Cultivating a Leadership feedback culture

Cultivating a Leadership feedback culture

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.

This half day workshop, with CSA's Director of Research and innovation, Dr Darren Iselin, will explore in detail the ways that the CSA Leadership Framework can assist your school to cultivate a 360 feedback culture that is growth oriented, practice specific and capacity building for all leaders within your school community.

This event is aimed at school leaders at every level, from the emerging classroom leader to the experienced school executive.

We encourage groups of school leaders to gather and unpack this content for direct application within the school context.

The strength of the CSA Leadership Framework is that it combines a theological approach within the context of a flourishing Christian School, aligning to the professional lenses of the AITSL standards.

Program Outline

A brief outline of the program is provided below:

  • 8am Welcome, prayer and introduction
  • 8.30am Session 1
  • 9.45am Morning Tea
  • 10.15am Session 2
  • 11.30am Questions & Feedback
  • 12pm Close


Host, Dave Stevens

Dave Stevens serves as the Executive Officer, WA and leads the national portfolio of, Modes and Models of Schooling. Dave brings a wealth of knowledge and experience having taught and held leadership roles in a range of schools nationally and internationally. Dave’s knowledge across a broad range of specialist areas, educational sectors and contexts, is evidenced in his ability to develop alternative programs that meet the needs of the students and teachers, whilst addressing the requirements of legislation. His passion for Relational Schools assists all schools in student wellness and retention.

Speaker, 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 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).

Qualify for CPD Hours

At the conclusion of this event, a certificate of professional learning will be made available to attendees for self-accreditation via your member dashboard. The following AITSL professional teacher standards will be addressed:

»  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

With Christian Distinctive focus:

»  6A - Engage in professional learning which aids the development of a philosophy of Christian Education based in Biblical principles

»  7B - Contributes to the development of distinctive Christian practice in the school, profession and wider community

Cancellation Policy

All cancellationHTMLs must be made in writing to the Event Organiser. Unfortunately, no refunds will be issued after 4 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.

Thursday, 27 April 2023
8am - 12pm AWST
$150 + GST
1 Padbury Terrace
Midland WA 6056
3 CPD hours
Members only event
RSVP by 24-April-2023Registration nearly full