ACEL NATIONAL CONFERENCE 2022

The Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL), annual flagship national conference will be held in Sydney from 28-30 September 2022.

ACEL NATIONAL AWARDS 2022

In 2022 ACEL celebrates its impressive 37th year since the original inception where the first Gold Medal were originally awarded to Victoria’s Robert Fordham and Western Australia’s Edwin Harold.

JOHN HATTIE AND LYN COOTE

Collective Student Efficacy & Mindframes Workshops

2022 ACEL NEW VOICE SCHOLARSHIPS

Open now for submissions!

COLLECTIVE LEADER EFFICACY

Online Webinar presented by Peter DeWitt
10th August - 22nd September 2022

LEADERSHIP FOR MIDDLE LEADERS PROGRAM ONLINE 2022

The program is designed for middle leaders who are ready to take the next stretch in their leadership.
23rd August 2022

BOOKSHOP - BOOK OF THE WEEK

The Agile Learner
by James Anderson

ACEL NEWS

Announcing the ACEL Pre-Conference Workshop

21/06/22

A workshop to explore the ways partnerships with schools are shaping policy and practice in 21st Century assessment.

The workshop is aimed at teachers, school leaders, department heads and network executives, and will build on the current work of the Assessment Research Centre (ARC) and ‘first mover’ schools in the New Metrics and associated projects. School leadership teams may consider attending to kick-start their school’s approach to assessing and recognising general capabilities.

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New Future School Webinar with Valerie Hannon

14/06/22

With the publication of FutureSchool, which expands on her Australian Learning Lecture, Valerie has set out a framework for any and every school to explore its fitness for the future; build on its strengths in this space and identify its opportunities for development. In this webinar, she will be digging deeper into the design principles that underpin a future-focused school; and will set out the basis on which schools might work together to develop their agenda for change, even within the well-known constraints they face.

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ACEL and The Q Project presents a new two part webinar series

14/06/22

The Q Project is a five-year partnership between Monash University and the Paul Ramsay Foundation to understand and improve the quality use of research evidence in Australian schools.

It involves close collaboration with teachers, school leaders, policy-makers, researchers, research brokers and other key stakeholders across Australia. Join us in July and October for a two part webinar series, “Using evidence well as educators and leaders” and “Australian educators' use research in schools”.

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Leading and Managing (L&M) Vol 28, Issue 1 now available

10/06/22

The Autumn/Winter electronic edition (Volume 28 Number 1) of the Leading and Managing (L&M) journal for 2022 is now available. L&M continues to maintain a balance of practice and theory directed towards the complementary phases of leading and managing in educational administration. Now available for individual purchase or FREE to all ACEL Members.

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Call for papers for the ACEL National Conference 2022 is now open

08/06/22

Call for papers for the ACEL National Conference 2022 is now open! This year’s Conference will be held face-to-face in Sydney and provides an exciting platform for international and national speakers to share their expertise around the theme: Inspiring hope, leading our future.

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Speaker line-up announced for the ACEL National Conference 2022

03/06/22

We are pleased to announce the first of our speakers for our national flagship conference in Sydney from 28 - 30th September 2022. Our theme this year is  Inspiring hope, leading our future.
Never more have we needed such a sense of hope and belonging and an opportunity to cultivate meaningful connection throughout our profession. In a country as broad and diverse as Australia, this is an important opportunity for educators, students, educational leaders, researchers and policy makers to come together, across all educational settings, to share their vision for the future. Register now at early bird rates!

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AEL Vol 44, Issue 2 "Developing a common culture in diverse organisations" Now Available

26/05/22

ACEL are delighted to present the second edition of the Australian Educational Leader (AEL) for 2022 titled ‘Developing a common culture in diverse organisations’. Our lead articles have been written by Professor Emeritus Helen Timperley and Dr Kaye Twyford; and Suzanne Carrington. Other sections include an AEL spotlight interview with Jioji Ravulo, success stories and a book review.

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Future Focused Learning: The Global Professional Learning Network

26/05/22

ACEL and Future Focused Learning are proud to present "Future Focused Learning: The Global Professional Learning Network". Now more than ever, principals are required to manage competing priorities. Our Executive Coaching will guide you to balance priorities with wellness while accelerating the achievement of your goals.

Through one-to-one sessions with Lee Crockett, this exclusive coaching opportunity is personalised to achieve your leadership and strategic goals while establishing a culture of wellbeing and holistic growth.

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NEW “Collective Leader Efficacy” webinar series with Peter DeWitt

23/05/22

In this multiple day webinar, Peter DeWitt, E.D. provides the research, explains the drivers, and engages participants in the cycle of inquiry that will help leadership teams develop collective leader efficacy as a leadership team. This workshop is for teams (PLC, department, School-based).

During the webinars, all teams will have to commit to 3 drivers, 2 roles for their team, and 1 goal as a team that they develop during a cycle of inquiry. There will be ample time for teams to engage in learning with one another, as well as work collaboratively around protocols.

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2022 TAS Annual Branch Awards nominations open

16/05/22

A highlight of the Australian Council for Educational Leaders Tasmania Branch is the annual celebration and presentation of awards. ACEL TAS honours those educational leaders who in the view of their peers have made a significant contribution to the understanding and practice of educational leadership.

To assist in this process, we urge all ACEL TAS members to consider nominating worthy candidates for recognition of their leadership and service to education.

