Being a nominated supervisor or service director in an early education and care service is a complex and challenging role. Feeling assured that you have the knowledge and skills to undertake all elements of your role is vital.
The Director’s Toolkit explores the responsibilities of a nominated supervisor or director - for those who are new to the position as well as those interested in refreshing their knowledge and approach. It will also enable you to engage with others in the same position.
Each session explores an aspect of the director’s role. Participants can choose the session that meets their current needs, dip into one session or attend all 6 for a comprehensive look at the role and responsibilities.
Director's Toolkit - Leadership & Advocacy
“True leaders create more leaders,” John C. Maxwell.
No one can do the important work that we do in early childhood on their own. It requires a team of people, working together to accomplish great things for children and families.
In this session participants will think about leadership and their role and what makes a good leader, they will also learn to understand their own leadership style. Participants will also discuss current issues of advocacy and reflect on their own role as an advocate.
Note: This series is only recommended for new directors or those looking for a refresh.
Others sessions in the Director's Toolkit suite include:
- Compliance & Quality
- Working with management planning and policy
- The team staff relationships
- Administrative Responsibilities
- Family and Community partnerships
2 hour contribution
Teachers may consider using this course towards their Elective PD hours, to maintain teacher accreditation requirements, in line with the Elective PD Guidelines.
National Quality Standard Areas
Area 7 – Governance and leadership
Area 4 – Staffing arrangements
Area 5 – Relationships with children
Area 6 – Collaborative partnerships with families and communities