National Excellence in
School Leadership Initiative
Supporting the development of exceptional school leaders across all sectors and systems
With seventy percent of Australia’s 10,000 school principals reaching retirement age over the next five years, Australia is on the cusp of an unprecedented generational shift in school leadership. NESLI represents a unique, cross-sectoral response to the challenges and opportunities presented by this radical change.
The National Excellence in School Leadership Initiative (NESLI) is a collaborative arrangement bringing together an unprecedented array of stakeholders with a common commitment around developing exceptional school leaders.
Through the provision of global best practice in leadership development, NESLI targets the immediate need to equip Australian teachers – across all divides – with the skills, knowledge and confidence to overcome the complex leadership challenges in today’s school environment.
In conjunction with many of Australia’s most respected educational institutions, NESLI is creating a new national standard in school leadership. Over the coming years, NESLI will enable educational leaders across the country to benefit from world standard leadership development and gain access to an exclusive national network of school leaders.
Creating a new global standard in the development of school leaders
Combining the very best leadership pedagogy from the corporate sector with an informed understanding of the contemporary school environment, NESLI programs are designed to equip school leaders with the insights, skills and confidence to accelerate their own development as they simultaneously strengthen the performance of those around them.
Utilising the latest developments in online and blended learning technologies, NESLI programs marry the best of connected dialogic learning with easy to use and highly accessible online environments. Representing a powerful platform to positively impact classroom learning all NESLI programs are informed and guided by actual participant experience ensuring that student learning and educational enhancement remain top of mind.
NESLI short courses are designed to provide intensive skills development tailored to the needs of Australian teachers and school leaders.
The National Excellence in School Leadership Initiative (NESLI) is a collaborative arrangement bringing together an unprecedented array of stakeholders with a common commitment around developing exceptional schools through exceptional school leaders. NESLI sits at the head of an impressive group of stakeholder organisations spanning government, academia and private industry. This unique partnership arrangement is further strengthened by a number of unique cross-sectoral relationships and ongoing communication with thousands of Australian schools. NESLI wishes to acknowledge the tremendous ongoing support it receives from its many stakeholders and advocates across the country.
A national alliance motivated to provide the highest
standards in school leadership education