Connecting early education leaders for professional growth, networking and revitalisation


The challenges of leading people, policy and practice can often be overwhelming, particularly when there’s little time for professional reflection or physical renewal.


The CELA Leadership Retreat brings together a selection of sector experts to facilitate the change and renewal you need to effectively run your service. This three day gathering will provide you with essential skills and strategies to elevate your own practice and that of your team.


What you will discover

  • What type of leader you are now and what you would like to be
  • New ways to connect with your team and mange challenges
  • New tools to use in your everyday practice and leadership role
  • A chance to reconsider ‘why’ you are in your role and reignite your passion
  • A group of like minded people with whom you can talk about what’s on your mind and what’s deep in your heart – a chance to be vulnerable, without judgement

Program outline

Day 1
  • Connect and reflect
  • Understanding joy and happiness – meet your happy chemicals
Day 2
  • Mindfulness
  • What we need to know about trust
  • Play, courage and your authentic self
  • Tracks – your leadership journey
Day 3
  • Yoga
  • Values & beliefs – the core of your authentic leadership
  • Discover your WHY and understanding its purpose
  • Looking back before looking forward


2020 Bonus Tools

These tools will support implementation of new skills when you return to your team

  • Creating Intentions
  • TRUST Model framework
  • Values for Wellbeing
  • Discover your WHY
  • Self-Calibration PFC Ritual


Retreat details


Ayindi, Byron Bay


Tuesday 19 May to Thursday 21 May 2020



Members $900, Non Members $990


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*Travel and accommodation NOT included.


Any questions?

Please call 1800 157 818 or email:


“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!”

Nov 2018

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

“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

“I feel incredibly blessed to have been allowed the space and time to connect with such amazing educators and masters of their profession.” Nov 2018

NESA endorsed

Completing The Leadership Retreat will contribute 12 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing standard descriptor 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Meet the facilitators

Sarah Moore

Sarah brings enormous energy and passion to everything she does. She is a highly motivated and passionate Certified Leadership Coach, Neuro-linguistic Practitioner and Conversational Intelligence® Coach.


With over 25 years of leadership, training and development experience in the UK and Australia, Sarah is known for her practical leadership programs that support people to create extraordinary results and to BE leaders worth following.


Sarah has studied under Judith E. Glaser, organisational anthropologist and specialist on Conversational Intelligence® to bring contemporary neuroscience based tools to her coaching, training and consultancy.


Sarah is driven to support Early Educational Leaders and teams in the immersion of these neuroscience based insights and tools to build human connections, trust, partnerships and mutual success.

Kerrie MaguireKerrie Maguire has been working in children’s services for over 20 years. During this time, she has fostered a passionate belief in the significance educators have in the lives of the children they work with. She is a resourceful problem-solver with a broad skill base across early childhood learning and development. Kerrie’s focus is on practice, programming, documenting, effective communication and team building, in Long Day Care, Preschool, OSHC and Mobile children’s services. She is a highly experienced facilitator who has successfully delivered training across a range of methods such as face-to-face and webinar. Combined with a deep understanding of the National Quality Framework, Learning Frameworks and Supplementary regulations, she possesses the ability to provide effective one-on-one advisory support, mentoring and training.

For more information please contact our team: or call 1800 157 818


*Travel and accommodation NOT included.
We recommend delegates take out their own travel insurance.

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