bellwether Book Award in 2009. Change Wars (with Andy Hargreaves) was named the 2009 Book of the Year by Learning Forward, and Professional Capital (with Andy Hargreaves) won the AACTE 2013 Book of the Year, and the Grawemeyer Award in Education in 2015.


ACEL Member: $455 p/p
Non-Member: $495 p/p
Combine and Save: $635 p/p
Receive a discount when you combine your registration with a new ACEL membership – normally $195.


Brisbane QLD
Thursday 10th Oct 2019
Time: 9am - 4pm
Venue: Mercure Brisbane 
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Melbourne VIC
Friday 11th Oct 2019
Time: 9am - 4pm
Venue: Pullman Albert Park 
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