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Join us for a leadership program designed to cultivate and strengthen school principals' management and leadership skills in Australia, New Zealand, and Southeast Asia.
A joint program of the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the Harvard Club of Australia.
The Principals’ Center in Australia is designed to provide school leaders in Australia, New Zealand, and Southeast Asia with the knowledge, leadership strategies, and tools to become effective leaders of instructional change and accelerate learning for all students. Hosted in Sydney and designed for region-specific learning needs, the program brings together school leaders and Harvard faculty over five days. Working with colleagues from across the region, participants will explore research-based techniques and best practices as they develop leadership plans tailored to their schools at home.
With content drawn from local learning contexts and all sessions led by Harvard faculty, the program addresses areas of critical importance to school leaders in Australasia – instructional leadership, school culture, leadership development, strategy, and family and community engagement. Participants will have the opportunity to:
The comprehensive tuition includes all instructional materials, lunch, and light refreshments. Participants receive a certificate of participation and a letter confirming clock hours of instruction.
Invoices for tuition fees will be issued within seven days of your application being accepted. Participants are responsible for their own travel expenses and accommodation for The Principals’ Centre Australia.
Invoices will be issued to applicants by HCA Philanthropy Pty Limited ABN 93091483635, a subsidiary of the Harvard Club of Australia Inc. ABN 70814606610. Invoices will be issued in Australian Dollars inclusive of GST. Applicants from outside Australia will be offered the option of paying in US Dollars. Applicants may pay by credit card or electronic funds transfer. Details will be advised on the invoice.
Three types of scholarships are available through the Harvard Club of Australia (HCA):
HCA Scholarships include 80% of the program tuition, hotel accommodation and breakfast, and a travel stipend. Available scholarship funding will focus on school leaders who lead Australian public schools with an ICSEA score of less than 1000, or those located in regional and rural Australia.
The Eureka scholarships prioritise schools in NSW's Illawarra region (Wollongong, Shellharbour and Kiama local government areas) & Broken Hill (Broken Hill LGA). The Eureka Scholarships include 80% of the program tuition, hotel accommodation, breakfast, and a travel stipend. School leaders who lead government and non-government schools with an ICSEA score of less than 1000 are eligible.
These scholarships cover accommodation and provide a travel stipend (combined value of approximately $2000 AUS) for any principal of a New Zealand secondary school who has used the NZ Departmental Professional Coaching and Wellbeing Support available under a collective agreement to pay for the program fees.
If you meet the requirements and wish to apply for scholarship assistance, please mark the appropriate box on the main application form, which is accessed via the yellow 'apply now' button above.
After that date, scholarships will be awarded on a rolling basis. Requests for tuition assistance do not affect an applicant's prospects for admission. Scholarship funding will be made available through specific charitable foundations whose purpose is supporting education in Australia. Decisions will be communicated to applicants. There is no guarantee that all applications for tuition assistance will be met.