Training for principals and chairs
Linking Schools and Communities: One-day workshop for principals and chairs
Experience has proven that when new chairs who undergo a comprehensive induction process with their principal, they are more effective in their new role. As a result, the council or board can function as a cohesive team, sooner.
This one-day workshop helps principals and chairs understand the roles and responsibilities of council or board members, and how council and boards effectively contribute to the success of schools.
It allows time for them to jointly plan for the needs of their council or board, including training and development that best suits their needs.
The school pays the cost of attendance for principals. The Department pays travel and accommodation costs for council and board chairs.
Linking Schools and Communities workshops are held at the Leadership Institute in Leederville and can be accessed in person or online. They are also delivered face to face in regional areas throughout the school year.
For more information contact the Leadership Institute. Phone 1300 610 801 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Training for all board members
Good governance: Online training for all council or board members
Interactive modules can be accessed at any time for online learning. These are available for both new and continuing council and board members.
Register for the Good Governance online training on the Department's Professional Learning Information System (PLIS).
If you have not previously used PLIS, you need to register. For instructions, refer to the Register for a public user account (P-account) in PLIS.
Introduction to councils and boards: A 2-hour workshop for newly appointed council and board members
You can request face-to-face training sessions delivered by a principal facilitator who travels to your school (or local training venue) to provide an introductory session covering what you need to know about being a new council or board member.
We recommend you share the training with other schools in the same area to meet the minimum number of participants (at least 15 participants), subject to venue size.
To register your interest, email email@example.com with:
- your school name
- whether all participants are from your school or another school (if so, include the school name)
- your preferred date and time (after school or weeknights are possible)
- a proposed venue and location.
Additional training: 2-hour workshops
Additional face-to-face training is available to public school principals, chairs and members from all school councils or boards.
The Leadership Institute provides training and modules specific to the needs of the school council or board to best suit your school’s specific requirements.
The 2-hour sessions can be run either during school hours or weeknights.
Contact the Leadership Institute to enquire about these training opportunities. Phone 1300 610 801 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.