2021 AISSA Governance Virtual Conference: What Boards need to know about Wellbeing

26th October, 2021 @ 7:00 pm


26/10/2021 - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


A Conference for School Board Chairs, Board Members and Principals

See the complete 2021 Governance Conference Program here

Wellbeing is a critical issue in schools and increasingly links are being demonstrated between wellbeing approaches in school and school success. The 2021 Governance Virtual Conference will focus on the role of school boards in creating and sustaining high levels of wellbeing in their communities.

It is widely accepted that wellbeing affects students’ engagement with learning, their social and emotional behaviour and their overall satisfaction with life. However, what is perhaps less well understood, is the Board’s role in supporting the Principal and school leaders to build a community of practice that fosters wellbeing and builds social capital within their school community. The way in which the Board supports the wellbeing of the Principal, for example, will have a direct effect on staff and student wellbeing.

Keynote Speakers

Dr Helen Street
Supporting Principals and Thriving School Communities with Contextual Wellbeing
Dr Helen Street, Honorary Research Fellow, Graduate School of Education, University of Western Australia and author of Contextual Wellbeing – Dr Street will explore contemporary issues and research that will develop Board members’ understanding about ways to support school and community wide approaches to wellbeing.  She will also explore how Boards can better support Principal and school leader wellbeing, as a vital foundation to building wellbeing across their school communities.

Mr David Runge and Mr Andrew Brown
What is the Board’s Role in Influencing Culture and the Wellbeing of the School?

David Runge, Director, Future Schools and Andrew Brown, Director, Adaptive Cultures – Mr Runge and Mr Brown will demonstrate how Board culture impacts the health and wellbeing of the school.

Panel Discussion

Mrs Carolyn Grantskalns, Mr Anthony Mackay AM, Ms Fiona Hutton and Mr David Runge

The conference will conclude with a panel discussion focusing on Board processes that build whole school wellbeing. This will include a discussion of ways in which Boards can demonstrate their commitment to whole school wellbeing, and will foreground innovative approaches to Principal appointment, induction, mentoring and review processes and a range of approaches for effective Board review.

The panel discussion will be facilitated by Mr Louka Parry, CEO, of The Learning Future.

Conference Details
Presented via Zoom
Tuesday 26 October 7.00pm – 8.30pm
Thursday 4 November 7.00pm – 8.30pm
Tuesday 9 November 7.00pm – 8.30pm

Zoom links will be emailed to particpants prior to each session

Please see the AISSA’s Video Conferencing Collection Notice and Video Conferencing Privacy Disclosure Statement for information about the AISSA’s collection of personal information through video conferencing.

$100.00 per participant (incl GST) – Maximum $1,000.00 (incl GST) per school

Refund and Attendance
If notice of cancellation is received prior to Monday, 25 October 2021 a full refund will be available. Cancellation after this date will incur the full attendance cost.

For more information, please contact Mary Hudson, Director Leadership Institute & Senior Educational Consultant, AISSA on (08)  8179 1420 or email hudsonm@ais.sa.edu.au.


Bookings are closed for this event.