• Leadership

2021 Women in Leadership Network Meeting - No. 1

PL # 12995.
Starting on 3 Mar 2021
Cancellation permitted until 03/03/2021

Event registrations closed on 3/03/2021

Description

We should always have three friends in our lives - one who walks ahead who we look up to and follow;  one who walks beside us, who is with us every step of our journey;  and then, who we reach back for and bring along after we've cleared the way.  Michelle Obama
 
The network invites you to come and play all of these roles.
The afternoon network meetings are for anyone interested in gender equality and the role of women in educational leadership. The meetings are held at various member schools across the metropolitan area each term. The meetings usually allow for networking from 4.00pm to 5.00pm with nibbles and a glass of bubbles followed by a speaker from 5.00pm to 5.30pm.
 
 
Networking Meeting 1 - Guest speaker:  Jennifer Abrams (international thought leader and author)
 
Open to network members and their invited guests.
 
‘In addressing this issue, some valuable lessons about women in leadership can be learned from the experience of business and other sectors, however, the unique context in education, of a lack of female principals in a predominantly female workforce, require exploration. This needs to be undertaken urgently, as Australia faces a major challenge in identifying and developing the next generation of school leaders, I believe that a strategic and cohesive national approach is required to meet that challenge and the women in our teacher workforce have a crucial role to play.’  Barbara Watterston (2010, p11)
 
 

Presenters

Jennifer Abrams

Jennifer Abrams is an international educational and communications consultant for public and independent schools, universities and non-profits. Jennifer trains and coaches teachers, administrators and others on new teacher/employee support, having hard conversations, collaboration skills and being your best adult self at work.

In her over two decades at Palo Alto Unified School District (Palo Alto, CA, USA), Jennifer was a high school English teacher, new teacher coach, and professional development facilitator. She left PAUSD in 2012 to start her full time communications consultancy in which she works with schools and organizations across the globe.

Jennifer presents at annual North American-based conferences such as Learning Forward, ASCD, NASSP, NAESP, AMLE, ISACS and the New Teacher Center Annual Symposium among others.  Internationally, she facilitated with the Teachers’ and Principals’ Centers for International School Leadership (TTC and PTC) and presents with EARCOS, NESA, ECIS, AISA, AASSA, CEESA and Tri-Association, and consults with schools across Asia, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil and Canada.

Jennifer’s publications include Having Hard Conversations, The Multigenerational Workplace: Communicating, Collaborating & Creating Community and Hard Conversations Unpacked – the Whos, the Whens and the What Ifs, Swimming in the Deep End: Four Foundational Skills for Leading Successful School Initiatives, and her upcoming book, Stretching Your Learning Edge: Growing (Up) at Work, will be out in April of 2021.

Jennifer has been recognized as one of “21 Women All K-12 Educators Need to Know” by Education Week’s ‘Finding Common Ground’ blog. She considers herself a “voice coach,” helping others learn how to best use their voices – be it collaborating on a team, presenting in front of a group, coaching a colleague, supervising an employee. Jennifer can be reached at jennifer@jenniferabrams.com, www.jenniferabrams.com, and on Twitter @jenniferabrams.

 

Segments

Event Segment

Date / Time

3/03/2021
Starts: 16:00
Finishes: 18:00

Address

AISWA Training Room Suite 1
Suite 1, 41 Walters Drive
Osborne Park WA 6017
Australia

Parking

Parking bays are available on Walters Drive (max. fee is $5.00 p/day). Alternatively, public transport is available via train & bus: Joondalup Line – Stop at Glendalough Station. Bus transfers: Bus no. 407, Bus stop: 25350

Learning Area

  • Leadership

School Area

  • Leadership

Event Contact

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