PROFESSOR BRENT DAVIES PROFESSIONAL WORKSHOP/DINNER
Two workshops sponsored by the ISEA, in consultation with ACER-Macquarie, were presented
by Professor Brent Davies, Director of the Centre for Educational Leadership at the
University of Hull, UK, at the Parramatta Leagues Club (23 April) and St Georges
Leagues Club (24 April). Participants were introduced to the principles and practices
of strategic thinking and planning. based on a National College for School Leadership,
UK (NCSL) 2005 research project. The presentation focused on how schools can build
on good short-term school development (improvement) planning and address both the
issues of sustainability and of longer-term capability or capacity building.
The workshops proved to be popular and valuable to ISEA members, principals and teachers.
On the evening 23 May, the ISEA, in conjunction with the Australian Centre for Educational
Studies (ACES) at Macquarie University, conducted a professional dinner at the Macquarie
Staff Club featuring Professor Brent Davies.
Professor Davies's address provided an informative and amusing account of his work
and research into the field of strategic thinking and planning.