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.

Almost 1 in 2 women teachers experience discrimination at their school

Important survey points to widespread biases, boys club culture and bullying.

The pathway to the ‘sweet spot’

A participant in NESLI’s Advanced Leadership Program shares her thoughts on integrity, authenticity and communication as a female educator.

EQ vs IQ: Clash of the Titans

Are EQ and IQ destined to be at war? Darwin-based education leader Paul Drewitt investigates.



Welcome all,

2016 is already shaping up to be a huge and exciting year in the educational leadership development space. The NESLI initiative has grown dramatically in the last twelve months and demand from schools across the country shows no sign of abating anytime soon. As more and more school leaders at all levels come together to learn about best practice leadership, I am both honoured and proud to be a part of this growing movement.

My experience as a NESLI facilitator in 2015 was certainly eye opening and gave me sufficient insight into the quality of NESLI programs, and how much they are valued by participants across the country. On the strength of that understanding, when key members of NESLI approached me with an offer to take the reins as the Head of School, I made a radical change to my career; relinquishing my position as a secondary school principal and joining the team full-time.

The prospect of being part of actively supporting the continuing professional growth of educational leaders across the country is an exciting privilege.

Stay in touch to keep up-to-date with all things NESLI in 2016.

Best wishes to you for the new school year!


Dr Greg Morgan
Head of School

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