The Executive Leaders Business Course provides an overview of the fundamentals of school business and governance for Phase 3 and New Phase 4 executive leaders in schools. The program, comprised of 3 series, delivering 8 modules in total, provides tools, knowledge and exposure for the participant. Delivery of the course is currently online, via Zoom, with each series comprising of 6 x 1.5 hour sessions.
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Professional Learning at CSA links to the CSA Leadership Framework and Leadership Rubric. This event is suitable for leaders in the phases highlighted below.
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Series 1 of the Executive Leaders Business Course will cover two module topics. These are listed in the Program Outline, below.
The course is scheduled to take place from 10am to 11:30am (AEST) on the following dates:
3 May | 10 May | 17 May | 24 May | 31 May | 7 Jun
The course is delivered using Zoom and the live chat function will be enabled throughout the session to allow participants to engage with the presenter and fellow attendees.
Please note the time is subject to change, as we face the current challenge of staff shortages in schools across the country.
Series 1 will cover the following modules:
- Module 1 | Legal Form & Governance
- Module 2 | Financial Management
For more information about this course, please refer to the Course Overview.
Your Host: Jill Healey, National FLAME & FUSE Facilitator, Christian Schools Australia
BSc, DipEd, MEdSt, GAICD
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.
Presenter: Andrew Davies, Therefore Business Services
BBus(Acc), AdvDipHr, GCertPubSecMgmt, FCPA
Andrew Davies is a Fellow of CPA Australia and holds a Bachelor Degree in Accounting; a Graduate Certificate in Public Sector Management; and an Advanced Diploma in Human Resources. Andrew has been working in business management in schools since 2004, after working for 21 years in the SA Public Service on financial systems and policies. Andrew was later appointed the Director of Corporate Services overseeing business management of three schools – Salisbury East, Strathalbyn and Murray Bridge. Andrew served on the Christian Schools Australia National Council, chairing the CSA Finance Committee from 2012 to 2019, and has been an active contributor to the network of Christian School Business Managers in SA. Andrew is an active contributor to financial improvement for Christian schools, having authored the Financial Management Framework for Christian Schools; compiled ‘Upside’ – a collection of testimonies by Christian business managers; and delivered or co-delivered governance and financial management training to schools in SA, WA and emerging Christian schools in China, as well as presenting at conferences. Andrew is passionate about Christian schools and other not-for-profits achieving and demonstrating excellence in business management.
Qualify for CPD Hours
This event attracts CPD hours according to the following AITSL professional teacher and leadership standards:
» Leading Self and Others
» Leading Improvement, Innovation and Change
» Leading the Management of the School
» Engaging and working with the community
All cancellations must be made in writing to the Event Organiser. Unfortunately, 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 and we may not be able to provide prior notice.
Please note that registration fees do not include insurance to cover loss of any fees/deposit through cancellation of your participation in the event or through cancellation of the event itself.
A full refund will be issued if the event is cancelled by the organiser (CSA) due to COVID-19 restrictions or any other reasons out of the organisers control.
What others are saying...
"This has been one of the most beneficial PDs I’ve undertaken. Thanks so much to all involved in making this happen! Much appreciated."
"Great session this morning, Andrew. Informative and well balanced with the breakouts. Brilliant pre-reading and resources. I am benefitting greatly from the wisdom shared through yourself and CSA."
"I really enjoyed hearing from those who have had experience, whether it be at a principal level, engaging with the finance side of education or at board level and the decisions that need to be made there."
"Training in aspects of educational leadership which are not covered by any previously professional development workshops I’ve experienced."
"Practical application of financial matters and governance issues. The use of Principals and experts on panels was a highlight."
FUSE is a vital part of CSA's leadership development initiative to Find, Upskill and Support Emerging leaders in Christian schools. The domains and practices articulated in the CSA Leadership Framework are embedded in the FUSE Program, delivering a coordinated, well-resourced and accessible course that aims to intentionally identify, inspire, encourage and train leaders to equip them for high quality leadership from a Christian perspective. Together with the provision of well-researched, practical leadership development programs and opportunities, FUSE will upskill, support and equip aspiring, new and experienced leaders by enabling strong connections and facilitating structures that support all 4 phases of leadership development as identified in the CSA Rubric. FUSE is about developing capacity of leaders to lead with confidence and humility to be all that God has created them to be.