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If you are purchasing the Sundowner or Dinner separate to the 2 Day, School Officer Day or Regional & Remote Day Packages, a personal credit card must be used. Consult the Department of Education’s Expenditure on Hospitality Policy available on IKON for more information.

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Regional and Remote

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Includes complimentary Sundowner courtesy of our sponsors
8.30am – 9.30am Employee Performance

Performance Management processes

9.30am – 10.30am Human Resources

Leave entitlements and calculations, tips and tricks, updates

11.00am – 12.00pm RAMS

Presented by Cindy Barnard

12.00pm – 12.45pm BMW

Provide an overview of the delivery of minor works and maintenance including changes to improve the flexibility for schools

1.30pm – 2.30pm Records Management

This session provides complete guidelines on records management for electronic and hard copy records in schools

2.30pm – 3.00pm WebSIS

Who, what, where, when – answers to all of your questions

3.00pm – 3.30pm Professional Institute Insights

Discover the possibilities available for you and your schools’ leadership team to strengthen leadership development at any career stage. It might be personal development, management essentials or a wellbeing program that interests you.

 

School Off Day

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Conference - Wednesday School Officer Day e-Ticket $230
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Session A – Select One Only

Includes complimentary Sundowner courtesy of our sponsors
JAC – Effective Verbal Communication (click for more) 
Select

Jill and Carol have extensive experience in many sections of the Department of Education, recently as facilitators at the Institute for Professional Learning.
Starting JAC Consulting in 2018, we design and facilitate programs to support staff to build their knowledge, skills and capability.
Session Description: (please comment/complete – mandatory field)
Communication is key to functional and effective workplace relationships.
This workshop will address:
• Styles of communication
• What makes communication effective or ineffective
• Matching communication with purpose and audience
• Techniques to more effectively communicate with all staff at all levels.

The workshop is for those who want to further develop their communication skills in the workplace.

Session Outcome:
Participants will:
• Increase their understanding of different styles of communication
• Developing an understanding of communication techniques to achieve purpose.
• Identify appropriate communication for context.

HR (click for more)
Select

Learn what’s new in HR systems; HRMIS tips and tricks and more with Ben Ren.

The Essential Role of the School Officer (click for more)
Select

You know your role is critical to how the school runs. Learn how to use opportunities to influence decisions, communicate upline and speak in a way that builds trust in your capability.

Social Media – Communication and Marketing Team  (click for more)
Select

Kim Parkin is responsible for the Department’s Digital Communications Strategy and is a passionate digital marketer. With a background in advertising and brand development, she is an advocate for online collaboration and community engagement through social media.

Social media is an important part of contemporary communications. It provides a way of building a relationship with your audience and fostering open dialogue. For schools and educators, a strong social media presence can result in a more engaged school community and an enhanced reputation.
With a particular focus on Facebook, this session will cover the do’s and don’ts of managing a successful page, provide techniques for enhancing engagement with your school community and tips for creating likeable content.

Session Outcome:
Attendees will gain confidence in using social media for schools as a communications and engagement channel.

Session B – Select One Only

ETI – Visa’s (click for more)
Select

Jacqui Johnstone has worked in International Education for over 10 years in both the TAFE and Schools Sector. She has extensive experience in visas, enrolment processes and compliance requirements for international students.

This session will explain the enrolment process for students from Overseas highlighting the enrolment, visas and funding implications for schools and the role of TIWA in seeking placement for these students.

Session Outcome:
Provide confidence for staff when completing the enrolment of overseas students and broad awareness of the categories of overseas students and the differences in management of these students within the school.

Social Media – Communications and Marketing Team – Repeat Session (click for more)
Select

Kim Parkin is responsible for the Department’s Digital Communications Strategy and is a passionate digital marketer. With a background in advertising and brand development, she is an advocate for online collaboration and community engagement through social media.

Social media is an important part of contemporary communications. It provides a way of building a relationship with your audience and fostering open dialogue. For schools and educators, a strong social media presence can result in a more engaged school community and an enhanced reputation.

With a particular focus on Facebook, this session will cover the do’s and don’ts of managing a successful page, provide techniques for enhancing engagement with your school community and tips for creating likeable content.

Session Outcome:
Attendees will gain confidence in using social media for schools as a communications and engagement channel.

Jenny Cole – Making a Difference (click for more)
Select

Do you ever feel like you are at the bottom of the pecking order in a school and that your contribution is not important or valued? This session will help you see how your role is critical to the outcomes of students. Jenny will also share ways of using your strengths and building your confidence in your role.

Records Management (click for more)
Select

John Quinlivan has been presenting for about 7 years now and visiting 150 to 200 schools giving him wide experience.

This session provides complete guidelines on records management fort electronic and hardcopy records in schools. It covers the use of the school file plan, and the best way to structure and manage electronic records in schools.

Session Outcome:
The outcome of the session will be to give the attendees a clear understanding of the requirements for records guidelines in the school. They will also have a framework for structuring electronic records, to meet retention requirements as specified.

Session C – Select One Only

Jenny Cole – Making a Difference – REPEAT SESSION (click for more)
Select

Do you ever feel like you are at the bottom of the pecking order in a school and that your contribution is not important or valued? This session will help you see how your role is critical to the outcomes of students. Jenny will also share ways of using your strengths and building your confidence in your role.

