THRIVE: Leadership Masterclass - Face to face event

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Empower, adapt and thrive with leadership expert Alison Earl 

1 day immersive learning        Sponsored by Guild Insurance

Are you an early education leader seeking to enhance collaboration, cooperation, and responsibility within your team? Would you like to network in person with likeminded leaders? Join us in Sydney for a transformative 1-day workshop with internationally acclaimed leadership expert, Alison Earl. 

Alison brings a blend of dynamic teaching and deep empathy. Under her guidance, you'll learn to: 

  • Adopt a visionary leadership approach. 

  • Manage stress effectively, preventing burnout. 

  • Cultivate a resilient stress response for better decision-making. 

  • Foster a culture of collaboration and transparency within your team. 

  • Navigate challenges with open communication, reducing resistance and fostering innovation. 

Alison's primary goal is to empower individuals to master their reactions to change, uncertainty, and stress. Join us for a transformative experience that promises not just knowledge but a ripple effect of positive change throughout your organisation. 

If you only attend one professional development session this year, this is the one you should attend. The leadership training Alison provided was excellent, I am still using her strategies with my team 12 months down the track.

Kathy Phipps, Narooma Preschool Director and 2022 CELA/Alison Earl Leadership Retreat attendee 

πŸ”– AMAZING VALUE: This event would normally be priced at over $450. Thanks to our sponsor Guild Insurance, we are able to offer a full day of immersive learning for an incredible price. Tickets start at just $95 for the day.

Who should attend?  

We welcome leaders from all types of ECEC and OOSH services. 


Join us in Sydney for our face-to-face session to benefit from networking and enhanced learning opportunities in a beautiful space that’s just a 7-minute walk from Redfern Station (or park in one of many nearby parking stations) at: 

Work Club Sydney Locomotive

2 Locomotive St, Eveleigh, Sydney NSW 2015 (view map)

Special bonus:  

Guild Insurance lawyer Sharlene Wellard will share her expertise on Workplace Relations with a focus on best practice performance management and an overview of the Fair Work Commission claims process PLUS provide an opportunity for you to ask your burning workplace relations questions.  


What you will walk away with

Practical strategies to empower others

Discover how to delegate and distribute responsibilities effectively to combat leader fatigue. Develop strategies that empower your team, fostering a more collaborative and positive work culture. 

A plan to master time scarcity and improve productivity

Overcome the constant battle with time. Learn how you and your team can optimise efficiency and productivity. 

A strategy for creating a thriving environment in the face of uncertainty

Learn how to lead yourself and others through uncertainty, adapt to rapid changes, and create a thriving workplace environment. 

Meet Alison Earl 

Alison Earl is an internationally respected leadership expert and coach, known for her dynamic and empathetic approach. With years of experience, Alison will provide invaluable insights and tools that you can implement right away in your leadership role. 

Alison’s core focus is on empowering people to take control of their personal experience of change, uncertainty and stress, ultimately helping them to thrive. She works with people and companies around the globe to empower self-directed change. 

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.

Elective PD

National Quality Standard Areas

Area 7 – Governance and leadership

CELA Membership

Join today and save

CELA members receive up to 20% discount on training, consultancy and mentoring services. Great value for less than $1 a day!

Need specific training on a date and topic that suits you?

Our expert educators will tailor the content to meet the needs of your team. You choose the date, location and topic and we’ll come to you.

Inservice Training

Inservice Training

While our training calendar is extensive, we know that sometimes you need a more targeted approach. Our learning and development specialists can tailor your training to be delivered where, when and how you need it. 



We offer a unique mentoring program that can be completely tailored to your needs and specifications. Based on sound educational practice and specialist expertise, our mentors provide one-on-one and group sessions to support professional progress.

RTO Accredited Training

CELA’s Registered Training Organisation (RTO ID: 90842) provides accredited, nationally recognised qualifications including our child protection training for childcare, early and middle childhood educators. We use high-quality, customised training and assessment materials written by subject matter experts to meet the unique requirements of the early childhood sector.

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