FLAME | Purposeful and Strategic Leadership

FLAME | Purposeful and Strategic Leadership

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. If you are a male leader, you are encouraged and welcome to champion Christian women in leadership 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. 

Professional Learning at CSA links to the CSA Leadership Framework and Leadership Rubric. This event is suitable for leaders in the phases indicated below. 

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Event Information

The focus of Flame 2022 will be to develop the capacity of female leaders by unpacking and applying the CSA Leadership Framework and engaging with the Leadership Rubric. The CSA Leadership Framework is not just for principals, but for leaders at all levels in their leadership journey.

Join us on 17 March as we examine the first Domain: Vision- Purposeful and Strategic Leadership. Why is it so important for leaders of vision to inspire imagination, instil hope and sustain impact? Come and hear 3 experienced female Principals share why these leadership practices are vital to leadership in any context, but especially in Christian schools.

Speakers

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.

Wendy Matear

Wendy is the Principal of Bethany Christian School where she has effected enormous change. She began as Principal in 2011 and continues to serve the community in Paralowie, South Australia. She is the Educational Advisor for Hope School in Sumatra, Indonesia, which she helped start in 2012. This role includes the development of leadership, policies and ongoing staff Professional Development. Wendy serves on the National Council of Christian Schools Australia (CSA), the Board of Governors for Tabor College, the Block Grant Authority for Association of Independent Schools, South Australia (AISSA) and is also the current Chair for the (AISSA) Primary Heads. Wendy has a passion to see all people discover how God has created them for a purpose to make a unique contribution to the world for the benefit of others.

Catriona Wansbrough

Catriona has been the Principal of St Andrews Christian College in Wantirna South since 2011. Before coming to Melbourne, Catriona and her husband Paul were serving with New Hope International in Tanzania, where she was assisting the writing of a Teacher Training Course for Joshua Teachers Training College. Prior to this placement, Catriona was Principal of Snowy Mountains Christian School for 8 years. Catriona’s work has also included: training educators in Pakistan, Vanuatu, Tanzania, Uganda, Botswana & Solomon Islands; assisting the writing of a new teacher training course in Tanzania; working as a community development worker in Botswana and Solomon Islands (AusAid & Australian Volunteers International). She has completed Post Graduate studies in International Educational Policy and is the Board Director for New Hope International, MST and Eastern College. Catriona has a passion for Christian Education and leading/assisting the growth and development of educators, schools and communities throughout the world.  

Felicity Marlow

Felicity was appointed as the Principal of Norwest Christian College in 2019. With a Masters of Educational Leadership from the University of NSW and a Bachelor of Music from the University of Sydney, Felicity is an exemplary leader in Christian Education. She is a member of the NSW State Council for Christian Schools Australia (CSA), a member of the Heads of Independent Co-Educational Schools (HICES), a member of the Association of Heads of Independent Schools Australia (AHISA) and has recently created the Network of Powerful Learning Communities for schools interested in the Building Learning Power approach.

Your Host: Jill Healey

Jill Healey is a passionate contributor to leadership development at Christian Schools Australia, serving as the Flame and Fuse Facilitator. Jill currently serves on two Christian school boards, is a Board member for Endeavour Ministries, as well as an active member of the Victorian Independent Schools BGA Board. Jill is a champion of Christian women in leadership and specialist education provision in Christian schools. She believes in the power of God to transform lives and bring hope to young people through Christian education.

Qualify 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

Cancellation Policy

You may cancel your registration at any time by editing the registration on your dashboard. 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.

About FLAME

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.

 



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Thursday, 17 March 2022
1:30pm - 3:00pm AEDT
$24 Members | $34 Non-Members +GST
via Zoom
1.5 CPD hours
Public event

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