We are very blessed to have the privilege to gather in person in WA. We are using that opportunity to invite all WA FLAME members to come together for our National FLAME event. It will be an exciting morning of networking and sitting in on the online event together over morning tea!
If you are unable to attend in person but would still like to join us online, you can register for the Zoom event here.
What does God require of you? We are all unique and no two leaders are the same in personality and leadership style, but we are all called to mature in our relationship with God, lead and serve others.
What is holding you back from taking on leadership challenges? Comparing yourself with successful leaders can cripple capacity to recognise your gifts and abilities and stifle the courage to step up.
This session will inspire you to connect, collaborate, invite feedback, reflect on and accept the truth about your leadership potential that others see in you. Let your emotional and strategic intelligence ‘fuse’ to be the leader that God created and called you to be.
This session will encourage you to own God’s calling on your life, lead from your God-given strengths and ponder on some big questions!
- Reflect on the people and situations where you have been an influence?
- What is your biggest barrier to becoming a senior leader or developing your leadership?
- What worries you and how can you work through the issues?
- Think for a moment about the positive and negative impact your current leadership role has on your work and family relationships.
- What can you and should you let go of in order to get more headspace?
May God bless you as you press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus has called you. Philippians 3:12
Speakers - WA Special Guest Speaker
Guest Speaker, Donna Shepherd
Ms Donna Shepherd (Australia) joined the World Vision Australia board in 2008 and the World Vision International Board in 2009. She was elected Chair of the World Vision International board in 2016. Donna is an advocate for the rights of children and women, and a leader in community development, governance and education. Donna is Managing Director of Creating Communities, Australia’s leading strategic advisory firm specialising in social value and impact. She has pioneered approaches to improve socio-economic outcomes throughout urban and remote Australia and she has led teams and boards in complex global settings. She has also lectured in intercultural management and strategic planning in Tunisia, Equador, the USA and Australia. Donna holds a Masters in International Administration. In 2020, Donna was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to children through an international humanitarian organisation.
Speakers - Online Event
Your Host, Jill Healey
Jill Healey heads up 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 Focus on the Family Australia, 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 schooling.
Guest Speaker, Linda Lenord
Linda loves people! She works within both commercial and educational sectors as the director of AT FULL STRENGTH. Her world consists of working on organisational culture in a wide range of settings and working with individuals showing them how to leverage their unique set of strengths. Through her own personal journey, from where she was in a role that saw her not working in her area of strength, that left her drained and unable to continue to work, she discovered the wonderful world of strengths. Following that time she spent next 10 years learning more about herself and how to play to her strengths. To where she now works with people from all walks of life showing them how to do the same. Linda is passionate about people’s strengths, culture and positive organisational change.
Guest Speaker, Jodi Koepke
Jodi spends her days sharing words of encouragement for women in leadership, finding her way through the beautiful mess of parenting and relationships, and geeking out on technology. Jodi brings a diverse range of skills and experience that makes her uniquely poised to bring the life-changing self-leadership content of LeadDifferent to teens and schools. With a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy as well as a Bachelor of Education, she worked in mental health Occupational Therapy before moving to work for Alta-1 College for 10 years. She has taught students from middle school through to high school, both in person and in online programs. Jodi is also the Managing Director for MOPS Australia, overseeing their operations and leadership development across Australia, New Zealand and Vietnam. Her leadership journey birthed a book 'Stepping Up In Leadership' which was published in 2019. She shares what she learns as a speaker and podcaster too. Originally from Zimbabwe, Jodi now lives in Perth, Western Australia with her husband and daughter.
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 practice
7.4 - Engage with professional teaching networks and broader communities
- Leading teaching and learning
- Developing self and others
- Engaging and working with the community
You may cancel your registration at any time using the Zoom registration link that was sent to you upon registration. 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.
FLAME is a network for women to support their journey into and through leadership at a school, leadership 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 to be encouraged and inspired.
The FLAME network will enable strong connections between experienced and inexperienced leaders and help identify and encourage structures that support women in leadership. 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 to be encouraged and inspired.
“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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