Growing Great Leaders™ SOLO (GGL™ SOLO) is a series of six, self-managed, video and website-based modules. Video modules are complimented by a series of structured back-in-school self-managed activities to help ensure that your new learning is quickly put to use in your school setting.
Growing Great Leaders™ SOLO uses the Student-centred Leadership model (Robinson, 2011) as its structural guide, and builds on two key research assertions:
Growing Great Leaders™ SOLO is designed for school leaders who want to independently manage their own leadership development with the support of a proven leadership development resource. GGL™ SOLO contains six comprehensive modules, each presented following a predictable and easy to understand format. A typical module includes:
GGL™ SOLO participants also have access for up to six months to a comprehensive website dedicated to your leadership. The site features:
Growing Great Leaders™ SOLO covers six modules. Each module is two hours and is aligned to the student-centred leadership model and is designed to provide both theoretical and practical application for the educational context.
Module 1 introduces the ‘student-centred leadership’ model and challenges participants to reflect on their own leadership beliefs and practices as well as the impact of those beliefs and practices on student outcomes in their school.
Module 2 highlights the influence of trust on the quality of student outcomes. Practical activities support personal reflection and subsequent trust-building action in participant’s own setting.
Module 3 provides highly practical insights into goal setting theory and supports participants as they reflect on the quality of goal setting in their own school. The module provides rich takeaways for back-in-school follow up and action.
Module 4 highlights the important of being strategic in the use of limited school resources. The content supports participants as they undertake a critical review of the way their key resources, both human and material, are used to promote valued student outcomes.
Module 5 is highly practical and supports participants as they progress a complex problem they are attempting to address. The module blends engaging research with high levels of participant interaction.
Module 6 challenges leaders to think about the way their beliefs about teaching quality influences both teacher actions and student outcomes. The session provides practical insights as well as a rich set of back-in-school, follow-up activities.
GGL™ SOLO is a series of six, self-managed, video and website-based modules. Video modules are complimented by a series of structured back-in-school self-managed activities to help ensure that your new learning is quickly put to use in your school setting. Comprehensive back-in-school activities that help ensure that your new learning becomes a practical tool for influencing the actions of your staff and the outcomes of your students.
Yes, a 10% discount is offered for three or more participants from the same school or Kāhui Ako. Participants in all of our GGL offerings regularly comment on the benefit of having working with colleagues from their own school. For this reason, we recommend that consideration be given to registering entire leadership teams. Team registrations build school leadership coherence and enhance the quality of goal setting and problem solving.
We recommend that participants allow up to an hour for pre-module reading and reflection, and at least two hours for each online module. Individual times will vary depending on the time allocated for reflection and planning.
For best results, participants are encouraged to allow time for post-seminar (back-in-school) activities.
These times are provided as a general guide only.
GGL™ SOLO is designed as a sequential programme of professional learning however the order is of course, up the individual undertaking the program. Each module builds on the understandings developed in proceeding work so for this reason, completing the modules sequentially is encouraged.
GGL™ online, our facilitated online GGL™ offering is currently used in a major Australian state for all of its newly appointed principals (approx. 200 per annum). In addition the program is currently being used in an International School network based in the Middle East.
GGL™ is also offered in New Zealand as a face-to-face option at the University of Auckland's Epsom Campus (Kohia Centre).
GGL SOLO is being launched in 2021 and has participants registered from both New Zealand and Australia.
A particular appeal of GGL™ SOLO is its level of flexibility for participants and its sharp price-point for such a comprehensive leadership course.
The team at CEL is eager to maximise the learning of all our GGL™ participants – whether that be Face-to-Face, Online or SOLO. Schools are able to utilise CF PLD funds to access any level of additional support required. Alternatively, additional support can be funded using school-based PLD funds. For me information about the benefits of additional support such as small group mentoring, please contact our office directly.
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