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The Principals’ Centre in Australia: Leadership for School Excellence to Launch in Winter 2020

In January 2020, Professional Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education will launch its first-ever school leadership program in Australia. The Principals’ Centre in Australia: Leadership for School Excellence will offer school leaders in Australia, New Zealand, and Southeast Asia (Australasia) the opportunity to develop and strengthen their management and leadership skills in a region-specific learning context.  

The four-day program will address areas of critical importance to principals and school leaders: instructional quality, school culture, family and community engagement, and strategic leadership. Through case studies, faculty-led sessions, and facilitated discussion groups, participants will clarify their leadership vision and hone the skills necessary to become more effective school leaders. Participants will develop a personalized leadership plan to help extend the learning in their school.

Katherine Merseth, Adjunct Lecturer on Education, is faculty chair of The Principals’ Centre in Australia: Leadership for School Excellence. Additional HGSE faculty members, all of whom will be onsite in Sydney for the entirety of the program, including Elizabeth City, Senior Lecturer on Education; Karen Mapp, Senior Lecturer on Education; and Matthew Miller, Lecturer on Education and Associate Dean for Learning and Teaching.

The Principals’ Centre in Australia: Leadership for School Excellence will take place at the University of Sydney Business School in Sydney, Australia, from 13th January to 16th January 2020. The priority deadline is 16th September 2019, and applications are now being accepted. To learn more about the program, click here.