2017 | Program

Tasmania Combined Principal Conference 2017

Leading Today for Tomorrow
A conference for educational leaders
August 9 – 11
Blundstone Arena, Bellerive, Hobart


Welcome to The 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, August 9
15:30 – 17:30 Registration
15:30 – 17:30 TPA Meeting and AGM
17:30 – 19:00 Welcome Function

 

Thursday, August 10
08:00 Registration
08:30 – 09:00 Welcome to Country – Theresa Sainty
Member of the Tasmanian Aboriginal Community,
Aboriginal Linguistic Consultant & EducatorOpening 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
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 Talks – TED style format
13:20 – 13:40 EdTalk 4: Joan-Mary Hinds
Founding Director, Hinds Research
Motivated Teaching: New Research and Insights
13:40 – 14:00 Ed Talk 5: Kelly Dyer
Principal at New Norfolk Primary School
Problem of Practice + Student Voice = Improvement
14:00 – 14:50 SESSION 5: Workshops
14:50 – 15:40 SESSION 6: Home Groups – sharing workshop notes
15:40 – 16:15 Afternoon Tea
Dinner at your leisure

 

Friday, August 11
08:00 Registration
Session 7
08:30 – 08:45 Gather in home groups for re-cap
08:45 – 09:30 Professor 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
10:40 – 11:00 Home Groups reflection
11:00 – 11:30 Morning Tea
Session 9: Focus on wellbeing
11:30 – 12:15 Mick Walsh
Leading international Positive Education educator and coach
Building Leadership and Staff Wellbeing
12:15 – 12:45 Home Groups reflection and questions
12:45 – 13:00 Conference Close
13:00 – 14:00 Final BBQ Lunch