Program

Day 1 August 29

9:00am - 9:10am
Welcome to Country
Welcome to Conference
 
9:10am - 9:25am
Opening
Cathy Brennan
Executive Director School Performance, NSW Department of Education
 
9:25am - 10:20am
Keynote: Third Generation Coaching
Prof. Anthony Grant
Director Coaching Psychology Unit, University of Sydney
 
10:20am - 10:50am
Morning break and
Coaching drop-in sessions
 
10:50am – 12:00pm
Concurrent session 1
Stories from the field

A ‘subtle’ way of creating a coaching culture in the community
Suzy Taplin and Amanda Stewart, English Faculty and Coaching Project leaders, Ulladulla High School, NSW

20 Coaches and Growing – Coaching and Mentoring through Clarity, Consistency and Celebration!
Katie Bailey, Head of Curriculum and Coaching & Mentoring Coordinator, Indooroopilly State High School Brisbane, Queensland
Introduction to Coaching
Penny Verdich, GCI Lead Consultant NSW
This workshop will introduce you to the fundamentals of coaching in particular the GROWTH model, key coaching skills and the coaching way of being.
Instructional Coaching: An Introduction
Chris Munro, Director GCI
This workshop will explore the key features of Instructional Coaching alongside other forms of coaching and support.

Solution-Focused Strategy Canvas
Jason Pascoe, Director GCI
The Strategy Canvas process brings a Solution Focused, team approach to team strategy development and goal setting.
Advanced Coaching Practice
Professor Christian van Nieuwerburgh, Executive Director GCI
Taking your coaching up a notch or two is possible. This session identifies specific skill areas that experienced coaches bring to the way they work.
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lunch
 
1:00pm - 2:10pm
Concurrent session 2
Stories from the field

Implementing school-wide teacher coaching programmes: A journey from theory into practice
Dr Paul Bennett, Head of School, Howick College, Auckland, NZ

The Palemeno Effect: A Distinctly Different Approach to Coaching
Elle Smith, Senior Learning Coach, St Andrews Cathedral School
Leaders Coaching Leaders: Leaders putting coaching skills to use
Di Henning, Senior Consultant, Coach Development and Support GCI
This workshop will provide an interactive introduction to a new GCI Program, Leaders Coaching Leaders. It will give you the opportunity to engage in a reciprocal coaching partnership to explore performance and seek feedback.
Using Video to Improve Teaching Practice
Dr Jim Knight. Senior Partner, Instructional Coaching Group
Video provides a great way to introduce feedback into coaching interactions in a way that helps enhance the implementation enhanced teaching practices. There are some aspects to consider in order to implement this well.
Coaching and Parents: New insights and changing the game plan
Linda McNeil, Director McNeil Consulting
The focus on parents and community engagement is crucial in education. This workshop will explore some research and practical examples of how to include parents in creating a coaching culture.
Students Coaching Students
Dr Nicky Knight. Managing Director, GCI New Zealand
Claudia Owad, Director GCI

This workshop will highlight the importance of empowering and engaging students to support each other through the skills and application of peer coaching. Particular examples of this program is being implemented across both Australia and New Zealand. Particular examples of this program are being implemented across both Australia and New Zealand.
2:20pm - 3:30pm
Concurrent session 3
Stories from the field

Coaching at a System Level
Karen Endicott, Director, Educational Leadership, St Andrews Network

Lyndhurst Learning Culture: Embedding Inquiry with a Coaching Approach
Greg Lacey, Principal and Nicky Walker, Assistant Principal, Lyndhurst Primary School, Victoria
Creating Conditions for Coaching to Flourish
Judy Cooper, Principal, Nexus International School Singapore
Fiona Lewis, Deputy Head of School - Teaching and Learning, Nexus International School Singapore

A look at how to influence broader school environment in support of coaching.
Mentoring for New Teachers
Professor Rachel Lofthouse, Professor of Teacher Education, Carnegie School of Education, Leeds Beckett University
Exploring what contributes to successful mentoring programs for new teachers.
Integrating Positive Psychology and Coaching
Claudia Owad. Director GCI
This workshop explores both the theoretical and practical underpinnings of Positive Psychology and Coaching and how the integration of the two complimentary disciplines can create a sustainable platform for engagement and wellbeing.
Coaching for Beginning Principals: Coaching for your first 100 days
Ben Calleja. Director GCI WA, SA and NT
This session explores the importance of coaching and development programs for beginning principals and the difference coaching can bring to this transition.
3:30pm - 4:00pm
Afternoon break and
Coaching drop-in sessions
 
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Keynote: Using the Impact Cycle to Improve Teaching Practice
Dr Jim Knight
Senior Partner, Instructional Coaching Group and Research Associate, University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning


5.00pm - 6.00pm
Drinks and nibbles
 
Day 2 August 30

8:30am
Reflections - Setting the Scene
 
8:40am - 9.20am
Keynote: A Spectrum of Professional Learning, from Mentoring to Coaching
Professor Rachel Lofthouse
Professor of Teacher Education, Carnegie School of Education Leeds Beckett University, UK
Professor Christian van Nieuwerburgh
Executive Director, Growth Coaching International
9:20am - 10:00am
Keynote: Key Coaching Concepts from the Perspective of a Pracademic
Dr. Deborah Netolicky
Dean of Research and Pedagogy, Wesley College, Perth, WA, Australia


10:00am - 10:30am
Morning break and
Coaching drop-in sessions
 
10:30pm - 11:40am
Concurrent session 4
Stories from the field

A Whole School Coaching Approach
Greg Elliott, Principal, Caroline Chisholm College, NSW

Coaching: Making a Difference in a Remote Environment
Darryll Kinnane, Principal, Maningrida College, Arnhem Land, NT
Enhancing Student Wellbeing
Anne Lingafelter, Learning Solutions Consultant & Australia Education Practice Lead, Gallup
Based on the 2019 Gallup Student Poll data, this workshop will explore the results and the impact on Student Wellbeing.
A live demonstration of Advanced Coaching: The power of building on what works
Annette Gray, Consultant GCI
An experiential workshop where you will both observe and practice coaching
Applying a Cultural Lens to Coaching
Dr Deanna Johnston, Dr Kay Hawk, Roween Higgie, Jan Hill and Dr Nicky Knight
The Education Group, New Zealand

A presentation describing the interesting and complex journey of bi-cultural approach to coaching. How connections between culture and language are drawn upon to form a mutual understanding in coaching partnerships within schools.
Implementing Coaching across a School
Dr Ray Swann, Deputy Headmaster, Brighton Grammar Victoria
Mark Dowley, Brighton Grammar Victoria
Chris Munro, Director GCI

This session will explore the strategy, implementation and outcomes of a coaching program over six years. There will also me examples and samples of data and work.

11:40am - 12:00pm
Book Signings
 
12:00pm - 1.00pm
Lunch
 
1.00pm - 1.45pm
Panel Discussion
Dr Jim Knight
Senior Partner, Instructional Coaching Group and Research Associate, University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning
Professor Rachel Lofthouse
Professor of Teacher Education, Carnegie School of Education Leeds Beckett University, UK
John Campbell
Founding Director, Growth Coaching International
 
1:45pm - 2:45pm
Concluding Keynote: Courage in Education
Dr Jim Knight
Senior Partner, Instructional Coaching Group and Research Associate, University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning


2:45pm - 3:00pm
Plenary Activity
3:00pm
Conference Close