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Submissions open for the 2022 ACEL New Voice Scholarships

13/05/2022

The New Voice Scholarships are part of ACEL’s significant commitment to recognise the emerging voices in educational leadership. New Voice Scholarships recognise forward thinking, contextually relevant and responsive educational leaders whose work has had an impact above and beyond their immediate context.

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Nominations OPEN for the 2022 ACEL National Awards

13/05/2022

In 2022 ACEL celebrates its impressive 37th year since the original inception where the first Gold Medal were originally awarded to Victoria’s Robert Fordham and Western Australia’s Edwin Harold. Since their inception, the ACEL national awards have grown in stature with educators being recognised for their contributions across several categories.

ACEL invites all Members to nominate an individual or team who has made a significant educational contribution and who has influenced education at a national level in Australia.

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A Good to Great® Event with Jim Collins ($100 discount for ACEL Members)

11/05/2022

In partnership with The Growth Faculty, we are delighted to announce “A Good to Great® Event: How to develop level 5 leaders in your business”, an interactive virtual event with Jim Collins. In this unique new event, Jim will explain the disciplines Level 5 Leaders possess, and how to use them to transform businesses, build momentum and sustain growth.

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ACEL and QELi Leadership for Middle Leaders Program Online 2022 - Cohort 2 registration now open!

10/05/2022

The Leadership for Middle Leaders Online Program is designed for middle leaders who are ready to take the next stretch in their leadership. Whether they aspire to a leadership role or are ready to further develop their skills in their current role, the program provides a closer exploration of the knowledge, skills and confidence to lead and develop others for effective leadership. Registrations for cohort 2 on the 23 August are now open.

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Sponsorship and Exhibitor options are now open for the 2022 ACEL National Conference in Sydney

29/04/2022

Download the sponsorship prospectus for the 2022 ACEL National Educational Leadership Conference held in Sydney on the 28-30 September. The Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL), annual flagship national conference is a highlight in the professional learning calendar of educators across Australia and beyond. Our theme this year is ‘Inspiring hope, leading our future’. Never more have we needed such a sense of hope and belonging and an opportunity to cultivate meaningful connection throughout our profession.

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Industry Vacancies - Principal - South Melbourne Park Primary School

26/04/22

South Melbourne Park Primary School is seeking an exceptional dynamic educational leader for the Principal position, starting July 11, 2022. The position is an exciting opportunity for a new Principal to lead and shape the culture of South Melbourne Park Learning Community. The successful applicant will have outstanding organisational and strategic capabilities, with a commitment to ongoing improvement and establishment of our school. The successful applicant will have extensive educational knowledge and experience, with energy and leadership skills to extend within our school community..

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Invitation to Members to seek appointment as an Independent Director of ACEL

25/04/2022

The ACEL Board is inviting Members to nominate, through expression of interest, for Independent Director positions on the ACEL Board.The nominee must provide a Curriculum Vitae and a supporting statement that details:

- Relevant knowledge, skills, experience and expertise

- Relevant qualifications

- Contribution to educational leadership and/or ACEL

- The key opportunities and/or issues you see facing ACEL and how you will support the Board and the organisation

- Three referees that can be contacted to support your claims

- The successful candidate/s will be appointed by the ACEL Board for a three-year term.

Please note that all nominations are to be received by COB (5.00pm AEST) Monday, 9 May 2022.

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The passing of Dr Keith Tronc

12/04/22

It is with sadness that we advise ACEL members nationwide of the recent (March 18) passing of Dr Keith Tronc.

Dr Tronc was regarded as legendary in educational circles, nationally and internationally. He was for several decades the leading Australian exponent - and legal practitioner - of education and the law, particularly in matters of duty of care.

The ACEL annual Award for Teacher Leadership was named in Dr Tronc's honour. It signifies his lifelong devotion to the teaching profession. He also received the national award of OAM for his contributions to the complex field of educational law and his multitude of representations in courts of law in Australia and globally, particularly Pacific nations.

A more comprehensive analysis of the extraordinary professional life of Dr Keith Tronc will appear in an upcoming edition of AEL.

 

Leading School Transformation Program 2022 dates announced

25/03/2022

Leading School Transformation is a three-day program about changing and empowering schools through 4Cs pedagogy and professional practice. The 4Cs approach is responsive to the challenges and opportunities of the 21st Century by embedding creativity, collaboration, critical reflection and communication in learning, teaching and leadership. Transforming Schools: Creativity, Critical Reflection, Communication, Collaboration (2017), by Miranda Jefferson and Michael Anderson, details the theory, research and practical strategies behind the 4Cs approach.

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2022 WA Annual Branch Awards Nominations Open

18/02/22

A highlight of the Australian Council for Educational Leaders Western Australia Branch is the annual celebration and presentation of awards. ACEL WA honours those educational leaders who in the view of their peers have made a significant contribution to the understanding and practice of educational leadership.

To assist in this process, we urge all ACEL WA members to consider nominating worthy candidates for recognition of their leadership and service to education. The award nomination process is confidential until completed, and nominations have been approved. The ACEL WA Awards committee will evaluate nominations with respect to the essential criteria.

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ACEL Monograph #61 "The William Walker Oration 2021" by Professor Donna Cross now available to view online

7/12/21

We are proud to announce the latest issue of ACEL's Monograph journal is available to view and download online. This issue focuses on "The William Walker Oration 2021: Improving equity and excellence through school leadership, school culture and student wellbeing", and is written by Professor Donna Cross. Donna is a behavioural scientist and Professor at the University of Western Australia, and the Program Head of Health Promotion and Education at the Telethon Kids Institute.

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