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Principals' Leadership Academy 2023 is a Course

Principals' Leadership Academy 2023

Apr 17, 2023 - Dec 31, 2023

$7,900 Enrol

Full course description

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Dates and times
The program will be a virtual program consisting of 8 separate 2-hour sessions, as well as a preliminary session for technology set-up.

  • Preliminary session: Tech set-up | Thursday 27 April 2023, 10.00 am11.00 am AEST

  • Module 1: Developing talent to lead
    •  1: Creating value through talent | Thursday 4 May 2023, 10.00 am12.00 pm AEST

    •  2: Advancing your leadership mindset | Thursday 18 May 2023, 10.00 am12.00 pm AEST

    •  3: A user manual for you | Thursday 1 June 2023, 10.00 am12.00 pm AEST

    •  4: Leader as communicator | Thursday 15 June 2023, 10.00 am12.00 pm AEST

  • Module 2: Sustaining change as leaders of teams and organisations

    • 5: Leading transformations | Thursday 20 July 2023, 10.00 am12.00 pm AEST

    • 6: Growing team performance | Thursday 3 August 2023, 10.00 am12.00 pm AEST

    • 7: Leading innovative cultures | Thursday 17 August 2023, 10.00 am12.00 pm AEST

    • 8: Closing session | Thursday 24 August 2023, 10.00 am12.00 pm AEST

Delivery mode

The program will be virtual, hosted via the Live Online Classroom platform used by Harvard Business School. One or more sessions may use a Zoom studio platform instead, based on timing and pedagogy of those particular sessions, but the default platform will be

This program is open to all Principals from Independent, Government and Catholic schools.

Principals are not just educators but also leaders of complex organisations with significant managerial challenges and a strengthening imperative for increased efficiency, innovation, results and change.

Since 2021, the Academy has enabled more than 100 Principals from across Australia to advance their leadership development and provide tactical insight for best-in-class approaches to lead their schools.

Join the class of 2023 and you too can:

  • Gain exposure to the best, leading-edge approaches to managing human capital within complex organisations.

  • Work with Principals, in and outside of school, to help translate global approaches to managing human capital into applications within the context of managing schools.

  • Gain the know-how to improve your school and develop as a more effective leader.

  • Strengthen your network with others in the cohort, giving you ready access to a set of collaborators with whom to continue developing yourselves as leaders.

Presenter Professor Ethan Bernstein, Harvard Business School

Professor Ethan Bernstein is an internationally recognised leadership expert and educator. He is an Associate Professor at the Harvard Business School, where he teaches the second-year MBA course in ‘Managing Human Capital’, an online course on ‘Developing Yourself as a Leader’ as well as various executive education programs.

In an era when the nature of work is changing, Professor Bernstein studies the impact of workplace transparency – the observability of employee activities, routines, behaviours, output and/or performance – on productivity and its implications for leadership, collaboration and organisational design.

Professor Bernstein’s research has been widely published in many academic journals and his work has appeared in The Wall Street JournalThe Washington Post and The New York Times. Prior to joining Harvard, Professor Bernstein spent a half-decade at the Boston Consulting Group in Toronto and Tokyo.