ETI – Visa’s – REPEAT SESSION (click for more)
Select

Jacqui Johnstone has worked in International Education for over 10 years in both the TAFE and Schools Sector. She has extensive experience in visas, enrolment processes and compliance requirements for international students.

This session will explain the enrolment process for students from Overseas highlighting the enrolment, visas and funding implications for schools and the role of TIWA in seeking placement for these students.

Session Outcome:
Provide confidence for staff when completing the enrolment of overseas students and broad awareness of the categories of overseas students and the differences in management of these students within the school.

Personal Productivity (click for more)
Select

Alicia Menkveld has a simple but powerful message: Do Less, Better. She is an award-winning consultant, speaker, trainer and noted authority on team and personal productivity. Funny, engaging, and using real-life strategies that work, Alicia changes mindsets and attitudes so you and your team can maximise productivity, strengthen performance and win back an hour a day of lost time.

Personal Productivity (Time Management), Prioritise Effectively, Handle High Pressure and Crisis Situations-and Plan Strategically.

Session Outcome:
To be able to set SMART goals and rituals for more productive routines in the workplace. Have an organised work space. Keeping things in perspective and in control.

Finance (click for more)
Select

Education Business Services (EBS) will provide updates on services provided, particularly to finance matters.

Conf Thursday

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Session A – Select One Only

AIM – Assertive Communication for Leaders (click for more)
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Sam is a Senior Human Resource consultant with over twenty five years’ experience in managing people. She has a real passion for working with people to enhance their communication skills and enable them to achieve their goals. Over the last fifteen years Sam has been developing and delivering management and personal development programs for a range of industries.

Assertive Communication For Leaders
There are very few skills as important as assertive communication. Assertive communication is critical to leading people effectively and working collaboratively with those around you. Assertive communication allows you to deal different people in a calm and confident manner, no matter how difficult the situation is.

Session Outcome:
Understand the difference between Assertive, Aggressive and Passive communication
Identify specific strategies to enhance your assertive communication

Know How Your Personality Affects Relationships (click for more)
Select

Assertive communication is critical to leading people effectively. Learn how to deal with different people in a calm and confident manner, no matter how difficult the situation is.

Finance – Budget Planning/Cycle (click for more)
Select

Alan Smith, SCFM Principal Advisor and Martyn Johnson, SCFM Senior Resourcing Consultant SC

Both presenters are members of the SCFM support team and have extensive experience as school leaders

The School Resourcing System’s Operational Dashboard reports information from numerous sources to provide a snapshot of the school’s one-line budget. Where do the Cash and Salary amounts originate to allow them to be reported on the Dashboard?

Session Outcome:
A deeper understanding of the Operational Dashboard to assist with leading and monitoring your school’s one-line budget

How to Best Present Yourself (click for more)
Select

Sophie Zadeh, Body Language Specialist, passionate about improving the way people interact and communicate non verbally. Driven by a desire to help and educate people, Sophie teaches science based knowledge, providing her clients with an understanding of relevant and contextualised nonverbal cues and a skill set of practical tools.

Recent scientific evidence backs up the phrase ‘actions speak louder than words’; when the verbal message remains the same, but nonverbal behaviour is adapted, differences emerge in the way people perceive the messenger–regardless of age, gender and race. This session uncovers the evidence and gives away the secrets of communicating with impact. You’ll learn how small changes to your body language and vocal power can be the key to being more persuasive, influential, confident and credible.

Session Outcome:
This session will increase your understanding of nonverbal communication, giving you a new awareness of what you’re communicating through your body language and vocal delivery. You’ll gain the knowledge and power to increase inner feelings of confidence and communicate with purpose–creating more positive experiences and outcomes, and at the same time controlling how others perceive you.

Session B – Select One Only

Know How Your Personality Affects Relationships – REPEAT SESSION (click for more)
Select

Assertive communication is critical to leading people effectively. Learn how to deal with different people in a calm and confident manner, no matter how difficult the situation is.

OSH (click for more)
Select

Details to Come

Commercial Services – Buying/Purchasing > 50K (click for more)
Select

Cindy Magtuto works under Education Business Services in Commercial Services at Central Office. Cindy has worked in various government agencies including Child Protection and Family Support, Disability Services, Corrective Services, Department of Finance and has been with Department of Education since 2017.
Cindy has extensive experience in Contracting with relation to non-government funding as well as goods and services.

This session will discuss the role of Commercial Services Directorate in particular:
• the services we provide (legal Commercial advice, procurement and licences)
• with focus to purchasing Goods and Services

Session Outcome:
• familiarity with policy and process requirements
• knowing to involve Commercial Services for buying and disposals valued $50,000 and above
• know that there is a new contract management system coming that will help with Processes

Leading Effective e-Meetings (click for more)
Select

Adele Fogwill’s mission is to enable people to tap into their full potential. She brings over two decades of professional experience and expertise to every assignment, and a clear focus on enabling people to be their best selves. Adele is an engaging and energising presenter/facilitator, bringing practical wisdom and humour to any event.

What makes a meeting effective -Preparing for success and Meeting roles/functions.

Session Outcome:
To be able to deal with challenging participants and facilitate techniques for ideation and decision making. Lead an effective meeting.

