International Leadership Programs for Educators

Experience in personal and professional welfare support, mentoring and coaching.

International Peer-shadowing Program

In this popular short-term (4-week) program you are matched with an international colleague (in a similar role) from Canada (various locations), England (various locations), Ireland, Scotland or USA (Alabama).

Phase 1

For approximately two weeks In July/August your international partner is billeted in your home and hosted in your school

During that time you are both involved in a professional development program; a social program; and your international partner will be undertaking a professional action-learning project

Phase 2

You travel overseas during our Term 3 holidays (your partner's school is in operation) to be billeted and hosted by your international partner for 2 weeks

During that time you are both involved in a professional development program; a social program; and you will be involved in an action-learning project of your choice

Target Audience: This program is available to principals, deputy-principals, school education directors and non-school-based personnel (whenever a suitable match is located).

International Study Tours Program

This program will appeal to educators who enjoy travelling; who enjoy meeting educational leadership colleagues in various parts of the world; who like to see first hand what is happening globally in education; and who wish to take two weeks out of their busy work schedule.

Partipants will:

  • Visit different international educational settings to explore educational leadership in various jurisdictions.
  • Meet and engage with the leading international experts in educational leadership.
  • Will have the opportunity to social and tourist activities in various international locations.

Further information is available from LEAP Directors Suzanne Lazenby (02) 4889 8696 and Warren Marks (02) 4889 8696

Program Evaluation

See how LEAP has already impacted other educational leaders professional.

It opened me up to the world of education. Having the opportunity to go and live with another educator and virtually live and breath education was amazing! Having them come into our home and to be able to share with them our beliefs, values and visions for my school was highly reaffirming for me as a principal.
Pam Grosse, Primary Principal
The LEAP experience was an excellent opportunity to meet principals from both Australia and overseas who were equally keen to learn about cutting edge educational systems which are making real gains in student outcomes. The program is ideally timed so that it has minimum interruption to school times. It was the experience of a life-time and a wonderful opportunity to make new life-long friends.
Kerry Barker, Principal, Sturt Public School
LEAP was the best professional learning I have undertaken to support my leadership of a school at a time of change. The professional dialogue and learning were invaluable and were directly applicable to my role. LEAP was a great experience which I would recommend to all school leaders.
Marianne Siokos, Principal, Woolooware High School
The inclusion in the LEAP program allowed me the opportunity to engage in a deep level of professional learning which I was able to personalize to suit my own interests and expertise. The opportunity to look beyond our system and learn from colleagues in a completely different system (Ontario) was incredibly powerful and inspired my interest in professional reading and further action research.
Jennifer Parke, Primary Principal

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