• Duration
    6 months
  • Location
  • Mode
  • Fees
    $990.00 Co-contribution

Feel confident and capable in your role as a middle leader. 

The Create: Middle Leaders program equips you with the confidence and capabilities necessary to influence and lead improvement in classroom and pedagogical practices in your school. 

You will develop the skills to effectively lead teams to support improved student achievement, engagement and wellbeing.   


Designed for Victorian government school middle leaders, including:

  • teacher leaders
  • leading teachers
  • learning specialists
  • middle years literacy and numeracy specialists
  • literacy and numeracy leaders
  • curriculum coordinators.


Facilitated by Dani Vasiliades, Glenn Solomons and Kerrin Smith from Education Changemakers.

Over 6 months, you are expected to engage in and contribute to:

  • virtual workshops (5 full days)
  • weekly self-directed learning (16 hours)
  • a triad peer learning group (8 hours)
  • a school improvement project.

Virtual workshops

Virtual workshops are delivered over 5 full days.

You will engage in a variety of synchronous learning activities alongside the whole group and in smaller groups. The goal of all workshops is to grow your capacity as a middle leader with explicit leadership training and support, in addition to developing your understanding and application of change leadership through the implementation of a school-based improvement initiative.

Self-directed learning

Self-directed learning activities in your own time (approximately 16 hours) include:

  • engaging with readings and other online material to build your leadership capacity
  • sharing insights and ideas with colleagues on discussion boards
  • meeting with your in-school colleague for structured and supported meetings regarding the implementation of your change initiative
  • reviewing the learning from synchronous workshops.

Triad peer learning group

You will meet with 2 other participants aligned in role and/or change leadership initiatives to support each other’s learning and implementation between workshops.

You will develop the knowledge and understanding to:

  • reflect on your leadership approach and role to identify dispositions, strategies and resources that can help you be more impactful
  • increase your capacity to strategically support colleagues and teams to work more effectively and extend your ability to cultivate relational trust
  • participate in the development of professional learning community to sustain and extend your practice and wellbeing
  • identify and critically engage with emerging research, professional networks, resources and strategies to improve your leadership practice
  • further your capacity to lead a school-based change endeavour through analysis, research, planning, assessment, improvement and reflection.

The course fees are significantly subsidised by the Department of Education and Training.

Co-contribution: $900 (incl. GST) for each Victorian government school participant.

See Fees and financial support for more information.

Last updated 21 September 2022