Women as Educational Leaders

Special time 1st August 9.00 am AEST 31st July (Sydney Time)

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Women as Educational Leaders: Potential, Possibility and Pitfalls

1. How can we promote female presenters?
2. What can we do to position female leaders?
3. How do we share our collective intellectual, practical and cultural knowledge to push the boundaries of thinking about educational leadership?
4. How might we shape the development and sustainability of effective educational systems defined by responsive patterns of thought and action?
5. What are the knowledge, skills and dispositions that ensure successful presentations?
6. What are the blockers (self imposed or otherwise) that stop women presenting at this level that we can collectively dismantle or move around?
7. What strategies support us to become even more emotionally resilient as we objectively assess our impact?
8. How can we promote female presenters in the long run?
9. How can we organise something together on this issue in the near future?
10. How do we build capacity and understanding of the importance of female leaders....leadership lessons for inquiry.
11. What concrete strategies can we commit to - in supporting each other as women in a global Professional Learning Community?
12. How do we cultivate, stretch and celebrate growth mindsets and authenticity in leadership?
13. How do we ensure women's voices are included, heard and valued in educational debates? How do we support a global network of women educational leaders?
14. How can we unleash teacher led innovation to collectively solve the toughest challenges in education?
15. How do we approach gender inequities in senior leadership? How can we coach/mentor aspiring women leaders to deal with conflict/ confrontation?
16. How can shift the conversation from the "personal" (our individual, shared stories, struggles, & triumphs) to the "political" (institutional structures and practice) in order to help us develop a collective practice/approach needed to effect social change?
17. How do we cultivate and grow the next generation of innovative leaders that can lead schools, and public services, that better meet the needs of those they serve?
18. Are we all being inspiring role models at work and at home? are we making leadership look attractive?
19. How do we support women in leadership, address our own mental mountains and feed our souls and spirits to keep going?
20. Women in positions of leadership - how to overcome the hurdles, real or imaginary, by chance or strategy?
21. Is there are tall poppy syndrome in general?
22. How can we leverage social media and the power of connection to cultivate and promote more women in educational leadership?
23. How do we recognise women in leadership? in principal leadership?
24. What skills, knowledge and understanding do women bring to educational leadership?
25. How do principals demonstrate evidence of the impact of their professional learning?