Leadership Retreat 2022

Discover | Re-energise | Connect

With guest host Alison Earl
 

Would you like to feel more in control of your leadership experience and gain the space to show up as your best version of yourself?


We understand that the challenges of leading people, policy and practice can often be overwhelming, particularly in today’s complex and uncertain world. There’s never much time for professional reflection or physical renewal. 

This year’s retreat will give you the space to reflect and re-energise after the challenges of the past two years, and create a powerful mindshift to underpin your future leadership experience. Guest hosted by internationally respected resilience and mindset expert Alison Earl, you will have the opportunity to reflect on challenges, reset your energy and design your future with like-minded peers, while surrounded by the revitalising beaches and lush coastal surrounds of Byron Bay.  

We only have 20 spaces available for this amazing experience, so please book soon to avoid missing out.

Elective PD
Teachers may consider using this course towards their Elective PD hours, to maintain teacher accreditation requirements, in line with the Elective PD Guidelines.

*NOTE: Travel and accommodation NOT included. We recommend delegates take out their own travel insurance. Please read our COVID policy prior to booking.
 

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Who should attend? 

We welcome leaders from all types of ECEC and OOSH services. Bookings are capped at a maximum of 20 people to facilitate an atmosphere of empathy and openness. 

Why you should join us

We continue to offer the leadership retreat because of the life changing outcomes experienced by participants. At CELA we believe that taking care of yourself is essential for your wellbeing and a significant contributor to the professional success of your team. 

 

What you will discover 

  • A framework for understanding the full spectrum of your experience as a leader  

  • Time to reflect on the challenges we have personally and collectively faced (and continue to face)  

  • Guided experiences to release negative emotions and reset your energy  

  • Ways to transform stress from ‘harmful’ to ‘helpful’ 

  • A 4-step process to leverage your strengths, define the type of leader you want to be and develop a plan to become that leader 

  • A toolbox of strategies and ideas that you can take back to your role to enable you to manage stress and elevate your leadership
     

About Alison Earl

Alison is a resilience and mindset expert, positive psychology practitioner and author. She works with people and companies globally to empower self-directed change.  

With over 15 years spent studying human behaviour and motivation, Alison helps people take control of their own experience of stress, change and uncertainty, so that they feel empowered to adapt and thrive. Her intent is not to eliminate or reduce stress in people but help them become more resilient and resourceful and to thrive with stress – not just survive it.   

A repeat guest lecturer in Behavioural Economics at the Harvard School of Public Health, Alison also leads a think tank dedicated to solving the most complex problems in behaviour change. 

Program

Day 1: Tuesday, 24 May

REFLECT, RELEASE & RESET

Together we will build an understanding of the impact of stress, our triggers, and how to reconnect with what matters 
  • Understand the impact of stress, change and uncertainty on our experience – and the power of mindset to regain control  

  • Explore the full spectrum of our experience from surviving to thriving, including signals and actions  

  • Practice empathy for ourselves and others – release any negative emotions, thoughts or experiences that are getting in our way  

  • Learn how to recognise a responsible mindset and shift back when we slip into victim, helpless or controlling  

  • Recognise our own personal triggers and how to self-solve  

  • Reconnect with what really matters to you and identify areas of growth and pride  

  • Build an action plan for maintaining energy and momentum in the face of external challenges

 

Day 2: Wednesday, 25 May 

DISCOVER, DREAM, DESIGN & DECLARE  

We will go through the 4D process of appreciative inquiry to unlock leadership potential

  • Discover the best from the past – leverage character strengths and storytelling to dive into the most energising and rewarding experiences you've had as an education leader, where you felt at your best  

  • Dream of what’s possible – imagine a future where you consistently show up at your best   

  • Design what might be – pathways to take you from where you are now to where you want to be  

  • Declare what will be – make a commitment to what actions you will take 

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Meet the Facilitator

Alison Earl, Mindset and behaviour expert

Alison Earl, Mindset and behaviour expert

Alison Earl works with people and companies around the globe to empower self-directed change as an international speaker, trainer, behavioural strategist, and positive psychology practitioner. 

She is a repeat guest lecturer in behavioural economics at the Harvard School of Public Health and the author of of Tripowerment: The Why, the Will, and the Way of Breakthrough Change. She leads a think tank that is dedicated to solving the most complex problems in behaviour change — bringing together leading academic and commercial minds in collaboration with Harvard and BurnsGroup. People who have benefited from her knowledge include the Global President of Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, the CMO of the Olympics, CFO of Comcast in addition to senior executives from Facebook and startup founders who are revolutionising education and empowerment.  

Important

Covid policy and accommodation requirements

  • Travel and accommodation is NOT included. We recommend delegates take out their own travel insurance.
  • Please read our COVID policy prior to booking. By clicking the "BOOK NOW" button for the Leadership Retreat 2022 event, you have agreed to and accepted CELA's terms and conditions and Covid policy.
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Ayindi Byron Bay Venue
Ayindi Byron Bay Venue

Testimonials

Being a leader is tough, challenging, lonely and unpredictable. Knowing you can share this with others without judgement is important.
May 2019 retreat guest
The retreat has allowed me to take a deeper look into my own practice, values and beliefs. The sessions were all practical and enabled me to connect with scenarios from my work and personal life. I feel like this has completely changed the way I view many things
May 2019 retreat guest
Thank you so much for the last few days. I came to the retreat thinking that I might not continue in this sector I love so much. I now have a plan and have found the courage to have the difficult conversations I need to have to reconnect with my team
May 2019 retreat guest
Thank you for making me look at things in a new light and helping me realise that I am enough. I pride myself on being an advocate for the children in my care and this has been a reminder of how great of an educator I am!
November 2018 retreat guest
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