NESLI’s programs recognised as pathway to postgraduate study for school leaders in USA

Australian education provider signs significant agreement with American university.

Associate Professor Janet Smith

Director of Associates, Paul Larkin awarded Dean's and ACEL awards

NESLI Head of School and Director of Associates, Paul Larkin has just been awarded both the Dean’s and ACEL awards as part of his graduation in the Master of Leadership in Organisational Learning. Paul was awarded the Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence from Monash University for his academic excellence, which recognised the fact that Paul was the top graduating student in 2017. Along with getting the highest score in his class throughout the program, Paul was also awarded the Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL) award, which is presented to the top graduating student across Monash’s leadership courses within the Faculty of Education.Victorian Branch ACEL President Coralee Pratt presented Paul with the awards at a ceremony dinner. Massive congratulations to Paul for his hard work and dedication in achieving such great academic results, matched only by the rave reviews he regularly receives from our clients (both individual and organisational). Connect with Paul on LinkedIn and get in touch with us if you want to find out how Paul can help you and your school in it's approach to leadership.

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Dr Greg Morgan's perspective

Hello all,

This month we announced NESLI's partnership with Monash University, which you can read about further here. We are also almost halfway through Succeeding in School Leadership 2016, which has so far been incredible. 

When I came on board at the start of the year, I was touched by the frequent feedback we heard (and continue to hear) from participants about the impact our programs have on their practice. As you know, these programs offer a compilation of contemporary theory and research packaged in a way that offers immediate practical benefit.

One common ‘message’ is that the new insights learned by participants influence them beyond improved success in their professional roles, to the point of sometimes being transformational in their life.

I recall one teacher in a webinar who had been sitting quietly throughout, speaking towards the end about how the course was influencing her way beyond her expectations. The things she was learning were improving her relationships and interactions in all spheres of her life. She spoke of a new-found confidence in her capacity to interact effectively with everyone she encounters.

I think the key reason for these stories is the focus NESLI programs have on the ‘who’ of leadership. We bring participants face-to-face with who they are as people and allow them to build genuine, trusting, accountable relationships with others. There is a huge emphasis on continuing iterations of deep reflection and refining of practice.

With educational leadership, it is so important to be clear about your personal vision and core values. Learning to look at yourself honestly, rigorously and critically releases your leadership potential and the ability to keep growing.  

NESLI courses bring participants face-to-face with who they are as people and allow them to build genuine, trusting, accountable relationships with others. Where are you currently on your leadership pathway? What is the story of how you came to this point? What has been a critical ‘Aha!’ moment in your leadership development so far?

Please take a moment to email me your story at


Dr Greg Morgan
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