Art of Leadership

The NSWPA’s signature program: designed by school leaders with school leaders in mind.

This is a practical, skill-based and experiential program designed to draw on powerful research.

The Art of Leadership is structured upon a leadership effectiveness framework that identifies and builds the capabilities that both school experience and relevant research show to be essential to successful leadership.

Leadership of self

The framework assumes that self-leadership is the starting point of all leadership. If we are not leading and managing ourselves with maximum effectiveness, then we will find it difficult to be effective leaders of others.

Leadership of others

The second dimension of leadership is the leadership behaviour that influences and engages others. The leader’s ability to influence the effectiveness of others, and the behaviours they use to gain that influence, are pivotal.

Leadership of teams

The third dimension of leadership is the capability required to create, build and sustain teams. This requires the leader to develop a compelling purpose and thoughtful processes to create groups that can work together with synergy and collaboration.

Leadership of organisations and systems

The fourth dimension of leadership is contextual. In order to be strategic and systematic, leaders must be able to recognise and act upon the patterns and complexities that arise in their work situations.

Each of these 4 dimensions is explored through activity, discussion and challenge. A significant time is spent on the practice of related skills. 

Program delivery

This is a 6-day program designed for principals and school executive. The program is delivered in two 3-day phases, with a workplace learning element between the two phases.

The program is delivered in a range of venues, both rural and metropolitan.

Program cost

Currently $3750

All payments are to be paid via credit card or PCard on registration.

About our Facilitators

Judy Hatswell, Educational Psychologist and Training Consultant

Judy Hatswell, Educational Psychologist and Training Consultant

Judy is both a teacher and registered psychologist who has held managerial positions at state-wide and regional levels in student welfare, guidance and behaviour disorders. She is currently working as a self-employed training consultant. Through intensive training programs with a focus on leadership development across organisations, Judy is successfully imparting practical techniques and tools for immediate use to drive behavioural and organisational change.

Rob Stones, School Leader and expert Leadership Coach

Rob Stones, is an experienced School Leader and expert Leadership Coach.

Rob is a highly-regarded leadership development coach who works extensively with school Principals and school leadership teams throughout Australia. Rob was a High School Principal for 21 years. He has always been passionate about growing leadership capability and was widely recognised for developing the leaders on his own staff. His work now is focused on enhancing the effectiveness of current and aspiring leaders. Rob owns, and is the senior consultant in, his own business, Futureshape Consulting. He designs and delivers innovative training programs and writes extensively on leader-related topics including ‘The Window of Certainty’.