2017 Program

Welcome to Leading Today for Tomorrow, a conference for educational leaders to be held in Hobart, 2017.

This conference provides a variety of stimulus sessions and a home group structure enabling principals to contextualise conference sessions with colleagues. Delegates will be assigned a home group, which they will be a member of throughout the conference.  

The Leading Today for Tomorrow theme will focus on three themes: leading learning; addressing inequality and; management.  As a member of your home group, you will be able to select break out options which suit you best and will be asked to share your insights with your home group.

The conference is designed to provide a supportive, intimate atmosphere and includes opportunities for delegates to build well-being activities into their day.

Wednesday 9 August 2017

15:30 – 17:30 REGISTRATION
16:30 – 17:30 TPA Meeting and Annual General Meeting, Ricky Pointing Stand, Blundstone Arena
17:30 – 19:00 Welcome Function at the Ricky Pointing Stand, Blundstone Arena

Thursday 10 August 2017

From 08:00 REGISTRATION & COFFEE
08:30 – 09:00 Welcome to Country – Theresa Sainty
Member of the Tasmanian Aboriginal Community, Aboriginal Linguistic Consultant & Educator
Opening Address – Jenny Gale
Secretary of the Department of Education
09:00 – 10:00 SESSION 1: Setting the agenda
In this session, delegates will meet other principals, form home-groups and establish group-member priorities for the conference.
10:00 – 10:45 SESSION 2: Keynote Address
Professor Chris Sarra – Founder and Chairman of Stronger Smarter Institute
Stronger Smarter: High Expectations Relationships with Indigenous Students
10:45 – 11:00 Home Groups reflection
11:00 – 11:30 MORNING TEA
SESSION 3: Reflection and Short talks
11:30 – 11:50 EDTalk 1: Peter Carr – Principal of Peter Carr Advisory 
Mindful Magnates: Preparing Students for a World Without Jobs
11:50 – 12:10 EDTalk 2: Monique Carter – Principal at Lansdowne Crescent Primary School
Developing a Culture of Inquiry – Leading with Curiosity and Courage
12:10 – 12:30 EDTalk 3: Graham Speight
The dismissal of incompetent teachers 
12:30 – 13:20 LUNCH
SESSION 4: Short Edtalks Presentations
13:20 – 13:40 EDTalk 4: Joan-Mary Hinds – Founding Director, Hinds Research
Motivated Teaching: New Research and Insights
13:40 – 14:00 EDTalk 5: Kelly Dyer – Principal at New Norfolk Primary School
Problem of Practice + Student Voice = Improvement
14:00 – 14:50

SESSION 5: Workshops – please go to your allocated session room:

Main Auditorium – Professor Chris Sarra
Suite #1 – Peter Carr
Suite #2 – Monique Carter
Suite #3 – Graham Speight
Suite #4 – Joan-Mary Hinds
Suite #5 – Kelly Dyer

14:50 – 15:40 SESSION 6: Home Groups – sharing workshop notes
15:40 – 16:15 AFTERNOON TEA
Dinner at your Leisure 
Several local restaurants will be recommended so you can make your own arrangements for this evening.

Friday 11 August 2017

06:30 – 07:30 Consider getting going early and head over for an early stroll on the beach. The walk from Blundstone Arena (conference venue) along Bellerive Beach is around 30-40 minutes return.  Its a beautiful way to start the day!
From 08:00 REGISTRATION & COFFEE
SESSION 7: 
08:30 – 08:45 Gather in home groups for re-cap
08:45 – 09:30 David Adams – Pro Vice-Chancellor (Community, Partnerships and Regional Development),
University of Tasmania
Changing Tasmanian communities: what schools really need to tackle inequality
09:30 – 09:50 Home Groups reflection and selection of next session workshops
 09:50 – 10:40

SESSION 8: Workshops –  please go to your allocated session room:

Main Auditorium – Professor David Adams
Suite #1 – Peter Carr
Suite #2 – Mick Walsh
Suite #3 – Graham Speight
Suite #4 – Joan-Mary Hinds
Suite #5 – Kelly Dyer

10:40 – 11:00 Home Groups reflection
11:00 – 11:30 MORNING TEA
SESSION 9:  Focus on well-being 
11:30 – 12:15 Mick Walsh Leading international Positive Education educator and coach
Building Leadership and Staff Wellbeing
12:15 – 12:45 Home Group Reflection and questions
12:45 – 13:00 Conference close
13:00 – 14:00 FINAL BBQ LUNCH