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David Vinegrad

David’s teaching career has covered several states in Australia and international experience including Japan, Brazil, Singapore and China. He learnt a great deal when he was a permanent CRT for 3 years in inner Melbourne testing and developing his student management skills. David has taught almost every subject and has taken on leading behaviour management roles initiating several programs that may be regarded by some as being revolutionary. He has co-authored 5 books and training manuals on Restorative Practices and Behaviour Management and believes that ‘you are only as good as your last lesson.’


As the Director of Behaviour Matters he is recognised as a world leader in the development of school based Restorative Practices & PBL. David is an expert at change management processes tailoring programs that connect research, policy and practice so schools can maximise student outcomes and whole school relationship management.  He has the ability to ask all educators to think, to examine, and to question; are there better ways of managing students than those we are using at present? David has a Bachelor of Education and a Master of Education in Counseling and Adolescent Development. He is a registered NESA provider and maintains his V.I.T registration as committed and passionate teacher.

Hear from teachers who have attended a Critical Agendas Event

Loved the honesty in the sharing of information and strategies

Liberty Hatzidimitriou

Keep up the fantastic PD opportunities! Very  professional and well-researched workshops and conferences.

Paul Dillon

The best P.D. I have attended in living memory!” I loved every minute of this engaging, interesting and informative PD. And I have been teaching for 40+ years!

Susan Snooks

Inspirational Speakers –  the knowledge gained will be so beneficial in my classrooms

Libby Fullard.

Passionate &  Authentic Speakers – Meaningful Strategies

Tamara Rundle

Just a big Thank you for giving us the opportunity to attend the Critical Agenda Workshop yesterday.  David presented a great program, lots of handy strategies and he was very engaging and supportive. Highly recommended.  I was very happy we did not have to do any Role play’s. 

Tania The Geelong College

“It is the first P.L. in a long long time that I haven’t been checking in with my watch.”


Loved the passion of the Presenters

Ivana Ryan

I love the fantastic variety of workshops and conferences on offer. Always look forward to Critical Agendas PD’s.

Tim Livy