• Leadership

Leading the team not just the people: Team leadership for middle leaders

PL # 12474.


Starting on 8 Jun 2020
Cancellation permitted until 01/06/2020
For Members$400
For Catholic Members$450
For Non-Members$500
Registration Close Date 2/06/2020
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Registrations open to

  • AISWA Member Schools (non-CEO)
  • Catholic Member Schools
  • Non-Members


“Ultimately leadership is not about glorious crowning acts.  It’s about keeping your team focused on a goal and motivated to do their best to achieve it, especially when the stakes are high and the consequences really matter.  It is about laying the groundwork for others’ success, and then standing back and letting them shine.” Chris Hadfield
Middle leaders are the essential leaders of learning in twenty-first century schools and are increasingly recognised as such.  To know and understand the poetry of Judith Wright is one thing; to influence a peer, to hold colleagues to account, to develop the capacity of others or to build and lead a team rather than just a working group is another, and is the real challenge.  Middle leaders need the skills and confidence to lead their teams because the team is where the change happens.
This workshop is designed for new and experienced middle leaders; the aim is to develop an understanding of the characteristics of a great team and the leader’s role in enabling the team’s high performance.  We will use research from leading writers such as Jon Katzenbach, Patrick Lencioni and Ruth Wageman as anchors for our thinking.  And then, in a very practical way, we will address key questions such as:
  • What is a team?
  • Who is on your team and why?
  • What does your team do?
  • How does the team do its work?
  • How does the team manage the edges?
  • What is the role of the team leader?

More Information


Charlotte Rendle-Short

Educational Consultant

Charlotte Rendle-Short

Charlotte has extensive educational leadership experience in Australia and the UK as a senior executive and prior to that as a secondary teacher and Principal.  During her career she has been Head of Senior School at Geelong Grammar and Deputy Chief Executive & Managing Director (Independent Schools) with United Learning in the UK.

The key focus of her work is to enable schools to grow and flourish in response to the challenges of continuous improvement. Her current work includes coaching Principals and leadership teams; delivering workshops and professional learning; supporting Principals and governing bodies in their strategic planning and policy development.  Charlotte’s special interests are in governance, school culture and organisational structures.

Charlotte’s life-long passion is to increase the strategic impact that effective school leadership has in raising the achievement of all children and young people.


Event Segment

Date / Time

Starts: 08:30
Finishes: 15:30


76 Birkdale Street
Floreat WA 6014

Learning Area

  • Leadership

School Area

  • Early Childhood (PK - 2)
  • Middle Primary (3-6)
  • Secondary (7-10)
  • Leadership

Event Contact

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