The Secondary Academic Leaders Network has formed a new approach this year, which we hope will build leadership capacity and form deeper connections through an inquiry project model of professional learning. The new model is linked to our renewed SALLS purpose statements that were formed in 2018 with a more intentional focus on Growing Deep.
Leveraging strengths of existing networks and relationships
- Existing model of SALLS meetings to become generative to transform leadership and learning across Lutheran learning communities
- Utilize Growing Deep as a framework for professional collaboration
- Meaningful exchange of School and Regional knowledge
- Co-construct a professional inquiry project based on Growing Deep Vocational Practices
- Access expertise of LESNW staff and SALLS members, in relation to relevant vocational practices
Deepen personal and professional connections with colleagues
- Ongoing purposeful collaboration with colleagues and regional staff with a focus on leadership for the emerging future in Lutheran Schools
- Dedicated purposeful networking time
Opening up new possibilities for the future leadership of the system
- Develop a common conceptual understanding of system leadership
Last week saw our first SALLS session at Encounter Lutheran College. What an empowering way to begin 2019 in the centre of Encounter Lutheran College with their students, staff, colleagues and leaders. We were so privileged to hear transformations from Kelvin Grivell (Principal) through his learning lab experience in awareness-based system leadership and Theory U. Kelvin’s authentic sharing was a strong provocation, which together with strong collaborative and co-creative support from the LESNW education team, assisted us to begin our own individual line of inquiry.
We are planning a repeat of the SALLS learning lab session from this first SALLS Session on Friday 22 March at LENSW Office for those who could not make it.
We look forward to the wonderful transformation that will occur across our Middle and Senior Schools in 2019 and hope to keep all those who serve in Lutheran Schools updated.
Sarah Hoff-Zweck and Penny McKenzie
(Co-chairs of SALLS)