Online Modules


Abide – A platform for spiritual growth in Adventist Education

This module highlights the importance of the ‘Abide’ platform within Adventist Education to support and nurture the spiritual journey of every staff member. It explores the importance of leaders to personally abide in Christ, but unpacks our heart to journey alongside all staff within Adventist Education to build a ‘thriving Christ-centred learning community’. It is our prayer that ‘Abide’ assists you and your staff to authentically grow, live, and share, your personal faith. This module unpacks 4 key areas: The purpose of Abide, The various elements of Abide, Embedding Abide within your school context, The Abide resources.

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The Ultimate Purpose of Adventist Education

This module highlights the importance of understanding ‘Our Purpose’ within the context of Adventist Education. Defining the purpose of why we run Adventist schools is essential. Mission drift occurs as a consequence of losing sight of the essential elements of our guiding philosophical foundations. It is evident that from the inception of Adventist education in Australia the desire was to conduct schools that focus on revealing Jesus and serving the mission of the Church.

The module is designed to engage participants in considering carefully the Purpose, Vision and Mission of their Adventist school through a range of dialogue and reflective questions.

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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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