Leading and Collaborating in Professional Communities (Adaptive Schools)

Learning Focus
Start Date
1 Sep, 2022
Enrol by
18 Aug, 2022
Program Description

“Collaborative inquiry is the process that supports our Approach to School Improvement.” (DoE 2021)

Developing collaborative cultures amongst staff members is one the most effective ways to provide high quality learning experiences for students.

This interactive four-day workshop will offer practical steps for how to build and lead a collaborative culture within a classroom, team, professional community or whole school whilst also providing the theoretical foundation as to why collaborative cultures are valuable in education settings.

Participation in school/work place teams is highly recommended.

Program Outcomes

In the four days, participants develop:

  • an increased capacity to initiate, develop and sustain high functioning groups
  • new lenses for diagnosing the stages and phases of group development
  • an expanded repertoire of practical facilitation tools
  • understandings of when and how to engage groups in dialogue and discussion, the limitations, forms and values of each
  • skills to move groups beyond consensus to common focus
  • ways to value and use dissension, argument and conflict
  • strategies for keeping group members on track, on topic, energised and resourceful.
Australian Professional Standards


  • Standard 6 – Engage in professional learning
  • Standard 7 – Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community


  • Leading teaching and learning
  • Developing self and others
  • Leading improvement, innovation and change
  • Leading the management of the school
  • Engaging and working with the community
Location, Date & Time

4 Day Statewide Program – 8:45am – 3:30pm

  • Day 1: Thursday 1 September 2022 – Professional Learning Institute – Hobart
  • Day 2:  Friday 2 September 2022– Professional Learning Institute – Hobart
  • Day 3:  Thursday 27 October 2022 –  The Tramsheds –  Launceston
  • Day 4: Friday 28 October 2022 – The Tramsheds –  Launceston