Conf Friday

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Session C – Select One Only

Winning the Battle for Talent (click for more)
Select

In the next 5 – 10 years, it is fair to say that your school’s ability to achieve it’s intended strategic goals will, in large part, come down to how well you cal attract and retain the nest possible people. Yet, it is often the part of our job that we have never been trained by experts in.

Brian Briscoe, an experienced and nationally respected executive recruitment consultant will give you the ultimate tool-kit to improve how you go about this critical activity in your school.

Focus areas will include:

  • Knowing what you need and want, and how to find it
  • How to attract great candidates
  • The do’s and dont’s of the selection process
  • Create a robust recruitment process in 10 minutes
  • Your candidate brand – what is it and how healthy is yours?
  • 1- Point Talent Plan – use it and see the difference
Speed Dating (click for more)
Select

Have you ever wanted a Directorate representitive as a ‘captured audience’ – where he or she cannot leave the table for 20 minutes? Well now is your chance!

JAC – Team Building (click for more)
Select

Jill Proctor and Carol Scott have extensive experience in many sections of the Department of Education, recently as facilitators at the Institute for Professional Learning.
Starting JAC Consulting in 2018, we design and facilitate programs to support staff to build their knowledge, skills and capability.

A highly functional and effective team is a joy to work in. The workshop explores:
• what makes a good team
• what makes a good team leader
• managing individual differences
• strategies to effectively lead a team.

The workshop is for those who work with a team. It will provide the opportunity to review and reflect on the workplace and consider how to improve your team’s effectiveness.

Session Outcome:
Participants will:
• identify key components of an effective team
• understand the qualities of a good team leader
• identify strategies to improve team effectiveness.

Selection Panel – Getting the Right Fit (click for more)
Select

Melanja Kwiatkowski’s key responsibilities are the development of human resource policy; implementation of programs for teachers to advance their careers and apply for Senior Teacher and/or Level 3 Classroom teacher status; and support principals and staff in relation to matters under the Department’s Grievance Framework.

This session will provide participants with an overview of a range of human resource policies and their implementation in the school context and discuss the support available related to recruitment and selection process breaches, teacher registration issues and workplace discrimination, harassment and bullying matters under the Department’s Grievance Framework.

Session Outcome:
Managers Corporate Services are aware of the range of information and support available in relation to workforce policies, guidelines and workplace discrimination, harassment and bullying matters.

 

Session D – Select One Only

Making Your School a Home for Talent (click for more)
Select

Schools run best with great people. No other factor drives success like it. So how are you creating your school environment as one that talent can live, grow, sustain and prosper within? WAECCSA is delighted to present at the upcoming Conference a unique opportunity to address this challenge.

A Home for Talent will focus on practical and applicable advice on how to turn your environment into a hot bed of productivity and creativity through clever candidate attraction, recruitment and on-boarding tips.

Focus areas will include:

  • Talent Spotting Every Day
  • Cloning Your Existing Stars
  • Creating a Culture of Brilliance, not Mediocrity
  • The Power of Referrals
  • How Talented Candidates want to experience the selection process
  • Avoiding the Search, Selection, Disillusion phenomenon

For those that attended the very popular 4 Personalities session from Brian Briscoe in March of this year, you will know that Brian is committed to delivering “Next Day Applicable Value” in a light-hearted, engaging way.

Speed Dating (click for more)
Select

Have you ever wanted a Directorate representitive as a ‘captured audience’ – where he or she cannot leave the table for 20 minutes? Well now is your chance!

People Sense – Building Resilience (click for more)
Select

Do you ever feel like you are at the bottom of the pecking order in a school and that your contribution is not important or valued? This session will help you see how your role is critical to the outcomes of students. Jenny will also share ways of using your strengths and building your confidence in your role.

Giving Constructive Feedback for Growth (click for more)
Select

Sam is a Senior Human Resource consultant with over twenty five years’ experience in managing people. She has a real passion for working with people to enhance their communication skills and enable them to achieve their goals. Over the last fifteen years Sam has been developing and delivering management and personal development programs for a range of industries.

Assertive Communication For Leaders
There are very few skills as important as assertive communication. Assertive communication is critical to leading people effectively and working collaboratively with those around you. Assertive communication allows you to deal different people in a calm and confident manner, no matter how difficult the situation is.

Session Outcome:
Understand the difference between Assertive, Aggressive and Passive communication.
Identify specific strategies to enhance your assertive communication

Full Conf

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Conference - Full Package e-Ticket $560
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Full Package includes complimentary Sundowner and Dinner courtesy of our sponsors

Session A – Select One Only

AIM – Assertive Communication for Leaders (click for more)
Select

Sam is a Senior Human Resource consultant with over twenty five years’ experience in managing people. She has a real passion for working with people to enhance their communication skills and enable them to achieve their goals. Over the last fifteen years Sam has been developing and delivering management and personal development programs for a range of industries.

Assertive Communication For Leaders
There are very few skills as important as assertive communication. Assertive communication is critical to leading people effectively and working collaboratively with those around you. Assertive communication allows you to deal different people in a calm and confident manner, no matter how difficult the situation is.

Session Outcome:
Understand the difference between Assertive, Aggressive and Passive communication
Identify specific strategies to enhance your assertive communication

Know How Your Personality Affects Relationships (click for more)
Select

Assertive communication is critical to leading people effectively. Learn how to deal with different people in a calm and confident manner, no matter how difficult the situation is.

