QLD State Conference

This year's Qld State Conference will focus on the professional development of staff, other than teachers, exploring two distinct streams.

The QLD State Conference will take a different focus this year to previous events, as we look at the areas of People and Wellbeing/Pastoral. This event is specifically for the professional development of staff other than teachers.

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2022 Overall Event Theme

The theme for this year’s conference is leadership but this is not, crucially, a traditional event for leaders as defined by title or role. Why? Well, leadership itself is a relationship and as Walter C. Wright reminds us, ‘a relationship in which one person seeks to influence the thoughts, behaviours, beliefs or values of another person’. In schools, like so many other service sector organisations, we are all leaders – whatever our job. We rarely lead things, or particularities, but rather we enter into a vital relationship with people, who guide and shape various aspects of organisational culture and life. (Learn more about this year's theme by watching the 4-minute trailer, below)

So this is a conference for all staff. Thematically stranded, we will explore the leadership of:

  • the pastoral - the development of the whole child across their entire school experience
  • people and culture - how a school best enables and empowers its staff to connect, collaborate and flourish

We will unpack and explore the elements that contribute to organisational and classroom culture. That culture should be managed by design, rather than by default. Intentionally attending to it and nurturing it is vital.

So whether you are a chaplain, facilities manager or school support staff – we have something in this program for you. 

 

Event Information: What's on offer?

This year will see a focus on the professional development of staff other than teachers and will provide two distinct streams:

Pastoral Stream, 11 July 2022

The pastoral stream will have a focus on wellbeing and ideally be suited to school leaders, student wellbeing staff, student services staff, chaplains and staff wellbeing personnel. 

  • Venue: Mueller Christian College 
  • Time: 8:30am to 3pm
  • Cost: $75+GST members  |  $90+GST non-members

There will be a selection of communities of practice available to each attendee, which will form the afternoon session of the event. Each community of practice will engage in a facilitated conversation in the afternoon session led by on eof the panellists from session 2. You will be able to select from one of the following (to facilitate the development of a Chaplains Network, we are asking all Chaplains to select the "Chaplain" community of practice):

  1. Staff Wellbeing
  2. Student Wellbeing
  3. Chaplains
People Stream, 11 July 2022

The people Stream will have a focus on human resources, finance and administration and ideally be suited to school leaders, administrative staff, finance staff, front office staff and other school support personnel.

  • Venue: Mueller Christian College
  • Time: 8:30am to 3pm
  • Cost: $100+GST members  |  $120+GST non-members

There will be a two workshop sessions during this event and you will be able to attend each workshop:

  1. Workshop 1: [email protected] with PeopleBench
  2. Workshop 2: Eyes up: A focus on serving God through your role with Heidi Campbell 

Event Information: Where do I fit?

The pastoral stream will have a focus on wellbeing and ideally be suited to:

  • school leaders,
  • student wellbeing staff,
  • student services staff,
  • chaplains and staff wellbeing personnel.

Please select the pastoral stream, if you find yourself in this category.

The people stream will have a focus on human resources, finance and administration and ideally be suited to:

  • school leaders,
  • administrative staff,
  • finance staff,
  • front office staff,  
  • other school support personnel.

Please select the people stream, if you find yourself in this category.

More information about what is on offer at each stream can be viewed in the section above and further details about each stream is detailed with a brief overview video in the Event Detail sections, below.

Event Detail: Pastoral Stream, 11 July 2022

The pastoral stream will have a focus on wellbeing and ideally be suited to school leaders, student wellbeing staff, student services staff, chaplains and staff wellbeing personnel. 

  • Venue: Mueller Christian College
  • Date: Monday, 11 July 2022
  • Time: 8:30am to 3pm
  • Cost: $75+GST members  |  $90+GST non-members
  • Accommodation available, see section below

There will be a selection of communities of practice available to each attendee, which will form the afternoon session of the event. Each community of practice will engage in a facilitated conversation in the afternoon session led by on eof the panellists from session 2. You will be able to select from one of the following (to facilitate the development of a Chaplains Network, we are asking all Chaplains to select the "Chaplain" community of practice):

  1. Staff Wellbeing
  2. Student Wellbeing
  3. Chaplains

For more information about the Pastoral Stream, check out this quick overview video:

Event Detail: People Stream, 11 July 2022

The people Stream will have a focus on human resources, finance and administration and ideally be suited to school leaders, administrative staff, finance staff, front office staff and other school support personnel.

  • Venue: Mueller College
  • Date: Monday, 11 July 2022
  • Time: 8:30am to 3pm
  • Cost: $100+GST members  |  $120+GST non-members
  • Accommodation available, see section below

There will be two workshop sessions during this event and you will be able to attend each workshop. 

