Adaptive Schools – Leading and Collaborating in Professional Communities

4 Day Program – Over 2 months


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Leading and Collaborating in Professional Communities is for leaders who are committed to creating a culture of true collaboration and inquiry in their workplace. Collaborative inquiry is a key to successfully supporting learning and continuous improvement. This program, also known as Adaptive Schools, is the “how” of professional learning communities: how to behave in groups, how to lead them, and how to facilitate them for improved leading, teaching, and learning.

This program is designed to provide skills development, improved collaboration and increased capacity for teams to reach greater levels of success. Participation in school/work place teams is highly recommended.

Non-DoE Enrolments –

Please complete the attached External – Enrolment – Form  and email the form to

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.


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

4 Day Program – 8.45am – 3.30pm

Enrolments close 19 March 2019

Day 1: Tuesday, 2 April 2019 – Professional Learning Institute, Hobart

Day 2: Wednesday, 3 April 2019 – Professional Learning Institute, Hobart                    

Day 3: Wednesday, 8 May 2019 – The Tramsheds, Launceston

Day 4: Thursday, 9 May 2019 – The Tramsheds, Launceston