Finance – Budget Planning/Cycle (click for more)
Select

Alan Smith, SCFM Principal Advisor and Martyn Johnson, SCFM Senior Resourcing Consultant SC

Both presenters are members of the SCFM support team and have extensive experience as school leaders

The School Resourcing System’s Operational Dashboard reports information from numerous sources to provide a snapshot of the school’s one-line budget. Where do the Cash and Salary amounts originate to allow them to be reported on the Dashboard?

Session Outcome:
A deeper understanding of the Operational Dashboard to assist with leading and monitoring your school’s one-line budget

How to Best Present Yourself (click for more)
Select

Sophie Zadeh, Body Language Specialist, passionate about improving the way people interact and communicate non verbally. Driven by a desire to help and educate people, Sophie teaches science based knowledge, providing her clients with an understanding of relevant and contextualised nonverbal cues and a skill set of practical tools.

Recent scientific evidence backs up the phrase ‘actions speak louder than words’; when the verbal message remains the same, but nonverbal behaviour is adapted, differences emerge in the way people perceive the messenger–regardless of age, gender and race. This session uncovers the evidence and gives away the secrets of communicating with impact. You’ll learn how small changes to your body language and vocal power can be the key to being more persuasive, influential, confident and credible.

Session Outcome:
This session will increase your understanding of nonverbal communication, giving you a new awareness of what you’re communicating through your body language and vocal delivery. You’ll gain the knowledge and power to increase inner feelings of confidence and communicate with purpose–creating more positive experiences and outcomes, and at the same time controlling how others perceive you.

Session B – Select One Only

Know How Your Personality Affects Relationships – REPEAT SESSION (click for more)
Select

Assertive communication is critical to leading people effectively. Learn how to deal with different people in a calm and confident manner, no matter how difficult the situation is.

OSH (click for more)
Select

Details to Come

Commercial Services – Buying/Purchasing > 50K (click for more)
Select

Cindy Magtuto works under Education Business Services in Commercial Services at Central Office. Cindy has worked in various government agencies including Child Protection and Family Support, Disability Services, Corrective Services, Department of Finance and has been with Department of Education since 2017.
Cindy has extensive experience in Contracting with relation to non-government funding as well as goods and services.

This session will discuss the role of Commercial Services Directorate in particular:
• the services we provide (legal Commercial advice, procurement and licences)
• with focus to purchasing Goods and Services

Session Outcome:
• familiarity with policy and process requirements
• knowing to involve Commercial Services for buying and disposals valued $50,000 and above
• know that there is a new contract management system coming that will help with Processes

Leading Effective e-Meetings (click for more)
Select

Adele Fogwill’s mission is to enable people to tap into their full potential. She brings over two decades of professional experience and expertise to every assignment, and a clear focus on enabling people to be their best selves. Adele is an engaging and energising presenter/facilitator, bringing practical wisdom and humour to any event.

What makes a meeting effective -Preparing for success and Meeting roles/functions.

Session Outcome:
To be able to deal with challenging participants and facilitate techniques for ideation and decision making. Lead an effective meeting.

Session C – Select One Only

Winning the Battle for Talent (click for more)
Select

In the next 5 – 10 years, it is fair to say that your school’s ability to achieve it’s intended strategic goals will, in large part, come down to how well you cal attract and retain the nest possible people. Yet, it is often the part of our job that we have never been trained by experts in.

Brian Briscoe, an experienced and nationally respected executive recruitment consultant will give you the ultimate tool-kit to improve how you go about this critical activity in your school.

Focus areas will include:

  • Knowing what you need and want, and how to find it
  • How to attract great candidates
  • The do’s and dont’s of the selection process
  • Create a robust recruitment process in 10 minutes
  • Your candidate brand – what is it and how healthy is yours?
  • 1- Point Talent Plan – use it and see the difference
Speed Dating (click for more)
Select

Have you ever wanted a Directorate representitive as a ‘captured audience’ – where he or she cannot leave the table for 20 minutes? Well now is your chance!

JAC – Team Building (click for more)
Select

Jill Proctor and Carol Scott have extensive experience in many sections of the Department of Education, recently as facilitators at the Institute for Professional Learning.
Starting JAC Consulting in 2018, we design and facilitate programs to support staff to build their knowledge, skills and capability.

A highly functional and effective team is a joy to work in. The workshop explores:
• what makes a good team
• what makes a good team leader
• managing individual differences
• strategies to effectively lead a team.

The workshop is for those who work with a team. It will provide the opportunity to review and reflect on the workplace and consider how to improve your team’s effectiveness.

Session Outcome:
Participants will:
• identify key components of an effective team
• understand the qualities of a good team leader
• identify strategies to improve team effectiveness.

Selection Panel – Getting the Right Fit (click for more)
Select

Melanja Kwiatkowski’s key responsibilities are the development of human resource policy; implementation of programs for teachers to advance their careers and apply for Senior Teacher and/or Level 3 Classroom teacher status; and support principals and staff in relation to matters under the Department’s Grievance Framework.

This session will provide participants with an overview of a range of human resource policies and their implementation in the school context and discuss the support available related to recruitment and selection process breaches, teacher registration issues and workplace discrimination, harassment and bullying matters under the Department’s Grievance Framework.

Session Outcome:
Managers Corporate Services are aware of the range of information and support available in relation to workforce policies, guidelines and workplace discrimination, harassment and bullying matters.

