for leaders keen to create

more constructive school cultures


1-day fast-track clinic…

Sunshine Coast Uni ~ June 2

…or more in-depth 2-day clinic

Brisbane ~ May 22-23

Designed & delivered by Bill Cropper

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Culture is at the core of School Renewal…    Free FactFile: 7 Foundations for School Renewal


Other clinics coming up on Change

Preparing People for Change ~ BRISBANE May 27

Leading Teams through Change ~ SUNSHINE COAST UNI June 3

Leading Change Management ~ BRISBANE June 12-13

…other programs & dates – see our 2014 Course Calendar...


The bottom-line for leaders is that if they do not become conscious of the cultures in which they are embedded, those cultures will manage them.”  Ed Schein Organisational Culture & Leadership

Culture is key foundation for school renewal. Many renewal efforts start with a realisation that aspects of the current school culture need a major overhaul – for example: staff instead of student focus, toxic classroom climates, dysfunctional interactions, learning silos or entrenched teacher-directed ways of thinking... [Read more in our FactFile on 7 Foundations for School Renewal]

School renewal embodies new ways of thinking – changes to current mental models, beliefs and tacit assumptions that govern teaching behaviour, practices and perspectives that can block renewal.  Since culture contributes in a big way to this, working on it isn’t optional for renewal, it’s essential to sustaining it. As Thomas Sergiovanni in Principalship says: “The heart and soul of school culture is what people believe, the assumptions they make about how school works.”

Shifting the culture is critical to sustain renewal efforts. But what is culture and how do you go about shifting it? That’s where Revitalising your School Culture comes in... [Click title for outline and registration]


Revitalising your School CULTURE ~ Sunshine Coast Uni June 2

~ Brisbane May 22-23

Change & culture are lock-step. Whether the focus is on whole-school culture change, revitalising pedagogical practice, creating more open classrooms or taking a more student-centred approach to learning, there may be nothing more important in the work of school leaders than shaping a constructive culture through school renewal.

It’s critical to the quality of student-teacher interaction, classroom behaviour, learning climate and the experience of being at-school.

Many leaders fixate on the mechanics of change and ignore culture. This unique clinic equips you with practical tools to work on the cultural dimension of change, either as part of a specific culture change effort or as an adjunct to support other changes your school needs to implement.  It has lots of tools to help get started on recreating your school culture – and we explore areas instrumental in doing it.

Topics and tools we cover in this clinic include…

·         What is culture – components, characteristic and concepts

·         7 Dimensions for culture change and tools to lead it

·         Characterising current culture – culture scan surveys

·         Recognising signs of constructive or dislocated cultures

·         Drilling down on culture - unearthing tacit assumptions

·         Countering resistance and culture change conversations

·         Culture Change – replacing habits of behaviour

·         Working out where to start with culture change

·         Leading a culture change effort – tips and traps

·         Creating a culture change plan

“Well structured, logical & practical tools are extremely insightful.” Louise Barrett – Queensland Studies Authority

“Got my management team on board with leading culture change” Darren Campbell – Dept of Justice

“The guide is excellent & my senior managers learned a lot” Ian Church CEO - Tablelands Regional Council



All Change Forum clinics are practical, challenging and stimulating with a comprehensive take-away Toolkit to help you put your learning into practice in real time back at school… Those who’ve been along to other Change Forum programs know that Bill takes a down-to-earth approach and creates a relaxed, engaging, safe and FUN environment for learning...

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1-day clinic - schools: Single $440 or $858 for 2…

2-day clinic - schools: Single $660 or $1298 for 2…

·         Prices include GST… Discount applies from date of registration

·         Venue:  Brisbane: Watermark Hotel Spring Hill; Sunshine Coast: Uni - IPL Centre Mooloolaba

·         Inclusions: Lunch, refreshments and comprehensive self-coaching Guide  

·         Timing: 8.30 am – 4.30 pm each day

Register on-line or download a form to return by Email or Fax

Course Features:  Take-away one of our substantial 100-page culture change Guides plus 55-page Toolkit to start putting your culture change plans into action back at work. Use our 8-phase culture change model to design your approach and processes and delve into our CLEVER Dimensions for scanning culture to design your own culture scan customised to your organisation context.

Can we do these clinics IN-HOUSE? YES – Our Culture Change Clinics can also be conducted IN-SCHOOL for leadership groups charged with culture change or senior teams planning strategy. We also run special planning forums on Laying Foundations for School Renewal. Use our on-line enquiry form or call Bill on 07-4068 7591 to discuss ways we can help…


Hope to see you or some of your key change leaders at this insightful culture change clinic… Thank you for your time. Of course, if you don’t want further updates about our range of  professional development offerings, please see the remove option at the bottom of this email.



Bill Cropper

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