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Application Writing Workshop Program for WASP Leaders

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Henley Football Club

Aitkin Street

Henley Beach, SA 5022

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PLEASE REMEMBER TO SELECT A TICKET FOR ALL 3 MODULES WHEN REGISTERING

PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR CURRENT CV AND APPLICATIONS TO THE WORKSHOPS


Day 1 - Module 1: The job for you – exploring the What, Where, When, Why, Who and How! (2 hours)
Guest Speaker: David Hendry - HR Consultant for Partnership

Topics covered:

  • My Leadership Plan including my PDP (Participants to bring a copy to share with their working group in Module 1)
  • Leadership Capabilities Framework (LCF)
  • Writing to the NPS for Principals & LCF (DPs)
  • Unpacking the Standard for Principals – What are the leadership profiles?

- What are the leadership requirements?

- What are the principles of practice?

  • Where to find jobs – How & where to register on the DECD websites (Education & Corporate)
  • What are the jobs out there? How do I find them?
  • Range of leadership opportunities available
  • How do jobs differ – DECD or Corporate – is the position under the Education Act or PSM?
  • Where does the Partnership work fit?
  • How do I ‘act’ / ‘project’ into my next role?
  • Where do I stand? My leadership skills – self-analysis using the AITSL Interactive Leadership Profiles - Explore leadership action statements and targeted resources (Participants to complete as preparation for Module 1)
  • EOI for Corporate - Register of interest
  • Support services
  • Leadership position in Corporate that are outside central - LID

Day 2 - Module 2: Developing that ‘winning’ application (2 hours)

Topics covered:

  • Unpacking the J & Ps –Defining & matching your skills to the J&P Addressing J&P criteria
  • Collecting evidence & linking it directly to each of the criteria
  • Understanding and using the ‘language’ vs the jargon - Know & understand the current language and focus of DECD / Corporate positions e.g. LDAM, EYF, EY Indicators – elaborate on all acronyms! – write them in full when first mentioned in the text
  • Preparing your annotated CV with details- initiative, impact, outcomes
  • Reviewing & revising your current annotated CV & application with a critical eye
  • Research is vital – Contextualise - find out about the site context where you’re applying for a position – match your skills, capabilities & experiences to the particular context – don’t generalise! – Applies to written application & oral presentations in interview
  • Developing your portfolio of evidence & referencing it to the NPS for Principals Matrix & LCF/DECD Standards for Leadership
  • Working with colleagues in pairs to ‘plot’ / review where you are in your leadership journey (AITSL Principals matrix)
  • Accessing DECD support materials for Application Writing (Handouts)

Day 3 - Module 3: Your interview – selecting and preparing your referees; what to do when you miss out!(2 hours)

Topics covered:

  • Preparing for your interview - Role-playing as if it’s real!
  • Going to the interview – tips to reduce the stress
  • After the interview – Feedback - asking for and using the feedback & not ‘behaving badly’ - confidentiality
  • Following up and getting feedback - modifying your application and not giving up!
  • What counts? – 1/3 = Annotated CV, 1/3 = Application, 1/3 = Interview (& referee input!
  • Making the most of your ‘Human Capital’ – What do you bring to the position? - not giving up!
  • Things to be aware of – prior to your interview, the panel will/may contact your Line Manager for a written (& witnessed) statement (e.g. if you are applying for a Principal’s position or Project Manager in Corporate
  • Choosing and skilling your referees –- Picking the ‘right’ referees e.g. someone who knows you in your current job & can share how you might project those attributes that you demonstrate into a new position – don’t forget to provide your referees with a copy of your application!
  • Interview questions & processes e.g. ‘Given the current situation/focus in DECD/Education, consider some questions that you could be asked by your panel?’ (Activity – 10 minutes to prepare)
  • What to bring to an interview?
  • How do I prepare for my interview? – Do your research (also about the ED) - make a dot point list of all the activities, projects that you’ve been involved in & sort them e.g. under the Professional Standard for Principals and/or by the J & Ps for the job
  • Research is vital – Contextualise - find out about the site context where you’re applying for a position – match your skills, capabilities & experiences to the particular context – don’t generalise!
  • Avoid pitfalls – using the same application when applying for different positions can get you tied up in your panel e.g. if you are applying to a school with no aboriginal students, don’t spend time elaborating on your experiences or qualifications in teaching in this area
  • Know & understand the current language and focus of DECD / Corporate positions e.g. LDAM, EYF, EY Indicators – elaborate on all acronyms! – refer to them in full when first mentioned in oral responses
  • Be aware that panels have access to a range of information about you other than your application & CV e.g. Social Media sites – your Face Book profile - Google yourself! Is that the message you want to put out there?
  • Consider the PANEL – each panellist has a ‘vested’ interest – particularly the parent & teacher reps e.g. the peer /teacher rep may be involved as part of learning process; the parent rep may have a particular interest in the school & is looking for support for that project/point of view - Learn how to understand & predict the level of operation of the panellists so that you can pitch your application and responses to the audience (links into contextualising)
  • PREPARE, PREPARE, PREPARE – Research & Networking
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Australia

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