 

Session D – Select One Only

Making Your School a Home for Talent (click for more)
Select

Schools run best with great people. No other factor drives success like it. So how are you creating your school environment as one that talent can live, grow, sustain and prosper within? WAECCSA is delighted to present at the upcoming Conference a unique opportunity to address this challenge.

A Home for Talent will focus on practical and applicable advice on how to turn your environment into a hot bed of productivity and creativity through clever candidate attraction, recruitment and on-boarding tips.

Focus areas will include:

  • Talent Spotting Every Day
  • Cloning Your Existing Stars
  • Creating a Culture of Brilliance, not Mediocrity
  • The Power of Referrals
  • How Talented Candidates want to experience the selection process
  • Avoiding the Search, Selection, Disillusion phenomenon

For those that attended the very popular 4 Personalities session from Brian Briscoe in March of this year, you will know that Brian is committed to delivering “Next Day Applicable Value” in a light-hearted, engaging way.

Speed Dating (click for more)
Select

Have you ever wanted a Directorate representitive as a ‘captured audience’ – where he or she cannot leave the table for 20 minutes? Well now is your chance!

People Sense – Building Resilience (click for more)
Select

Do you ever feel like you are at the bottom of the pecking order in a school and that your contribution is not important or valued? This session will help you see how your role is critical to the outcomes of students. Jenny will also share ways of using your strengths and building your confidence in your role.

Giving Constructive Feedback for Growth (click for more)
Select

Sam is a Senior Human Resource consultant with over twenty five years’ experience in managing people. She has a real passion for working with people to enhance their communication skills and enable them to achieve their goals. Over the last fifteen years Sam has been developing and delivering management and personal development programs for a range of industries.

Assertive Communication For Leaders
There are very few skills as important as assertive communication. Assertive communication is critical to leading people effectively and working collaboratively with those around you. Assertive communication allows you to deal different people in a calm and confident manner, no matter how difficult the situation is.

Session Outcome:
Understand the difference between Assertive, Aggressive and Passive communication.
Identify specific strategies to enhance your assertive communication

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Remote and Regional Day $200
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8.30am – 9.30am Employee Performance

Performance Management processes

9.30am – 10.30am Human Resources

Leave entitlements and calculations, tips and tricks, updates

11.00am – 12.00pm RAMS
12.00pm – 12.45pm BMW

Provide an overview of the delivery of minor works and maintenance including changes to improve the flexibility for schools

1.30pm – 2.30pm Records Management

This session provides complete guidelines on records management for electronic and hard copy records in schools

2.30pm – 3.00pm WebSIS

Who, what, where, when – answers to all of your questions

3.00pm – 3.30pm Professional Institute Insights

Discover the possibilities available for you and your schools’ leadership team to strengthen leadership development at any career stage. It might be personal development, management essentials or a wellbeing program that interests you.

 

Ticket Type Price Cart
Conference - Wednesday School Officer Day e-Ticket $230
Add to Cart

Session A – Select One Only

JAC – Effective Verbal Communication –
Select

Jill and Carol have extensive experience in many sections of the Department of Education, recently as facilitators at the Institute for Professional Learning.
Starting JAC Consulting in 2018, we design and facilitate programs to support staff to build their knowledge, skills and capability.
Session Description: (please comment/complete – mandatory field)
Communication is key to functional and effective workplace relationships.
This workshop will address:
• Styles of communication
• What makes communication effective or ineffective
• Matching communication with purpose and audience
• Techniques to more effectively communicate with all staff at all levels.

The workshop is for those who want to further develop their communication skills in the workplace.

Session Outcome:
Participants will:
• Increase their understanding of different styles of communication
• Developing an understanding of communication techniques to achieve purpose.
• Identify appropriate communication for context.

HR –
Select

Learn what’s new in HR systems; HRMIS tips and tricks and more with Ben Ren.

WebSIS –
Select

The session will include an overview of the SIS replacement application and demonstrate an overview of the modules.

Social Media – Communication and Marketing Team –
Select

Kim Parkin is responsible for the Department’s Digital Communications Strategy and is a passionate digital marketer. With a background in advertising and brand development, she is an advocate for online collaboration and community engagement through social media.

Social media is an important part of contemporary communications. It provides a way of building a relationship with your audience and fostering open dialogue. For schools and educators, a strong social media presence can result in a more engaged school community and an enhanced reputation.
With a particular focus on Facebook, this session will cover the do’s and don’ts of managing a successful page, provide techniques for enhancing engagement with your school community and tips for creating likeable content.

Session Outcome:
Attendees will gain confidence in using social media for schools as a communications and engagement channel.

Session B – Select One Only

ETI – Visa’s –
Select

Jacqui Johnstone has worked in International Education for over 10 years in both the TAFE and Schools Sector. She has extensive experience in visas, enrolment processes and compliance requirements for international students.

This session will explain the enrolment process for students from Overseas highlighting the enrolment, visas and funding implications for schools and the role of TIWA in seeking placement for these students.

Session Outcome:
Provide confidence for staff when completing the enrolment of overseas students and broad awareness of the categories of overseas students and the differences in management of these students within the school.

Social Media – Communications and Marketing Team – Repeat Session –
Select

Kim Parkin is responsible for the Department’s Digital Communications Strategy and is a passionate digital marketer. With a background in advertising and brand development, she is an advocate for online collaboration and community engagement through social media.

