Leading for sustainable diversity and inclusion
Steiner Education Australia presents the:
SEA 2023 Business Managers’ Forum
Thursday 4 May, 2023
Governance, Leadership and Management Conference 2023
Friday 5 and Saturday 6 May, 2023
Tarremah Steiner School, Muwinina Country,
Steiner Education Australia invites board directors, education leaders, teachers, business managers and front-line managers/reception/admin and operational staff to the 14th annual Governance, Leadership and Management Conference, Leading for sustainable diversity and inclusion at Tarremah Steiner School muwinina Country, lutruwita/Tasmania. Our sincere thanks to Tarremah Steiner School for welcoming SEA and representatives from schools around the country to their school, as part of their 30th birthday celebrations. We are delighted to once again meet face to face for this conference and look forward to seeing you there.
2023 Business Managers’ Forum
Thursday 4 May, 2023
The GLaM conference will once again be preceded by the SEA Business Managers’ Forum on Thursday 4 May, 2023. We are very pleased to welcome a wonderful panel of speakers and presenters to this year’s forum including Jack Stevens, Edstart; Chris Duncan, AHISA and John Somerset, Somerset Education.
Jack Stevens, Edstart: Household finances and fee increases
As rising inflation in the economy drives up costs for schools, many families are managing fee increases whilst facing rising interest rates and the increasing cost of living. The challenge of fostering and maintaining a positive payment culture whilst treating families with compassion can seem even trickier than usual.
Jack will share insights on how families are adjusting in the current climate and how schools can navigate fee increases in a family centric way.
The Forum will also include a World Cafe Session looking at the changing nature of the Business Manager’s role in schools and the ever popular Panel session, facilitated by Steve Klipin, Business Manager at Shearwater, The Mullumbimby Steiner School. Click the button below for a program of the day.
2023 Governance Leadership and Management Conference
5 & 6 May, 2023
Professor Scott Eacott, UNSW – Sustaining and securing Steiner education: now and into the future
This keynote will focus on where Steiner schools fit into the Australian school education system. Bringing a unique independent voice to the conversation, and working with ongoing research projects, Scott will focus on the problems and possibilities of schooling on the margins. In particular, and aligning with the conference theme, attention will be paid to how Steiner schools contribute to the social contract as articulated in the Alice Springs (Mparntwe) Declaration and the pursuit of equity, inclusion, and excellence in education.
Dr Neil Boland, AUT – Leading for sustainable diversity and inclusion
Setting goals for diversity and inclusion and working towards them is increasingly asked of leaders in educational contexts. Some qualities which this demands include high levels of self-awareness, curiosity, courage, vulnerability and empathy. We look at the challenges of working with established traditions and ways to engage with and shift mindsets, behaviours and practices, starting with our own.
Tessa Keenan – Reconciliation Australia – Reconciliation in education: be the voice for generations
The 2023 theme for National Reconciliation Week, Be a Voice for Generations, calls on all Australians to act today to tackle the unfinished business of reconciliation. Working in partnership across the Australia education ecosystem there is an opportunity for school leaders, teachers and institutions to engage deeply in reconciliation in education, to influence systems change that embeds a continual commitment to reconciliation and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander self-determination. By actively listening to the voices and aspirations of First Nations peoples, school leaders, teachers can use their voices and actions to drive change within their educational communities.
Tim Fry, SEA Professional Partner – The value and importance of Board mentoring in schools: a case study
Steiner Schools recruit members of their governing bodies from diverse backgrounds and with varying degrees of experience. The extent to which individuals can navigate the complexities of the role are enhanced through the support of programs in mentoring and professional development. One such program is the SEA Board Mentoring Program where new governing members are linked with experienced partners to help them in a new role such as the Board Chair. In this session we present a recent case study, allowing you to better understand how the program works and its benefits to schools.
Helen Hunt, Head of Investment Governance, NGS Super – Sustainable Ethical Investment
There are an excellent selection of workshops for school board directors, school business and education leaders, teachers, admin and operational staff on Friday and Saturday covering a range of topics including:
|An introduction to governance in Steiner schools||Tim Fry|
|How to lead communities of practice||Eleanor Waterford|
|Managing sustainable enrolments: how to set and manage fees correctly in the current economic climate||Jack Stevens|
|Curating and telling the story of your school||Scott Eacott|
|Sustaining well-being for admin and operational staff||Kelley McGlashan|
|Why and how culture counts in financial sustainability of a Steiner school||John Somerset|
|Leading for revitalisation of Steiner education||Virginia Moller and Bronwen Haralambous|
|Leading child safety and wellbeing||Kelley McGlashan|
|Deep listening and difficult conversations||Murray Hopkins|
|Strategic planning that works||Darren Clark and Virginia Moller|
|Market feasibility or magical thinking: high school feasibility||Hallie Fernandez and Annabelle Kellenberger|
|Developing a culture of collective leadership in Steiner school||Libbi Turner and Jodie Thomas|
|Rudolf Steiner’s three-fold social order||James Goodlet|
|Forming a relationship with the Core Principles for Australian Steiner schools for admin and operational staff||Joan Weir|
|Leading for sustainable diversity and inclusion in Steiner schools||Neil Boland|
|Admin Forum||Joan Weir and Deborah Bottin|
Click the button below for a program of the day.
friday night Dinner
A conference dinner will be held on Friday 5 May at 6:30pm at The Beach House, 14 Ocean Esplanade, Blackmans Bay. The cost of the dinner is $55 per person and needs to be booked in advance through the booking link below.
Early Bird Registration – closes 14 April, 2023
Business Managers’ Forum: $75 + GST
Business Managers’ Forum Dinner, Thursday 4 May 6pm: $50 per person
GLaM Conference: $290 + GST
GLaM Dinner – Friday 5 May 6pm: $55 per person
Business Managers’ Forum and GLaM Conference: $335 + GST
For registration 15 April, 2023 – 28 April, 2023
Business Managers’ Forum: $110 + GST
GLaM Conference: $335 + GST
Business Managers’ Meeting and GLaM Conference: $400 + GST
Registration closes 28 April, 2023
Please click the link below to register for the conference. The early bird discount will be applied at the checkout if you register before 14 April, 2023.
The 2023 SEA Business Managers’ Forum and GLaM Conference are generously sponsored by NGS Super, Edstart and Mercurius. We are very much looking forward to having representatives form NGS Super, Edstart at the Conference.