Defining and Leading School Culture
with Adam Voigt




Dates

Webinar 1 - 13 May 2021
Webinar 2 - 20 May 2021
Webinar 3 - 27 May 2021


Target Audience

Principals, Assistant Principals, Leading/Senior Teachers, Aspiring Leaders and System Leaders


Series Cost

Non Member - $230
ACEL Member - $200

Combine and Save*
$360
*Receive a discount when you combine your registration with a new ACEL membership


Group Rates (5+)

Non Member - $215 pp
ACEL Member - $185 pp

What is ‘school culture’? How positive school culture be embedded and built in a school? What do key staff need to change in order to propel this culture forward?

Adam Voigt is your guide through this webinar series which helps school leaders and their teams define what school culture is, shine the light on it for all members of their school and look at what are some of the mindset shifts that are encountered around building a strong school culture. Adam is an experienced school leader who now works directly with schools all over Australia to focus on aspects of culture, leadership and implementation within their context.

Adam Voigt

Adam is a real leader who walks the talk. The resident Education Expert for Channel 10’s “The Project”, his presentations are filled with stories, messages, tools and hope developed from years of successful School Leadership as a Principal in some of Australia’s most challenging locations. Adam is a leader & speaker who has genuinely been there and done that .

Adam takes critical messages about schools, learning, culture and leadership and elevates action in the education system through is groundbreaking business, Real Schools, and to the corporate world via Real Learners.

Adam’s speaking and programs have taken him across Australia and internationally. Just some of his achievements include:

  • presenting a TED Talk at the inaugural TEDx Darwin event
  • winning his first Principal position at only 35 years of age.
  • opening a brand new Northern Territory school as it’s inaugural Principal.
  • speaking at International Conferences about developing successful school cultures in Singapore and then as far as Kazakhstan.
  • Extending his work on The Project to provide education comment on radio, television and in the print media across Australia.

Adam has a passion for empowering as many dedicated leaders and educators as possible with the tools, skills and attitudes necessary to build meaningful, productive relationships wherever they are … and for these relationships to be leveraged for a new level of learner performance and leadership potential.

Each Webinar will include:

•  Pre-session opportunity to send questions to Adam
•  Q&A time during the session using the Chat Bar
•  Online live with Adam Voigt
•  ACEL Webinar support team
•  Journal Articles for pre-reading and to review later

Attending the Webinars

You will be emailed a personal link to each webinar the day prior to the event. It is advised that you attend the webinar 10 minutes before commencement to avoid missing any content.

If you have any questions please contact workshops@acel.org.au or call 02 8396 0800.

Webinar 1:
What we really mean when we say “School Culture”


Date:
Thursday 13th May 2021


Time:
8.00pm [NSW, VIC, TAS, ACT]
7.30pm [SA]
8.00pm [QLD]
7.30pm [NT]
6.00pm [WA]
10.00pm [New Zealand]

Duration:
1 Hour

Most School Leaders agree that the culture of their school matters. But what do we really mean when we say “school culture”? This webinar is about providing you with a working definition of school culture that you can use to establish focus on clarity around this critically important improvement factor.

Participants will:

  • Establish clarity around a working and contemporary definition of School Culture.
  • Understand the key features of positive School Cultures.
  • Know the difference between programmed and embedded cultural approaches.

 

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Webinar 2:
Cultivating and Sustaining Positive School Cultures


Date:
Thursday 20th May 2021


Time:
8.00pm [NSW, VIC, TAS, ACT]
7.30pm [SA]
8.00pm [QLD]
7.30pm [NT]
6.00pm [WA]
10.00pm [New Zealand]

Duration:
1 Hour

This webinar is the practical and philosophical shifts required to steer your school’s culture in the direction of your preferred state. There are some fundamental principles that underpin the building of culture that we’ll unpack together in actionable and measurable terms.

Participants will:

  • Explore methodologies that support strong cultural practices.
  • Enhance focus around school culture in their own work as leaders.
  • Develop reflective models and communicative metaphors for cultural effect.


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Webinar 3:
Language, Conduct and Mindset – The Keys to Strong School Cultures


Date:
Thursday 27th May 2021


Time:
8.00pm [NSW, VIC, TAS, ACT]
7.30pm [SA]
8.00pm [QLD]
7.30pm [NT]
6.00pm [WA]
10.00pm [New Zealand]

Duration:
1 Hour

Now that we know what culture is and the kind of culture we’re looking for – let’s discuss the most significant impactors on that vision. In this webinar, Adam will demonstrate the influence of language on culture, the conduct that enables strong cultures and the mindset required to both sustain consistency of approach and reduce effort. After all, culture needn’t be so hard.

Participants will:

  • Learn of the language imperative and emotional vocabulary opportunities.
  • Examine the key staff conduct shifts required to enhance culture and connection.
  • Analyse the mindset shifts required to lead culture effectively and respectfully.
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