Social media is an important part of contemporary communications. It provides a way of building a relationship with your audience and fostering open dialogue. For schools and educators, a strong social media presence can result in a more engaged school community and an enhanced reputation.

With a particular focus on Facebook, this session will cover the do’s and don’ts of managing a successful page, provide techniques for enhancing engagement with your school community and tips for creating likeable content.

Session Outcome:
Attendees will gain confidence in using social media for schools as a communications and engagement channel.

Jenny Cole – Making a Difference –
Select

Do you ever feel like you are at the bottom of the pecking order in a school and that your contribution is not important or valued? This session will help you see how your role is critical to the outcomes of students. Jenny will also share ways of using your strengths and building your confidence in your role.

Records Management –
Select

John Quinlivan has been presenting for about 7 years now and visiting 150 to 200 schools giving him wide experience.

This session provides complete guidelines on records management fort electronic and hardcopy records in schools. It covers the use of the school file plan, and the best way to structure and manage electronic records in schools.

Session Outcome:
The outcome of the session will be to give the attendees a clear understanding of the requirements for records guidelines in the school. They will also have a framework for structuring electronic records, to meet retention requirements as specified.

Session C – Select One Only

Jenny Cole – Making a Difference – REPEAT SESSION –
Select

Do you ever feel like you are at the bottom of the pecking order in a school and that your contribution is not important or valued? This session will help you see how your role is critical to the outcomes of students. Jenny will also share ways of using your strengths and building your confidence in your role.

ETI – Visa’s – REPEAT SESSION –
Select

Jacqui Johnstone has worked in International Education for over 10 years in both the TAFE and Schools Sector. She has extensive experience in visas, enrolment processes and compliance requirements for international students.

This session will explain the enrolment process for students from Overseas highlighting the enrolment, visas and funding implications for schools and the role of TIWA in seeking placement for these students.

Session Outcome:
Provide confidence for staff when completing the enrolment of overseas students and broad awareness of the categories of overseas students and the differences in management of these students within the school.

Personal Productivity –
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Alicia Menkveld has a simple but powerful message: Do Less, Better. She is an award-winning consultant, speaker, trainer and noted authority on team and personal productivity. Funny, engaging, and using real-life strategies that work, Alicia changes mindsets and attitudes so you and your team can maximise productivity, strengthen performance and win back an hour a day of lost time.

Personal Productivity (Time Management), Prioritise Effectively, Handle High Pressure and Crisis Situations-and Plan Strategically.

Session Outcome: 
To be able to set SMART goals and rituals for more productive routines in the workplace. Have an organised work space. Keeping things in perspective and in control.

Finance –
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Education Business Services (EBS) will provide updates on services provided, particularly to finance matters. 

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AIM – Assertive Communication for Leaders
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Sam is a Senior Human Resource consultant with over twenty five years’ experience in managing people. She has a real passion for working with people to enhance their communication skills and enable them to achieve their goals. Over the last fifteen years Sam has been developing and delivering management and personal development programs for a range of industries.

Assertive Communication For Leaders
There are very few skills as important as assertive communication. Assertive communication is critical to leading people effectively and working collaboratively with those around you. Assertive communication allows you to deal different people in a calm and confident manner, no matter how difficult the situation is.

Session Outcome:
Understand the difference between Assertive, Aggressive and Passive communication
Identify specific strategies to enhance your assertive communication

Know How Your Personality Affects Relationships
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Assertive communication is critical to leading people effectively. Learn how to deal with different people in a calm and confident manner, no matter how difficult the situation is.

Finance – Budget Planning/Cycle
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Alan Smith, SCFM Principal Advisor and Martyn Johnson, SCFM Senior Resourcing Consultant SC

Both presenters are members of the SCFM support team and have extensive experience as school leaders

The School Resourcing System’s Operational Dashboard reports information from numerous sources to provide a snapshot of the school’s one-line budget. Where do the Cash and Salary amounts originate to allow them to be reported on the Dashboard?

Session Outcome:
A deeper understanding of the Operational Dashboard to assist with leading and monitoring your school’s one-line budget

How to Best Present Yourself
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Sophie Zadeh, Body Language Specialist, passionate about improving the way people interact and communicate non verbally. Driven by a desire to help and educate people, Sophie teaches science based knowledge, providing her clients with an understanding of relevant and contextualised nonverbal cues and a skill set of practical tools.

Recent scientific evidence backs up the phrase ‘actions speak louder than words’; when the verbal message remains the same, but nonverbal behaviour is adapted, differences emerge in the way people perceive the messenger–regardless of age, gender and race. This session uncovers the evidence and gives away the secrets of communicating with impact. You’ll learn how small changes to your body language and vocal power can be the key to being more persuasive, influential, confident and credible.

Session Outcome:
This session will increase your understanding of nonverbal communication, giving you a new awareness of what you’re communicating through your body language and vocal delivery. You’ll gain the knowledge and power to increase inner feelings of confidence and communicate with purpose–creating more positive experiences and outcomes, and at the same time controlling how others perceive you.

Session B – Select One Only

Know How Your Personality Affects Relationships – REPEAT SESSION
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Assertive communication is critical to leading people effectively. Learn how to deal with different people in a calm and confident manner, no matter how difficult the situation is.

