The day commenced with principal, David Wilksch, sharing his leadership journey and the impact of Awareness Based Systems Leadership in relation to personal and collective leadership and learning.
The group engaged in awareness-based practices, which assisted them to process through the U of Otto Scharmer’s theory U.
The Vocational Practices of Growing Deep and current research focusing on impact of leadership helped to focus the leaders on areas of exploration at their school site.
Through a systems-thinking approach, the participants then identified an area of learning/leading at their school, exploring Current Reality and Preferred Future.
Areas of investigation included learner agency, student leadership, valuing the multi-cultural, multi-faith nature of learning communities, the role of CS in the curriculum, reflection, collaboration, innovation and creativity, literacy program, teacher engagement, home-learning.
The group have decided to continue to collaborate, and take an awareness-based system leadership approach to learning, with Growing Deep as the underlying framework.
Educational Leadership Director