• Leadership

Stretching at Your Edges: Growing (Up) at Work - Deferred until Further Notice

PL # 13293.
Starting on 11 Apr 2022
Cancellation permitted until 07 Apr 2022

Event registrations closed on 07 Apr 2022

Delivery Format : In Person

Event registration is Closed


Come and join your colleagues in a deep dive into the most complex aspect of leadership – leading the people. It seems in the current environment that at a time when research is saying the way teachers work together to build efficacy is as important as the work they do, COVID, the VUCA environment and generational trends are resulting in many finding it more difficult to come together, to work as a team, and in some instances even to get along with others. So, how to lead so that others thrive, that’s what this workshop with international author and speaker Jennifer Abrams and AISWA’s Nicola Davidson will focus on.
This is a jointly presented workshop with Jennifer zooming in and with Nicola and yourselves in the room. The workshop is based on Jennifer Abrams' new book, Stretching Your Learning Edges: Growing (Up) at Work, participants will explore five facets for development based on a foundation of adult development theory.
Offering practical strategies and tools, this workshop responds to the question: What can we do to be bigger and better versions of ourselves as collaborative team members and as leaders? This high engagement experience will include ways to identify your own learning edges using guiding questions, developmental continuums, self-assessments and exercises for each of the five facets. Ample time will be provided for setting goals, creating growth plans, implementing new learning and considering next steps for yourself and your team/school
Participants will learn to:
  • understand themselves and others through the lens of identity
  • suspend certainty and think with greater complexity and openness
  • take increased responsibility for their language and communications
  • engage with reciprocity and live ‘out loud’ the belief of mutual respect for all
  • build resiliency and work on emotional health
At this moment in time, it is critically important that we strive to develop ourselves, not just as educators, but as human beings.


Jennifer Abrams

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.


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Date / Time

11 Apr 2022
Starts: 08:45
Finishes: 16:00

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. https://bit.ly/3R63Ndg 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 : 6.50

Learning Area

  • Leadership

School Area

  • Leadership