Board Chairs and Principals Professional Learning Day

Board Chairs and Principals Professional Learning Day

This gathering of Board and Executive Leaders of QLD Christian schools is designed to provide an avenue to bring up to date information in relation to school governance, connect schools, particularly at the governance level, build relationship and share experiences. With the current national and state focus on anti-discrimination legislation, and also the updated federal FairWork Act, it seems an opportune time to gather. All Board Chairs, board members and Principals are invited to attend.

Event Information

The event will be held at the ISQ Professional Learning Centre in Brisbane and is ideally suited to all board chairs, board directors and Principals from our Queensland CSA member schools. 

The registration cost includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea, as well as contribution towards the venue hire and travel costs of our speakers.

Program Outline

An outline of the program is provided below:

  • 8:30am Arrival
  • 9am to 12:00pm Session One, which will have a specific focus
  • 12:00pm to 1:00pm Lunch (with ample time for networking and connecting with the guest speakers)
  • 1pm to 4pm Session Two, which will have a specific focus
  • 6pm Optional collegiate dinner for those staying overnight in Brisbane (see below)

Optional Dinner

There will be an opportunity for an informal dinner on the Friday evening where the day's content can be discussed in a social setting. This dinner would be held at restaurant in the Brisbane CDB and would be booked based upon the registered numbers. Each guest would be responsible for their own ordering and payment of food and drinks. 

You will have an opportunity at registration to indicate your interest in attending this optional dinner.


Special Guest, Mark Spencer, Director of Public Policy, CSA

Mark is responsible for advocacy on behalf of Christian schools in a wide range of educational policy as well as areas relating to religious freedom and equal opportunity and discrimination law, both at the Commonwealth and State/Territory level. Mark provides initial advice to schools in all non-educational operations including funding, finance, governance, management, media management and industrial relations.

Mark is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants after graduating with a Bachelor of Business degree with a major in accounting. He went on to complete a Master of Labour Relations and Law degree in 1999 and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies with a High Distinction average in 2016. Mark is also a Graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia. In 2014 he completed an executive education program at the Said Business School of the University of Oxford.

Your Host, Andrew Taylor, Executive Officer, QLD

Andrew Taylor, currently serves as the Executive Officer, Qld and has over 30 years' experience in a range of leadership roles in education and has spent the last 15 years focusing on building capacity in teachers and school leaders.

Andrew leads the national portfolio for School Improvement and is an experienced school improvement consultant focusing on building strong foundations that underpin all school activities.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be made in writing to the Event Organiser. Unfortunately, no refunds will be issued after 7 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.

COVID-safe Information

We are committed to the health and safety of our member community and are following government guidelines regarding the spread of COVID-19.

Learn more about how we are keeping you safe at CSA events.

Friday, 21 April 2023
8:30am - 4pm AEST
500 Queen Street
Level 5
Brisbane QLD 4000
Members only event
RSVP by 06-April-2023