  1. Workshop 1: [email protected] with PeopleBench
  2. Workshop 2: Eyes up: A focus on serving God through your role with Heidi Campbell

For more information about the People Stream, check out this quick overview video:

How to Register

To register for this event, you will need to select from one of the two registration options, below. If you are attending the Pastoral Stream, you will also need to "Add" x1 Community of Practice (COP). Once you have made your Stream selection, you will be able to register for the relevant COP. If you are attending the People Stream, you will automatically be added into each workshop session. 

  1. Pastoral Stream (also add x1 community of practice-COP)
  2. People Stream (workshop sessions will be automatically allocated)

For more information on these streams, see "Event Detail" sections, above.

Once you have registered, you will receive an order confirmation email, outlining the total cost, as well as an event registration confirmation email, containing an 'add to calendar' link for this event. Simply click the 'add to calendar' link and, before saving the calendar item. 

Speakers

Your Host: Andrew Taylor

Andrew Taylor, currently serves as the Executive Officer, Qld and has over 30 years' experience in a range of leadership roles in education and has spent the last 15 years focusing on building capacity in teachers and school leaders. Andrew leads the national portfolio for School Improvement and is an experienced school improvement consultant focusing on building strong foundations that underpin all school activities.

Opening Keynote Speaker: Danielle Strickland (via videolink)

Danielle Strickland is currently based in Toronto, Canada. Her aggressive compassion has served people firsthand in countries all over the world. From establishing Justice Departments for The Salvation Army to launching Global anti-trafficking initiatives, to creating new movements to mobilize people towards transformational living. Danielle trains, advocates, and inspires people to live differently. Danielle is the author of 5 books with her most recent being "The Ultimate Exodus: Finding Freedom From What Enslaves You" and "The Zombie Gospel: The Walking Dead and What it means to be Human." She is host of DJStrickland Podcast, Co-founder of Infinitum, Amplify Peace and Brave Global. Danielle is a mom of 3, wife to @stephencourt and has been affectionately called the "ambassador of fun".

Pastoral Stream Keynote Speaker: Dr. Rob Loe (via videolink)

Rob has been serving as the Executive Officer, VIC/TAS since May 2020. He has a background in teaching, school leadership and research. Rob believes passionately that a Christian school’s ethos cannot be divorced from the outcomes it seeks for its students (which must be more than academic). That ethos should make a deeply positive impact on the day-to-day lived reality of corridors and classrooms. It is the most powerful form of witness from a school. Rob has a national portfolio role that reflects his significant experience and research interests: Organisational Culture and Community Development.

Pastoral Stream Panellist: Dr. Darren Iselin

Darren has extensive leadership experience within Christian education in both Australian and international contexts and has served in a wide range of CEO/executive and senior leadership roles within both K-12 schooling and higher education sectors. He is currently Director of Research and Innovation with Christian Schools Australia (CSA) and also is the Coordinator for the Cardus Education Survey Australia Project. Darren has completed extensive formal study, including doctoral studies through the University of Queensland where his PhD explored “How Principals are cultivating Sustainable School Cultures Within Christian Schools During Changing Times”. Darren’s thesis was awarded the Grassie-Basset prize for best thesis in Educational Administration from The University of Queensland and also won the Research in Educational Leadership Management Award from the Australian Council of Educational Leaders (ACEL).

Pastoral Stream Panellist: Fiona Cran

Fiona Cran serves Caloundra Christian College as their School Counsellor where she is passionate about supporting young people experiencing life’s challenges. She is characterised by a creative application of compassionate counselling skills combined with biblical wisdom to support student’s well-being. Initially a Mental Health Nurse, she has 20 years experience in Youth Ministry during which she obtained an Associate Degree of Theology. Equipping young people with skills and strategies before life’s curve balls appear led to authoring well-being literature and pro-active group work for students. Outside of work she loves being outdoors with family and friends, being creative and travelling.

Pastoral Panellist & People Stream Workshop: Heidi Campbell

Heidi is part of the team at CSA in the role of Staff Relations Support Officer. Heidi provides assistance to member schools in relation to enterprise agreements, staff management and employment related questions. Heidi is appreciative of the hard work undertaken by schools, as employers of Christian staff, to ensure that their experience in the workplace is one reflective of grace.

Pastoral Stream Panellist: Rev. Michael Hands

Michael is a disciple, husband, father, leader, passionate nerd and the Lead Minister of Newlife Family of Churches. Michael is passionate about Jesus and being a part of renewal in and through the Uniting Church through dependency on the gospel of Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit. Michael's first degree was a dual degree in Arts and Education majoring in History and Religion through the University of Queensland. He went on to teach at All Saints Anglican School before stepping into ministry at Newlife. Married to Sarah, they share the delight of parenting Archer (2), Banner (6 months) and a loveable boxer named Maximus.

