Professional Learning

Overview

Progress your career by undertaking professional learning with the Gonski Institute for Education. Our offerings are research-based, practical, and will link your ability to action change in your personal sphere of influence with larger systemic issues of equity in education. We offer both short workshops and degree programs in Educational Leadership, including the Doctor of Education program.

Progress and develop your skills, knowledge, career and practice by undertaking professional learning with the Gonski Institute for Education. Our offerings are research-based, practical, and will link your ability to action change in your professional sphere of influence with larger systemic issues of equity in education. We offer short workshops, tailored professional learning programs and degree programs in Educational Leadership, including the Doctor of Education program. 

Tailored Professional Learning Programs

We offer tailored programs for directors, corporate roles, education bodies, principals, senior executive staff, teachers, school administrative staff, parents and the community, across all education sectors.

We have developed programs for professional associations, schools, clusters of schools, visiting overseas colleagues, teachers, Highly Accomplished Lead Teachers (HALTs) and potential HALTs, parents, broader school communities and state, national and international education groups. Our professional learning programs have been delivered locally, and at a state, national and international level.

Our suite of programs to date span school development days, community of schools programs, blended delivery,  short term and extended programs (afternoon sessions and up to a fortnight in duration), half and full day conferences, principal network meetings and forums, twilight programs, programs targeting specific roles and leadership positions (teachers, executive, principals, team leaders etc), training and professional learning for school based and overseas educators (including extended full-time programs), coaching and mentoring. All programs are tailored to specific stakeholder needs across a range of topics. Including, but not limited to, special education, high performing and gifted students, leadership conditions for equity, equity from a global and local perspective, leading for educational change, learning hubs, student agency, parent and community engagement for learning, collaboration, teaching and learning programming, specific curriculum expertise, accessing the curriculum, assessment, equity for excellence, collaboration for learning, professional learning conditions for success, conditions for learning success, and student and staff wellbeing. 

A selection of the case studies presented at our professional learning workshops are avaliable here.

Speakers have included Professor Pasi Sahlberg, Professor Adrian Piccoli, Professor Alma Harris, Associate Professor Tony Loughland, Scientia Professor Andrew Martin, Lila Mularczyk OAM, Dr Simon Breakspear, Andrew Johnson (ACYP), Mark Grant (CEO AITSL), Erin Corbyn,  Sally Egan, Duncan Rintoul, Stacey Quince, John Goh, Tracey Breese, Lee-Ann Saurins, Dr Fiona Wash, Craig Petersen, Mike Saxon, Mark Diamond, Daniel Ho, Lucy Sleiman, Vyja Menghi, Jade Le, Beth Godwin, Shayne Player, Chris Bonnor, Nathan Towney, Susan Close, John Massard, Belinda Conway, Kirt Swanbury, Chris Williams, Daisy Thompson, Karen Miller, Anne VanDartel,  Michelle Hostrup, Ann Caro, Louise Reynolds, Natalie See, Nau Mahe, Tim Lloyd, Belinda Giudice, Amanda Di Capri, Emma Mansfield, Abby Saleh, Karen Graham, Karen Endicott, Julie Fitzsimmons, Paul Sheather, Melinda Haskett,  Janeen Silcock, Ian McCarthy, Samuel Cox, David Silcock,  Monica St Baker, Raisa Cabahug, Rosie Ciacciarelli, Jeff Bruce, Raja Yassine, Kasey Brady, Alan Hope, Stephanie McConnell, Peter Rouse, Abigail Nukuri and more. 

If you are interested in discussing a tailored program or participating in our suite of programs, please contact our Professional Learning Manager, Lila Mularczyk OAM, at l.mularczyk@unsw.edu.au or gonski@unsw.edu.au. Alternatively, Lila can also be contacted via phone on 0417 284 227. 

Postgraduate programs affiliated with the Gonski Institute for Education

Interested in taking your career to the next level? Our postgraduate programs in Educational Leadership offer flexible study options and Commonwealth-Supported Places.

Learn more about the Graduate Certificate or Master of Educational Leadership

Learn more about the Doctor of Education program

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