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.


Succeeding in School Leadership 2016 competition winners

A huge thank you to all who registered for our Succeeding in School Leadership 2016 competition.

We carefully considered all answers to the question: What does effective leadership mean to you, and why is it so important in schools today?

Our winning entries

Major prize winner
Our major prize is a five participant leadership experience to Succeeding in School Leadership 2016.

Julia Andriske “Effective leadership means having exceptional communication skills and the ability to seek and use feedback from all stakeholders to ensure the best outcomes. Effective leadership is vital to schools today if they are to maintain the positive traditions of a school whilst striving to stay up-to-date with emerging ideas and technology.”

Runners up
Each runner-up will receive a complimentary ticket to Succeeding in School Leadership 2016.

Cliff Powys “Effective leadership is the difference between knowing and hoping. It’s important that schools don't just hope that something will go right.  Instead, they know and believe it will because they planned and prepared for it together through strong educational leadership.”

Drew Mayhills “To me, effective leadership is the art and science of transforming a vision into reality. Effective leadership in schools is of the utmost importance if we are to realise a responsive, holistic and empowering educational system which enables young people from all walks of life to become lifelong learners, in order to meet the challenges of tomorrow.”

Stuart Taylor “Effective leadership is built from a relationship of deep trust and high levels of respect. It harnesses a collective vision for a better future and focuses energy and resources to achieve goals. Effective leadership is in constant celebration of the achieved milestones. Effective leadership disseminates the ownership of monitoring and encouraging amongst all the team. It develops a broad ownership of the professional practice of the school. That’s why it is so important.”

What is Succeeding in School Leadership 2016?

Succeeding in School Leadership is a leadership experience like no other. A ten day, international event, delivered live online. Through its unique immersive online platform, Succeeding in School Leadership 2016 offers a powerful and highly accessible learning opportunity for school leaders seeking to enhance their leadership knowledge and capacity.

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