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Course Description

The role of a professional learning leader (or its equivalent in your school) is crucial in fostering a culture of continuous learning and growth among staff. The professional learning leader acts as a catalyst for improvement, supporting the professional growth of teachers and staff to enhance student learning outcomes and contribute to the overall success of the school.

This PD will examine the key responsibilities and functions of a professional learning leader in education, and how to discharge these responsibilities effectively, including:

  • Identifying professional development needs

  • Designing and planning professional development programs

  • Facilitating professional learning opportunities

  • Providing coaching and mentoring

  • Supporting implementation and follow-up

  • Staying current with research and best practices

  • Fostering a culture of collaboration and continuous learning

We will also look at the common challenges inherent in the role and how to overcome them, including: 

  • Aligning development with organisational goals

  • Appropriate mix of learning modes

  • Limited resources

  • Overcoming resistance to change

  • Measuring effectiveness

  • Sustaining learning and development culture

  • Managing increasing demands for remote work

Join us to find out how you can be the catalyst to build a strong learning culture in your team.


Professional learning leaders in schools, HR managers and heads of professional practice (or similar roles).

Teaching Standards 

6.2.2 Proficient Level - Engage in Professional Learning - Engage in professional learning and improve practice:  Participate in learning to update knowledge and practice targeted to professional needs and school and/or system priorities

6.4.4 Lead Level -Engage in professional learning - Apply professional learning and improve student learning:  Advocate for, participate in and lead strategies to support high-quality professional learning opportunities for colleagues that focus on improved student learning

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Paul Teys

Paul Teys

Dr Paul Teys began his career in education as a Maths & Physics teacher way back in the 1980s at Fairholme College in Toowoomba, QLD. His leadership journey saw him as a Head of Science, Head of Curriculum, Head of Secondary, Deputy Principal and Principal spanning more than 40 years. He was a principal in four schools and three states over more than 20 years. Now he works in his own consulting business, developing the next generation of leaders and principals.

Paul's thesis for the award of a Doctor of Education was Leading large, P-12, autonomous, independent schools: An Australian case study. His book, So You Want to Be a Principal, is published by Amba Press.

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