De-implementation: Creating the Space to Focus on What Works

PL # 14250

  • Starting on 2 Sep 2024
  • Cancellation permitted until 26 Aug 2024
  • Registration Close : 26 Aug 2024

Delivery Format : In Person

Pricing Normal
For Members $275
For Catholic Members $325
For Non-Members $375
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  • Non-Members


Research shows that the workload of school leaders and teachers has increased over the last two decades (NASSP, LPI). What this means is that leaders and teachers are at risk of being spread too thin and are constantly being reactive rather than proactive. Sound familiar?

In this presentation, international thought eaders Peter DeWitt and Michael Nelson will begin by focusing on developing internal and external self-awareness around participant’s leadership behavior and their initiatives. Participants will learn how to use that self-awareness to declutter ineffective practices, understanding how we got there in the first place, and help participants find a balance between implementation and de-implementation.

By the end of this workshop, participants will be equipped with actionable strategies to improve instructional practices, engage families and communities meaningfully, and leverage technological advances like AI to support their leadership efforts.

Success Criteria

During the learning, you will be able to identify:

  • Actions to develop internal and external self-awareness that help to understand how to find a balance between being proactive and reactive. 
  • The role of technological advances such as AI to help support leadership moves.
  • What de-implementation means and how to engage in de-implementation practices.
  •  How our mindsets force us to contribute to our own workload.
  • What constitutes low value practices.
  • How to declutter formally and informally.
  • What can be replaced or reduced.
  • The process of decluttering and how to get back to finding the joy in teaching, learning and leading. 


More Information


Peter DeWitt

Peter DeWitt

Peter DeWitt is the founder and CEO of the Instructional Leadership Collective. With 11 years of experience as a K-5 teacher and 8 years as a principal, he has been facilitating professional learning globally for the past decade. Peter's work focuses on instructional leadership, collective efficacy, and de-implementation. He is the co-author of "Leading with Intention" and co-host of the "Leaders Coaching Leaders" podcast. Peter's commitment to education extends beyond his professional work, as he actively contributes to creating inclusive opportunities for children and young adults.

Michael Nelson

Michael Nelson

Michael Nelson is a co-facilitator and thought partner at the Instructional Leadership Collective, partnering with Peter DeWitt in coaching, keynotes, and workshops. He has a distinguished career as a principal and superintendent, receiving numerous state and national awards, including the 2019 Superintendent of the Year for Washington State. Michael created the Instructional Leadership Network for the Washington Association of School Administrators and is dedicated to enhancing educational leadership and equity.

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De-implementation: Creating the Space to Focus on What Works

Date / Time

2 Sep 2024 Starts: 08:30 Finishes: 15:30

Delivery Format : In Person

AISWA Training Room Suite 1


Suite 1, 41 Walters Drive
Osborne Park WA 6017

Parking bays are available on Walters Drive (max. fee is $5.00 p/day). To use these bays, you will need to first download the EasyPark App on your phone. When you arrive you can scan the QR code on the parking meter to pay for your parking using the app. Please note that the meters are no longer accepting cash or card payments. Alternatively, public transport is available via train & bus: Joondalup Line – Stop at Glendalough Station. Bus transfers: Bus no. 407, Bus stop: 25350

PL Hours : 7.00

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