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Office of the National Director, NESLI
Global Schools Leadership Alliance
111 SW 5th Avenue, Suite 3150
Portland, Oregon 97204

 

Email: info@nesli.education

Phone: 844 652 5944

Web: www.nesli.education

Office of the National Director, NESLI
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Portland, Oregon 97204

 

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program snapshot

Weekly commitment

30 Minutes

THE PRINCIPALS’ WELLBEING FORUM

Supporting the wellbeing of Australia’s school principals

Program duration

6 months

PARTICIPANT EXPERIENCE

The Principals’ Wellbeing Forum is delivered over a six-month period. Every four weeks, school leaders convene for a highly interactive online conference using NESLI’s eLearning portal.

Participants will form into smaller sub-groups for periodical conversations throughout the program. Additionally, a range of related activities will be available to participants to further support them in their wellbeing journey. Designed specifically for school leaders the Forum is sympathetic to the pressures and responsibility of school leadership and will not require a commitment of more than 2 hours per month.

Peer Learning Sessions
Self-paced Learning Modules

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Standard Enrolment Fee: $795 + GST

PARTICIPANT EXPERIENCE

The Women’s MLP is an integrated development program that focuses on the critical dimensions of effective, collaborative leadership within the schooling context.

The program employs an integrated learning methodology combining expert tuition, peer knowledge sharing, practical workplace application, and guided personal thought and reflection. The program is delivered part-time over five months to ensure participants have time to fully integrate their learning into their everyday practice.

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Developed in response to the excessive stress and duress faced by Australian educators, the Principals’ Wellbeing Forum supports principals to better understand and proactively manage their day to day health and wellbeing so as to be more effective role models within their schools. It is delivered online via a series of interactive discussions and related tasks. The program connects principals across schools and systems and is built around the concept of a supportive community of practice.

OVERVIEW

The importance of School Wellbeing

The opening module connects each participant with Wellbeing as an important aspect of their own lives, and will arouse in them a personal rationale and motivation for managing their wellbeing. It focuses on appreciation and understanding of:

PROGRAM THEMES

  • The importance of health and wellbeing;
  • The relationship between physical and psychological health;
  • The relationship between wellbeing and enjoyment of life;
  • Brain science and what it teaches us about wellbeing;
  • Identifying stress triggers and their psychological and physical manifestations.

In addition, this module provides tools and strategies for: 

  • Identifying stress triggers and their psychological and physical manifestations;
  • Having a realistic sense of one’s own level of wellbeing – how to interpret and learn from the diagnostics;
  • Getting started on developing and maintaining personal wellbeing.​

Self-awareness and self-regulation

This module helps with understanding of stress, triggers and responses. It provides insight and skills for:

  • Identifying stress triggers, stress levels, and how to prevent stress responses;
  • Strategies for coping with and managing stress;
  • The impact of personal stress on others – recognising the markers;
  • The relationship between nutrition, stress tolerance and wellbeing. Managing mood altering foods such as caffeine and alcohol.

In addition, this module provides tools and strategies for: 

  • Managing self-talk
  • Increasing awareness of stressors
  • Managing stress
  • Prioritising work and making choices
  • Maintaining good nutrition.​

Building Resilience

This module helps with understanding of stress, triggers and responses. It provides insight and skills for:

  • Accepting and understanding hard realities;
  • Finding meaning in negative events and situations;
  • Increasing resilience by learning from life events;
  • Sleep science and the impacts of sleep on psychological wellbeing;
  • Building physical and psychological resilience, and how the two are mutually supportive;
  • The benefits of physical activity, nutrition and sleep for maintaining resilience.

In addition, this module provides tools and strategies for: 

  • Re-framing challenging situations and cognitive processing of negative situations;
  • Managing emotions;
  • Achieving the necessary quality and quantity of sleep for physical resilience and wellbeing;
  • Developing resilience rituals;
  • Building healthy sleep habits.​

Healthy body, healthy mind

This module helps with understanding of stress, triggers and responses. It provides insight and skills for:

  • Physical activity and exercise and their relationship to stress and psychological wellbeing; 
  • The various aspects of physical wellbeing – Getting appropriate exercise, reducing risk of disease and physical dysfunction, impact of physical environment (posture, ergonomics, movement, etc.).

In addition, this module provides tools and strategies for: 

  • Identifying physical wellbeing risk areas and how to pro-actively address them;
  • Setting and working towards physical health goals;
  • Partaking in beneficial physical activity within busy lives.​

Relationship and influence

This module helps with understanding of stress, triggers and responses. It provides insight and skills for:

  • Factors that affect social pain and enjoyment;
  • The connection between the quality of relationships and personal wellbeing;
  • Understanding the psychology of functional and dysfunctional relationships;
  • Understanding how our behaviour influences others’ behaviour;
  • Spheres of influence and control.

In addition, this module provides tools and strategies for: 

  • Managing our part in relationships;
  • Increasing the quality of relationships and interactions;
  • Creating change in personal behaviour and influencing others’ behaviour;
  • Using social groups and relationships as an avenue for physical activity.​

Professional and career fulfilment

This module helps with understanding of stress, triggers and responses. It provides insight and skills for:

  • Understanding the factors that lead to fulfilment in work;
  • Understanding career enablers and inhibitors;
  • Recognising when change may be required;
  • The relationship between personal vision and current reality.

In addition, this module provides tools and strategies for: 

  • Identifying and addressing personal fulfilment factors in work;
  • Identifying and addressing career enablers and inhibitors;
  • Considering options for development and change;
  • Finding energy and motivation in pursuit of personal vision.​

Program Learning IntentionS 

Understand the links between social capital and wellbeing.

Explore practical strategies to enhance personal wellbeing.

Understand how to have a meaningful dialogue around wellbeing in your school.

Help increase social capital and inclusion in your school.

Collaborate with other school leaders to discuss wellbeing across the sector.

Find new ways to lead wellbeing conversations with your staff and students.

The forum will provide principals with the following outcomes:

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