Steiner Education Australia presents the:
SEA 2022 Business Managers’ Meeting
Thursday 5 May, 2022
Governance, Leadership and Management Conference 2022
Friday 6 and Saturday 7 May, 2022
Leading for sustainability
- Financial sustainability for schools: Key levers for Business Managers – Jack Stevens, CEO Edstart
- Sustaining Wellbeing for the Business Manager in Tough Times – Cath Lanigan, Dandenong Ranges Steiner School
- How personal sentiment influences demand dynamics for the economy and the sustainability of schools – Dean Pearson Head of Behavioural Economics NAB, Biljana Nikolova General Manager (Executive), Government, Education and Community Business, Damien Hoffman Director, Government, Education and Community Business
- Business Managers’ Forum – Facilitated by Steve Klipin, Armidale Waldorf School
Keynote address Friday 6 May, 2022
Dr Tom Brunzell (MST, EdM, PhD) has experience as a teacher, school leader, researcher and education advisor in New York City and Melbourne. Currently he is the Director of Education at Berry Street. Tom presents internationally on topics of transforming school cultures, high expectations for differentiated instruction, trauma-informed practice, wellbeing and the application of positive psychology, and effective school leadership. His research at the University of Melbourne Centre of Positive Psychology investigates trauma-aware pedagogy, positive psychology, positive education and their impacts on workplace meaning.
Keynote address Saturday 7 May, 2022
Jennifer M. Gidley, PhD, is an internationally renowned psychologist, educator, and futures researcher, and Adjunct Professor at the Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS, Sydney. She is a global thought leader and advocate for human-centred futures in an era of hi-tech hype and hubris.
Jennifer founded and pioneered a Rudolf Steiner school in rural NSW (1984-94), was Consultant Research Advisor to the Australian Steiner Curriculum Project, and an academic researcher at four Australian Universities (1995-2012). She now speaks and consults in Europe/UK, Middle East, SE Asia, and USA. Former President of the World Futures Studies Federation (2009-2017), UNESCO and UN partner and global peak body for futures studies, Jennifer led a network of world leading futures researchers from over 60 countries.
Jennifer has published over fifty academic papers and three books: The Future: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford, 2017), Postformal Education: A Philosophy for Complex Futures (Springer, 2016), and The Secret to Growing Brilliant Children: Steiner Education for the 21st Century (Bear Books, 2020). All her research and writing is deeply inspired by Anthroposophy.
- Tom Brunzell: Strategies to shift staff form a reactive to proactive mindset: trauma-informed strategies in action
- Dom Meli: Ethical decision making in an unscrupulous world – how leaders can still make ethical decisions
- Barbara Fisher: The special relationship
- Shelley Davidow: Leading for restorative practice
- John Forman: Playing the long game (A Board game)
- Libbi Turner: Beyond HR… considerations for recruitment of school leaders
- Cathie Burgess: Leading for listening: why Aboriginal voices matter
- Forum: What does College look like? With a panel from Samford Valley Steiner School, Dandenong Ranges Steiner School, Melbourne Rudolf Steiner School and Perth Waldorf School, facilitated by Lisa Devine
- Jennifer Gidley: Understanding grand global futures challenges
- Neil Boland: Diversity and inclusion in Steiner setting: part of the problem or part of the solution?
- Lisa Devine: Mental Health and Wellbeing
- Tracey Taylor: Parent Engagement
- Jennifer Gidley: Meeting challenges with Love, Life, Wisdom and Voice
- Joan Weir and Mercedes Logan: Anthroposophy within a Board context
- Mark Baxter: Master planning for sustainability
The GLaM conference this year will be held online via Hopin.
|Business Managers’ Meeting Thursday 5 May, 2022||SEA Members – $30 + GST|
|Non-Members – $50 + GST|
|Governance Leadership and Management Conference 6 & 7 May, 2022||SEA Members – $150 + GST|
|Non-Members – $200 + GST|
|Business Managers Meeting and GLaM Conference 5, 6 & 7 May, 2022||SEA Members – $165 + GST|
|Non Members – $235 + GST|