Preparing to Lead Change – Trauma Informed Practice in Schools program

Learning Focus
Inclusion and Diversity
Start Date
25 Oct, 2022
Enrol by
18 Oct, 2022
Program Description

This is an online workshop for Principals and School Leaders to support their school planning for 2023.

It is part of the Trauma Informed Practice in School professional learning program, developed by the Australian Childhood Foundation and the University of Tasmania for the Department of Education, Tasmania.

This workshop will provide an introduction to the neuroscience of leadership, which uses brain based knowledge and strategies for improving leadership; self-awareness; stress reduction and motivation. This workshop will also support school leaders to plan for implementing a whole-of-school trauma informed approach, and explore how integrating trauma-informed strategies can strengthen other priority areas.

In preparation for this workshop, it is recommended that participants have completed the Trauma Informed Practice in Schools self-paced online modules:

Program Outcomes

Through this training, participants will gain an understanding of the neuroscience of leadership activities: how leaders make decisions and solve problems, regulate their own emotions, collaborate with others; how to facilitate effective change and understand followship.

This workshop will provide participants with the foundational knowledge to plan for change, and incorporate actions and strategies to implement trauma informed practices into their whole-school planning.

There will be opportunities for leaders to undertake training in 2023 that further explores the neuroscience of leadership

Australian Professional Standards


  • Standard 1 – Know students and how they learn
  • Standard 3 – Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
  • Standard 4 – Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments
  • 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

These 1.5 hour sessions will be delivered online.

Online Session

  • Tuesday 25 October 2022 – 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 26 October 2022 (Repeated)  – 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Thursday 27 October 2022 (Repeated) – 9:00 am – 10:30 am

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