OSH
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Details to Come

Commercial Services – Buying/Purchasing > 50K
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Cindy Magtuto works under Education Business Services in Commercial Services at Central Office. Cindy has worked in various government agencies including Child Protection and Family Support, Disability Services, Corrective Services, Department of Finance and has been with Department of Education since 2017.
Cindy has extensive experience in Contracting with relation to non-government funding as well as goods and services.

This session will discuss the role of Commercial Services Directorate in particular:
• the services we provide (legal Commercial advice, procurement and licences)
• with focus to purchasing Goods and Services

Session Outcome:
• familiarity with policy and process requirements
• knowing to involve Commercial Services for buying and disposals valued $50,000 and above
• know that there is a new contract management system coming that will help with Processes

Leading Effective e-Meetings
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Adele Fogwill’s mission is to enable people to tap into their full potential. She brings over two decades of professional experience and expertise to every assignment, and a clear focus on enabling people to be their best selves. Adele is an engaging and energising presenter/facilitator, bringing practical wisdom and humour to any event.

What makes a meeting effective -Preparing for success and Meeting roles/functions.

Session Outcome:
To be able to deal with challenging participants and facilitate techniques for ideation and decision making. Lead an effective meeting.

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Conference - Friday e-Ticket $280
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Session C – Select One Only

Winning the Battle for Talent
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Details to Follow

Speed Dating
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Have you ever wanted a Directorate representitive as a ‘captured audience’ – where he or she cannot leave the table for 20 minutes? Well now is your chance!

JAC – Team Building
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Jill Proctor and Carol Scott have extensive experience in many sections of the Department of Education, recently as facilitators at the Institute for Professional Learning.
Starting JAC Consulting in 2018, we design and facilitate programs to support staff to build their knowledge, skills and capability.

A highly functional and effective team is a joy to work in. The workshop explores:
• what makes a good team
• what makes a good team leader
• managing individual differences
• strategies to effectively lead a team.

The workshop is for those who work with a team. It will provide the opportunity to review and reflect on the workplace and consider how to improve your team’s effectiveness.

Session Outcome:
Participants will:
• identify key components of an effective team
• understand the qualities of a good team leader
• identify strategies to improve team effectiveness.

Selection Panel – Getting the Right Fit
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Melanja Kwiatkowski’s key responsibilities are the development of human resource policy; implementation of programs for teachers to advance their careers and apply for Senior Teacher and/or Level 3 Classroom teacher status; and support principals and staff in relation to matters under the Department’s Grievance Framework.

This session will provide participants with an overview of a range of human resource policies and their implementation in the school context and discuss the support available related to recruitment and selection process breaches, teacher registration issues and workplace discrimination, harassment and bullying matters under the Department’s Grievance Framework.

Session Outcome:
Managers Corporate Services are aware of the range of information and support available in relation to workforce policies, guidelines and workplace discrimination, harassment and bullying matters.

 

Session D – Select One Only

Making Your School a Home for Talent
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Details to Follow

Speed Dating
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Have you ever wanted a Directorate representitive as a ‘captured audience’ – where he or she cannot leave the table for 20 minutes? Well now is your chance!

People Sense – Building Resilience
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Do you ever feel like you are at the bottom of the pecking order in a school and that your contribution is not important or valued? This session will help you see how your role is critical to the outcomes of students. Jenny will also share ways of using your strengths and building your confidence in your role.

Giving Constructive Feedback for Growth
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Sam is a Senior Human Resource consultant with over twenty five years’ experience in managing people. She has a real passion for working with people to enhance their communication skills and enable them to achieve their goals. Over the last fifteen years Sam has been developing and delivering management and personal development programs for a range of industries.

Assertive Communication For Leaders
There are very few skills as important as assertive communication. Assertive communication is critical to leading people effectively and working collaboratively with those around you. Assertive communication allows you to deal different people in a calm and confident manner, no matter how difficult the situation is.

Session Outcome:
Understand the difference between Assertive, Aggressive and Passive communication.
Identify specific strategies to enhance your assertive communication

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Conference - Full Package e-Ticket $560
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Session A – Select One Only

AIM – Assertive Communication for Leaders
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Sam is a Senior Human Resource consultant with over twenty five years’ experience in managing people. She has a real passion for working with people to enhance their communication skills and enable them to achieve their goals. Over the last fifteen years Sam has been developing and delivering management and personal development programs for a range of industries.

Assertive Communication For Leaders
There are very few skills as important as assertive communication. Assertive communication is critical to leading people effectively and working collaboratively with those around you. Assertive communication allows you to deal different people in a calm and confident manner, no matter how difficult the situation is.

Session Outcome:
Understand the difference between Assertive, Aggressive and Passive communication
Identify specific strategies to enhance your assertive communication

Know How Your Personality Affects Relationships
Select

Assertive communication is critical to leading people effectively. Learn how to deal with different people in a calm and confident manner, no matter how difficult the situation is.

Finance – Budget Planning/Cycle
Select

Alan Smith, SCFM Principal Advisor and Martyn Johnson, SCFM Senior Resourcing Consultant SC

Both presenters are members of the SCFM support team and have extensive experience as school leaders

The School Resourcing System’s Operational Dashboard reports information from numerous sources to provide a snapshot of the school’s one-line budget. Where do the Cash and Salary amounts originate to allow them to be reported on the Dashboard?

