Join us for our first FLAME gathering of 2024 where our topic is:
Developing and growing a sustainable culture of leadership feedback in schools
This session will explore in detail the ways that the CSA Leadership Framework can assist your school to cultivate a 360 feedback culture that is growth orientated, practice specific and capacity building for all leaders within your school community.
Feedback is an essential, but all too often ignored or overlooked step in building leadership capacity amongst Christian School Leaders.
Building a feedback culture and engaging in meaningful and specific leadership feedback is critical for leaders and promotes a culture of continuous improvement and capacity building across all phases of leadership within a Christian School.
We will also meet with Dianne Fraser to learn all about the CSA Collective and how it can facilitate ongoing connection and support for women in the FLAME sphere.
Serve well where you are now! Often significant changes come about through individuals using their strengths to bring about improvement in their own sphere of influence.
If you haven’t accessed CSA’s amazing suite of leadership development materials, then jump onto the CSA website and find the CSA Leadership Hub. Access to the CSA Leadership suite is available to all staff in CSA member schools – ask your school administrator for your login details.
This event will be held online using Zoom technology for the first hour.
After the online event, we encourage you to continue meeting together with other female leaders in your school or local area, and we will provide you with the materials to facilitate your discussions.
3:45pm to 5:15pm AEDT: Scheduled event
Check the additional program options as there may also be an in-person gathering for your state.
NEW IN 2024 - if you are not able to attend the event LIVE online, you can register to attend the "CONDENSED FACILITATED EVENT", later on in the day - 3.45pm AWST/6.45pm AEDT.
There are a few ways to register for this event.
You may wish to register and attend the event by yourself (individual registration), or you may wish to gather together with some colleagues and participate in the event as a group (group registration). All registrations for this event are available to staff from member and non member schools.
If you are unable to meet for LIVE online event, you can register to attend the CONDENSED FACILITATED EVENT later in the day. You will have this option at registration.
Individual Registrations: $25 +GST for members | $35 +GST for non-members
Group Registrations: $50 +GST for members | $80 +GST for non-members (unlimited number of colleagues can attend).
How to register for a group and provide CPD for you and your colleagues:
You will need to appoint one person from your school as the contact person. This school contact will need to login to their CSA account and register for the event, selecting the group option. After the event, the school contact will need to provide the list of people who attended from your school, including their name and email address. This list will need to be sent to [email protected]. CPD will be attributed post event to the attendees and certificates available on their member dashboard. For more information about CPD, see the section below.
Presenter: Dr Darren Iselin
Darren has extensive leadership experience within Christian education in both Australian and international contexts and has served in a wide range of CEO/executive and senior leadership roles within both K-12 schooling and higher education sectors. He is currently Director of Research and Innovation with Christian Schools Australia (CSA) and also is the Coordinator for the Cardus Education Survey Australia Project.
Darren has completed extensive formal study, including doctoral studies through the University of Queensland where his PhD explored “How Principals are cultivating Sustainable School Cultures Within Christian Schools During Changing Times”. Darren’s thesis was awarded the Grassie-Basset prize for best thesis in Educational Administration from The University of Queensland and also won the Research in Educational Leadership Management Award from the Australian Council of Educational Leaders (ACEL).
Presenter: Dianne Fraser
Dianne has a background in communications and media, primarily within the education sector. She has over 25 years of experience in Christian and not-for-profit groups, holding diverse roles in areas such as administration, marketing and communications. Dianne serves as the Digital Communications Officer for CSA.
This event is hosted by Jill Healey, Executive Officer, Leadership Development and Jess Kapitola, Social Media and Project Development
Qualification for CPD hours
This event attracts CPD hours according to the following AITSL professional teacher and leadership standards:
6.1 - Identify and plan professional learning needs
6.3 - Engage with colleagues and improve leadership practice
7.4 - Engage with professional leadership networks and broader communities
» Leading teaching and learning
» Developing self and others
» Engaging and working with leadership teams and the community
This event also attracts CPD hours according to the following Christian Distinctive professional standards:
6A - Engage in professional learning which aids in the development of a philosophy of Christian education based in biblical principals
7A - Knowledge about and engagement with the school, its Christian ethos and vision
7B - Contributes to the development of distinctive Christian practice in the school, profession and the wider community
Want to learn more about the CSA Christian Distinctive Focus areas? Click here.
Cancellation must be in writing to the organisers. Please note, no refunds will be issued after 3 days out from the event. Any cancellations made after this date will be charged the full registration fee. 'No Shows' to the event will be charged the full registration fee.
The event program is subject to change without prior notice.
The FLAME network meets nationally on Zoom and locally at a State level to continue to inspire, support and challenge Christian women in leadership in Christian education. We are blessed to have so many talented and competent female leaders in Christian education, but we are still only tapping the surface of this potential. The purpose of FLAME is to inspire and encourage women to understand that students and teachers need them to step up by realising their strengths and capacities and responding to the call.
FLAME is a network for women to support their journey into and through leadership at all levels within a school context, either at management or board level. Come and join a passionate group of women on Zoom to continue to inspire, support and challenge Christian women in leadership in Christian education. If you are a male leader, you are welcome to be one of our champions by attending yourself and/or encouraging a female leader on your board or school management team or an aspiring leader to connect into this network.
The FLAME network will enable strong connections between experienced and inexperienced leaders and help identify and encourage structures that support women in leadership.
“FLAME is more than networking and building relationships, it’s about developing capacity of female leaders and aspiring female leaders to lead with confidence and humility to be all that God has created them to be.” – Jill Healey, National FLAME Network Facilitator, Christian Schools Australia.
Female Leaders And Managers in Education:
>> Learn more about FLAME