“The 5 Disciplines changed my whole view of the change process as I knew it. You carefully inducted us into thinking through them, then we had a chance to really put them to practical use - unpacking deeper thoughts around the Disciplines and picking up on areas we wanted to explore. The challenge now is to share this with my change team and encourage all to commit to using them. The book of tools great - should be standard issue for any change manager - not to mention classroom teachers!” Robert Crooks - Deputy Principal Woree SHS

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“Recommended for all leaders who want to anticipate the effects of proposed changes and proactively plan for best outcomes – and the guidebook is GREAT!! Opportunities to 'dip into' it during the forum were very useful and revealed just how much it contains. Potential uses are limitless and I just know it’s going to be tattered from overuse". Donna Falls, Middle School Principal, Calamvale Community College

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“Most worthwhile. Some sound concrete things to go away with and the changes of pace worked well. The book is EXCELLENT bedtime reading. It helps to refocus and there’s so much more in it as well! As most have said, it is probably the best tool they have seen.” Michelle Hamlin, Deputy Principal, Moorooka State School

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Facilitating School Renewal



Facilitating School Renewal -- What this Program is About...

In Schools that Learn, Peter Senge says that while all schools are in the business of learning, few are really learning-centred.

There’s now growing support for schools to adopt the processes, principles and leadership practices of learning organisations to encourage more learner-centred learning, extend the role teachers play as learning-leaders, promote thinking and emotional literacy and build the capacity for people to work and learn together through reflecting more openly on learning and management practices. 

Creating a learning school means leveraging the power of learning in new ways, breaking down boundaries to collective learning and improvement, challenging each other to reflect on professional and management practices and putting in place the infrastructure to support continuous creativity in learning practice.

It also means developing new insights into how to build real learning capability and increase the capacity of schools to meet, manage and learn from change. As the hub of potential learning communities everywhere, schools need to constantly re-invent and revitalise themselves to keep relevant - ‘not through regulation’ as Senge reminds us, but rather through ‘changing the way we think and interact together’.

This special 2-day forum takes a 3-tiered look at how the concepts and practices of Senge’s 5 Learning Disciplines apply to individual teachers and school leaders and to classrooms as well as the broader school-management context. It will benefit school practitioners with tools and practices to be better able to: 

Shape a shared vision of a learning school or ensure your current one is really shared and acted on


Revitalise your school learning culture and cultivate curriculum creativity


Identify key improvement areas and refresh your approach to create a more learning-centred environment for students and staff


Break out of the conventional mould of administrator/teacher and strengthen your role as a learning leader


Work more collaboratively in school management teams that think together


Encourage real learning conversations throughout school and in classrooms


Broaden the support you need to sustain school transformation efforts and reduce the dependence-compliance mentality

8 Download the program Brochure here for more information and a course outline.    PDF

NB: This program can be tailored for particular schools as part-day PD sessions, whole days, 2-days or more extended learning events - contact us to discuss your interests or needs.


2013 Schedule of Public Programs


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Course numbers are limited to optimise outcomes for participants - early registration recommended.


Fee discounts offered for early registration, group registrations, NFP and schools.  Refer Registration page, program Brochure or contact us for current offers in your region.



Dates Venue


   Watermark Hotel Brisbane, Spring Hill


   Arcadian Surf Club, The Strand

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Timing, unless otherwise advised, is 8.30 am to 4.45pm each day. Catering provided.



Fees due on registration - Tax Invoice provided and payment to be completed within 14 days of invoice and prior to attendance. Fees are transferable up to 14 days prior but non-refundable - conditions apply.  Please check our full terms and conditions prior to registration.

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