Session Outcome:
A deeper understanding of the Operational Dashboard to assist with leading and monitoring your school’s one-line budget

How to Best Present Yourself
Select

Sophie Zadeh, Body Language Specialist, passionate about improving the way people interact and communicate non verbally. Driven by a desire to help and educate people, Sophie teaches science based knowledge, providing her clients with an understanding of relevant and contextualised nonverbal cues and a skill set of practical tools.

Recent scientific evidence backs up the phrase ‘actions speak louder than words’; when the verbal message remains the same, but nonverbal behaviour is adapted, differences emerge in the way people perceive the messenger–regardless of age, gender and race. This session uncovers the evidence and gives away the secrets of communicating with impact. You’ll learn how small changes to your body language and vocal power can be the key to being more persuasive, influential, confident and credible.

Session Outcome:
This session will increase your understanding of nonverbal communication, giving you a new awareness of what you’re communicating through your body language and vocal delivery. You’ll gain the knowledge and power to increase inner feelings of confidence and communicate with purpose–creating more positive experiences and outcomes, and at the same time controlling how others perceive you.

Session B – Select One Only

Know How Your Personality Affects Relationships – REPEAT SESSION
Select

Assertive communication is critical to leading people effectively. Learn how to deal with different people in a calm and confident manner, no matter how difficult the situation is.

OSH
Select

Details to Come

Commercial Services – Buying/Purchasing > 50K
Select

Cindy Magtuto works under Education Business Services in Commercial Services at Central Office. Cindy has worked in various government agencies including Child Protection and Family Support, Disability Services, Corrective Services, Department of Finance and has been with Department of Education since 2017.
Cindy has extensive experience in Contracting with relation to non-government funding as well as goods and services.

This session will discuss the role of Commercial Services Directorate in particular:
• the services we provide (legal Commercial advice, procurement and licences)
• with focus to purchasing Goods and Services

Session Outcome:
• familiarity with policy and process requirements
• knowing to involve Commercial Services for buying and disposals valued $50,000 and above
• know that there is a new contract management system coming that will help with Processes

Leading Effective e-Meetings
Select

Adele Fogwill’s mission is to enable people to tap into their full potential. She brings over two decades of professional experience and expertise to every assignment, and a clear focus on enabling people to be their best selves. Adele is an engaging and energising presenter/facilitator, bringing practical wisdom and humour to any event.

What makes a meeting effective -Preparing for success and Meeting roles/functions.

Session Outcome:
To be able to deal with challenging participants and facilitate techniques for ideation and decision making. Lead an effective meeting.

Session C – Select One Only

Winning the Battle for Talent
Select
Select

Details to Follow

Speed Dating
Select

Have you ever wanted a Directorate representitive as a ‘captured audience’ – where he or she cannot leave the table for 20 minutes? Well now is your chance!

JAC – Team Building
Select

Jill Proctor and Carol Scott have extensive experience in many sections of the Department of Education, recently as facilitators at the Institute for Professional Learning.
Starting JAC Consulting in 2018, we design and facilitate programs to support staff to build their knowledge, skills and capability.

A highly functional and effective team is a joy to work in. The workshop explores:
• what makes a good team
• what makes a good team leader
• managing individual differences
• strategies to effectively lead a team.

The workshop is for those who work with a team. It will provide the opportunity to review and reflect on the workplace and consider how to improve your team’s effectiveness.

Session Outcome:
Participants will:
• identify key components of an effective team
• understand the qualities of a good team leader
• identify strategies to improve team effectiveness.

Selection Panel – Getting the Right Fit
Select

Melanja Kwiatkowski’s key responsibilities are the development of human resource policy; implementation of programs for teachers to advance their careers and apply for Senior Teacher and/or Level 3 Classroom teacher status; and support principals and staff in relation to matters under the Department’s Grievance Framework.

This session will provide participants with an overview of a range of human resource policies and their implementation in the school context and discuss the support available related to recruitment and selection process breaches, teacher registration issues and workplace discrimination, harassment and bullying matters under the Department’s Grievance Framework.

Session Outcome:
Managers Corporate Services are aware of the range of information and support available in relation to workforce policies, guidelines and workplace discrimination, harassment and bullying matters.

 

Session D – Select One Only

Making Your School a Home for Talent
Select

Details to Follow

Speed Dating
Select

Have you ever wanted a Directorate representitive as a ‘captured audience’ – where he or she cannot leave the table for 20 minutes? Well now is your chance!

People Sense – Building Resilience
Select

Do you ever feel like you are at the bottom of the pecking order in a school and that your contribution is not important or valued? This session will help you see how your role is critical to the outcomes of students. Jenny will also share ways of using your strengths and building your confidence in your role.

Giving Constructive Feedback for Growth
Select

Sam is a Senior Human Resource consultant with over twenty five years’ experience in managing people. She has a real passion for working with people to enhance their communication skills and enable them to achieve their goals. Over the last fifteen years Sam has been developing and delivering management and personal development programs for a range of industries.

Assertive Communication For Leaders
There are very few skills as important as assertive communication. Assertive communication is critical to leading people effectively and working collaboratively with those around you. Assertive communication allows you to deal different people in a calm and confident manner, no matter how difficult the situation is.

Session Outcome:
Understand the difference between Assertive, Aggressive and Passive communication.
Identify specific strategies to enhance your assertive communication