Online Modules

Each modules take approximately 45 minutes to complete.  There are short quizzes associated with the modules but don’t worry, the modules aren’t graded.

Financial Literacy for School Leaders

This module examines key accounting concepts necessary for a school leader to understand. It begins by looking at types of financial statements (Profit and Loss, Balance Sheet, Statement of Cashflow, Statement of Changes in Equity). You will be guided through how to use tools to analyse these financial statements. The module concludes with a look at how to create and use budgets.

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How do I run effective meetings? 

This module highlights the key factors that make meetings an effective use of your time. It begins by looking at the purpose of meetings and then some features of effective meetings. You will then be taken through the three key components to making a meeting effective, starting with what goes into preparing an effective meeting. Next is your participation as a member, chair and/or secretary, and the behaviours and actions that make meetings a success. Finally, it looks at what happens after the meeting that ensures follow-through and satisfaction of a job well done.

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How do I deal with conflict as a leader? 

This module looks at four situations that, for leaders in an educational environment, could lead to conflict. These are: difficult conversations, mediations, meetings and interactions with parents. Participants will be given a range of strategies for dealing with each of these situations in such a way that conflict is unnecessary. Then, drawing on contemporary neuroscience we will look at a framework to assist in dealing with any situation which has conflict potential.

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How do I bring emotional intelligence into my leadership?

This module draws on the Genos International model to define and introduce emotional intelligence and why it is important. Participants will then be taken through the six aspects of emotional intelligence, explaining what each looks like when practised well and when not practised well. Participants will also be given the opportunity to self-assess which aspects they are stronger in, which ones they might like to develop further in, and how they might go about this.

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