Aspiring School Business Managers Program

Learning Focus
Administration & Management
Start Date
2 May, 2024
Enrol by
9 Apr, 2024
Program Description

The Aspiring School Business Managers Program provides participants with an understanding of the practices that underpin the work of effective School Business Managers (SBMs). The program aims to develop strength-based approaches to building leadership and management capabilities of administrative staff, to introduce participants to basic department finance and budget processes and platforms, and to provide school or corporate experiences for participants to observe the daily-relational demands of the SBM. A strengths-based personal survey contributes to understanding self and others in the context of how to lead and manage others in the workplace.

This program includes 3 short online sessions (2 hours each), up to 4 half-days shadowing an experienced SBM on the job, and one final full-day workshop which is face-to-face.

Program Outcomes

By the end of this program participants will be able to demonstrate their growth in knowledge and skills and will:

  • Gain understanding of self and others (Relationship Awareness Theory)
  • Understand that effective business managers are both leaders and managers
  • Understand the complexity and diversity of the business manager’s role
  • Know how to create and maintain work conditions for self and others using relationship awareness theory approaches
  • Know how to enact leadership and management attributes to build teams, set direction, achieve goals and respond to change initiatives
  • Know how to perform a range of SBM-specific tasks.
Location, Date & Time

4 Day program

The link to the meeting platform will be sent to participants prior to the sessions.

Online Session

  • Day 1 – Thursday 2 May 2024 – 9:30 am – 11:30 am
  • Day 2 – Thursday 16 May 2024 – 9:30 am – 11:30 am
  • Day 3 – Thursday 30 May 2024 – 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Face to Face session 

  • Day 4 – Tuesday 17 September 2024 – Tailrace Centre, Launceston – 9:30 am to 3:30 pm