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Increasing the Effectiveness of your Schools Administration Team
A successful school is about much more than teaching. While good teaching and learning is crucial, the administration that underpins it is key to providing a well-rounded education that encompasses the whole child. Effective administration and operations support an education that goes well beyond imparting knowledge. School operations teams ensure that students’ daily needs are met; that they receive healthy and nutritious meals, sleep and learn in a safe environment, and receive appropriate medical care and mental health support. Beyond the day-to-day, the administrative team are often the ones responsible for recording, checking and analysing student data, so they can to enable those responsible for both learning and wellbeing to tailor their approach to the needs of the student. This webinar brings you four unique presentations that will increase the effectiveness of your school administration staff and its importance in successful student education.
Registration 8.45am – 9.00am
Session One: 9.00am – 10.00am
Sally Learey – Time and Workload Management Strategies
The workload of administrative/front office staff can be busy and challenging. Competing priorities and constant demands on your time can lead to feelings of overwhelm, stress and depletion.
This workshop explores effective mindsets, tools and strategies to manage your time and your workload proactively.
- The importance of attitude and awareness in relation to time and workload management
- Time management strategies
- Planning your time to work smarter
- Workload management strategies
- Self-management strategies
10.00am – 10.30am – Morning Tea.
Session Two: 10.30am –11.30am
Adam Kruger – Professional Learning Communities – Teaching staff and Administration Staff working together
For a rapidly growing number of schools, professional learning communities (PLCs) are proving to be the answer to improving growth within schools by providing an effective framework for teachers and administration to effectively work together. PLCs are an approach to school improvement where participants work in a high performing collaborative team to focus on problems of practice and follow cycles of inquiry. This presentation is aimed at all members of a school community who want to participate, lead or embed professional learning communities within their school. The key areas in which we will examine are:
- Learn what sets PLCs apart from more traditional models of schooling
- What is required to transform your school into a PLC
- How to shift employee’s beliefs and mindsets through strategies focussed on growth
- What specific work is undertaken by collaborative teams
- Common missteps to avoid and how to manage resistant staff members
11.30 – 11.40am – Mini Break.
Session Three: 11.40pm –12.40 pm
Michelle Falzon – Coaching strategies to support optimal wellbeing
It’s important that all employees are happy and healthy. When it comes to supporting optimal well-being at work, implementing strategic coaching approaches to support each individual in the unique ways they need is vital. With the right support and guidance, employees can do more than just get by—they can thrive. Over the course of this 1-hour presentation, Michelle will provide you with an opportunity to explore 4 different theories that strongly support workplace well-being and offer insight into how coaching approaches can foster a healthy workplace community.
12.40pm – 1.40pm – Lunch
Session Four – 1.40pm –2.40pm
Christina Katopis – DiSC – Understanding your Behavioural Style
DISC is a self-assessment that measures how an individual prefers to interact with others. DISC creates a common language and a self-awareness to better understand ourselves and others. The DISC model divides people into four main behavioural styles.
People who embrace DISC benefit from improved communication, less misunderstanding, shorter meetings, less conflict, effective teams, more cooperation, more productivity, and improved performance.
- Understand our own personal behavioural style and how that impacts on others.
- Recognise, understand and appreciate other people’s behavioural styles.
- Increase your self-knowledge: how you respond to conflict, what motivates you, what causes you stress, and how you solve problems.
- Improve your relationships by recognising the communication needs of individuals in both your professional and personal environments.
2.40pm – Webinar Close