We know that your soft skills can make all the difference to your effectiveness as a leader – being able to engage your team, give feedback, develop their capability, and feel confident in your approach to leadership. So, the Australian Secondary Principals Association has partnered with educational leadership coaches from BTS Spark to offer a suite of coaching programs specially designed to develop your soft leadership skills, whether you are a new or established Principal, a Deputy or Assistant Principal or a Head of Department.
The soft skills of leadership shouldn’t be hard
ONE-TO-ONE COACHING SUPPORT
This is learning at its most personal and relevant. You will be matched with a top quality professional coach who is passionate about supporting you to make the changes you want. You can expect them to quickly understand your context and to be someone you can talk to openly about sensitive and difficult issues.
A RESEARCHED COURSE
Each 5-month coaching program is full of insights, strategies and exercises, drawing on the latest leadership research. Online pre-work ahead of each coaching session will help you to apply these insights and tools in your school context. You and your coach will then be able to build on your reflections to get the most from your coaching sessions.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR BUSY PEOPLE
Most school leaders we work with are time-poor. They want professional development that is targeted to their needs and accessible when they need it. They don’t want the disruption and expense of leaving their school to attend a training day. Coaching offers an alternative on-the-job learning experience, where you can schedule coaching sessions at times to suit you and apply your learning immediately on the job.
This program supports newly appointed Principals to make a successful transition into their new school, make sense of their new context and establish themselves with colleagues.
Heads of Department
This program is designed to help heads of department to engage, motivate and involve their teams. It gets to the heart of how you can have most impact in your school by getting the most from your team.