Middle Leaders Online


Non Member - $1,815
ACEL Member - $1,705

Group Rates (3+)

Non Member - $1,705
ACEL Member - $1,595

Each webinar will run for 1.5hrs
(3.30pm – 5.00pm AEST)

We come to you
We can deliver a customised version of this program to meet your needs.


This ONLINE program is designed for middle leaders who are ready to take the next stretch in their leadership. Whether they aspire to a Deputy Principal 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 of school communities. The Middle Leaders Online Program is about developing highly effective middle leaders to close the gap in achievement and reduce variation in schools. Participants will engage with the latest evidence about effective leadership in schools, and build and consolidate learning synchronous and asynchronous activities, one-to-one coaching and collegiate groups.


Every leader faces many challenges and opportunities in their work, the most common being when they feel stuck in operational, task-driven work that prevents them from thinking strategically about priorities, change and implementation.

Additionally, leaders are required to balance multiple roles and operate effectively across multiple teams, which can create competing demands and expectations, and requires them to communicate confidently and effectively with various stakeholders, including staff, students, parents and community.

Then there is the need to use data effectively to lead learning and improvement in your school – sometimes while also dealing with conflict and resistance from some staff members who are reluctant to change or adopt new practices.

How can you overcome these challenges and maintain focus on what is important and build a culture of shared accountability amongst your staff? How can you get a robust, balanced understanding of your personal leadership strengths and areas of opportunity?


The Middle Leaders Program is specifically designed to equip leaders with the skills and knowledge to lead with confidence and impact.

Through completion of the program, you will develop the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to:

  • Strengthen understanding of self and others
  • Become more skilled in building relationships and develop trust within your team
  • Conduct reflective and professional conversations to support teachers to build their capability
  • Lead high performance teams to develop collective efficacy
  • Complete a 360-degree GENOS Survey and Report, to elicit valuable insights from colleagues + 1-hour debrief session with an expert coach.

This is a fully online program via Microsoft Teams, where participants will engage in virtual workshops and interactive activities and have access to wide range of support materials.


  1. Establish a Collegial Network
    Receive feedback and support from a diverse and dynamic community of peers who understand your challenges and opportunities

  3. Direct Application
    Have the tools to respond to changing situations with confidence and agility, adapting your leadership to the context and needs of your team

  5. Demonstrate Your Leadership Development
    The Collective Efficacy Leadership Challenge is an authentic process to capture data about your leadership behaviour change and provides an authentic leadership story for a job application


Continued individual leadership coaching with one of our expert coaches from ACELearn.

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Welcome + Preparation

Monday 22 July

  • Welcome & Preparation email with Pre-readings and 360 GENOS details
  • Receive link to 360- degree GENOS (Leadership Feedback Report) Survey + Report
  • 1 hour remote debrief of 360-degree GENOS Leadership Feedback Report


Tuesday 13 August

MODULE 1 – Leading with Vision & Values:

  • Aligning actions and decisions with core purpose and principles
  • Articulating a clear and compelling vision that inspires others to follow you


Tuesday 20 August

MODULE 2 – Leading with Trust:

  • Fostering a positive work culture to enhance collaboration
  • Honesty, transparency + account-ability
  • Empowering others + building rapport


Tuesday 3 September

MODULE 3 – Influence & Engagement:

  • Persuading others to follow your vision, goals, and values.
  • Creating a positive and productive work environment with high trust, commitment and results


Tuesday 17 September

MODULE 4 – Leading Change:

  • Developing a clear + compelling goal + strategy
  • Measuring progress and outcomes
  • Communication
  • Input + feedback
  • Harnessing expertise + supports


Tuesday 22 October

MODULE 5 – Difficult Conversation:

  • Mindset + attitude
  • Language + discussion structure
  • Making a commitment to change/action


Tuesday 12 November

MODULE 6 – Giving Feedback:

  • Processes + structures for effective feedback
  • Differentiating feedback for optimum results


Tuesday 26 November

MODULE 7 – High Performing Teams:

  • Clarity, communication + collaboration
  • Fostering a culture of continual learning + improvement


Tuesday 10 December

MODULE 8 – Resilience & Wellbeing:

  • Managing stress and adversity to enhance engagement, creativity + productivity



  • RECEIVE Certificate of completion email
  • Certificate with AITSL Teacher Standards and course hours identified