Effective leadership builds and maintains a professional workplace where everyone can communicate and raise issues openly, participate in respectful debate and contribute to each other’s ongoing professional learning (ACECQA, 2018, p.298).
An open and collaborative environment is an important foundation stone of effective leadership but what else do leaders need?
Current knowledge, a passion for children’s learning and development, and effective communicate skills will nurture an inclusive environment where diversity is embraced in all aspects of the service.
This special event is an opportunity for those working in leadership positions in the sector to come together and listen to a panel of three speakers sharing their experiences and thought provoking ideas about what leadership looks like and can look like. There will be an opportunity to listen to diverse viewpoints, ask questions and network with both emerging and established leaders in the sector.
Naomi Abbott is a coach and facilitator who assists executives and leadership teams to enhance their communication impact and activate trust at work. She believes that leaders who are aligned within themselves – head, heart and gut – are best placed to unlock human potential to create connected, engaged and thriving businesses. Naomi also believes that the vitality of the cultures we work in stems from the conversations we have and these can either enrich or diminish the best of business strategies. Naomi is a certified Conversational Intelligence® consultant and provides coaching around ‘Leadership Presence’ and ‘Trust Enabled Change’.
Leora currently works at Froebel Australia as a Quality Management and Compliance Coordinator and has worked in other professional roles at the University of Sydney and CELA. Most recently, Leora has been involved in the Froebel Future Leaders Program where she has facilitated an approach with the educators of the organisation towards developing leadership skills.
Radha combines more than 10 years’ experience working with children as a Teacher and Centre Director, with her qualifications as a yoga instructor for both adults and children. Throughout her career, Radha has advocated for the importance of supporting children’s social and emotional development, for their success at school and overall wellbeing. In 2016, Radha was awarded the National Excellence in Teaching Award, for her efforts in creating a mindfulness and yoga program at Emmerick Street Preschool, where she was Teaching-Director for 5 years.