• Duration
    9 months
  • Location
  • Mode
  • Fees
    Fully Subsidised

Connect with a network of like-minded peers and enhance your adaptive leadership capability.

Connect: Assistant Principal will develop your adaptive leadership expertise and skills so you can respond to a variety of situations and effectively solve complex problems of practice.

You will learn how you can meet the diverse demands of your role while improving teaching, learning and wellbeing in your school.

You will also explore how to effectively partner and engage with your local community to support students’ learning and wellbeing.

The program is designed to ensure you can transfer and apply your learning in your school effectively and efficiently over the period of the program and beyond.


Designed for assistant principals in Victorian government schools.


Designed and delivered in collaboration with the University of New England.

Over 9 months you are expected to engage in and contribute to:

  • virtual workshops (eight, 2-hour sessions)
  • self-directed learning (up to 16 hours of preparation)
  • facilitated learning sessions (four, 1-hour sessions)
  • a school-based adaptive leadership challenge.
  • symposium (half-day)

The total commitment is approximately 50 hours of learning.

Self-directed learning activities allow you to engage with your learning at a time and place of your choosing.

The school-based adaptive leadership challenge is an opportunity to apply your learning in your school and develop your adaptive leadership expertise.

Facilitated learning sessions are an opportunity to connect with a small group of peers to discuss the progress of your workplace leadership challenge and work collaboratively to support each other.

At the end of the program, you will have the opportunity to present the outcome of the adaptive leadership challenge at a whole cohort symposium and submit a reflection on your personal development.

You will gain knowledge and understanding to:

  • grow your leadership capability to influence student outcomes
  • enhance your ability to support your colleagues with strong, yet empathetic leadership
  • develop adaptive expertise as an educational leader 
  • lead positive change within your school
  • network with a range of peers
  • partner with the community to support wellbeing of students.
Last updated 10 February 2023