People Stream Keynote Speaker: Daniel Flynn (via videolink)

Determined and resourceful, Daniel Flynn is the co-founder and managing director of one of Australia’s most successful startups, Thankyou. He co-founded Thankyou at the age of 19, and today 12 years later, Thankyou’s products are stocked by major retailers in Australia, with every product contributing to helping end global poverty. To date, Thankyou has raised over $17 million to impact the lives of people across 22 countries. Daniel is also the author of best-selling book Chapter One, a story that generated $1.4 million in sales in its first month using an unorthodox ‘pay-what-you-want’ model. He is known for his disruptive marketing and has received widespread media coverage for some truly unconventional and highly successful campaigns that led to Thankyou products being stocked by some of Australia’s biggest retailers. Daniel’s achievements as an entrepreneur have also been widely celebrated. In 2014, he was named an honoree in JCI’s Ten Outstanding Young People of the World, and in 2015 Daniel won EY Entrepreneur of the Year (for the Southern Region). In 2016 Daniel was named in the Forbes Asia 30 Under 30 for Social Entrepreneurship. Daniel is known for his ability to tell stories to engage and motivate audiences to realise that they too can make their own ideas a reality.

People Stream Workshop: PeopleBench

PeopleBench emerged over a long journey working with educators on organisational strategy, design and change management in schools and school systems across Australia. In 2019, PeopleBench opened its doors to all schools across Australia. We want to break down silos between schools for more open communication; share insights from across the State, Independent and Catholic environments; and contribute smart analytics to school workforce decision making everywhere. Together, we can transform education by building better school workforces for the benefit of our students.

Accommodation Options

We have been able to secure some special accommodation rates for those who will be travelling from quite a distance. If you would like to take advantage of the accommodation (approx. 30min drive to Mueller College), please see the following options:

Qualify for CPD Hours

This event will attract CPD hours and a certificate of professional learning will be available, on your dashboard following the event, for self-accreditation purposes.

The Pastoral Stream event will address the following AITSL professional teacher and leadership standards:

»  4.1 Support student participation
»  4.2 Manage classroom activities
»  4.3 Manage challenging behaviour
»  4.4 Maintain student safety
»  6.2 Engage in Professional Learning and Improve Practice
»  6.3 Engage with colleagues and improve practice
»  7.1 Meet professional ethics and responsibilities
»  7.2 Comply with legislative, administrative and organisational requirements
»  7.3 Engage with the parents/carers
»  7.4 Engage with professional teaching networks and broader communities

The People Stream event will address the following leadership standards:

»  Developing self and others 
»  Engaging and working with the community

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be made in writing to the Event Organiser. Where registration is charged for an event, no refunds will be issued after 7 days out from the event. Any cancellations made after this date will be charged the full registration fee. 'No Shows' to the event will be charged the full registration fee. 

The event program is subject to change without prior notice.

Registration fees do not include insurance to cover loss of any fees/deposit through cancellation of your participation in the event or through cancellation of the event itself.

A full refund will be issued if the event is cancelled by the organiser (CSA) due to COVID-19 restrictions or any other reasons out of the organisers control.

COVID-safe Information

We are committed to the health and safety of our member community and are following government guidelines regarding the spread of COVID-19.

Contact Tracing: Please ensure you have the relevant contact tracing app for your State to check-in at the venue.

Vaccination Notice: All attendees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Government directive.

Learn more about how we are keeping you safe at CSA events.

Sponsors

    

When
11/07/2022
Where
Mueller College 75 Morris Road Rothwell 4022
Registration is closed.

Program

Pastoral

Description
A community of practice (COP) for those looking after staff wellbeing (eg. HR, School Leaders)
Category
Pastoral
Track
Community of Practice (COP)
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
11/07/2022 1:30 PM
A community of practice (COP) for those looking after student wellbeing (eg. Counsellors, Year Level Coordinators)
Category
Pastoral
Track
Community of Practice (COP)
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
11/07/2022 1:30 PM
A community of practice (COP) for those working in the role of "Chaplain"
Category
Pastoral
Track
Community of Practice (COP)
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
11/07/2022 1:30 PM

People

Description
This workshop will look at how your relience levels stack up in the workplace and is facilitated by PeopleBench.
Category
People
Track
Workshop 1
Time
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
11/07/2022 11:00 AM
This workshop will focus on what it looks like to serve God in your role at school and is presented by Heidi Campbell.
Category
People
Track
Workshop 2
Time
1:15 PM - 2:45 PM
11/07/2022 1:15 PM