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LILAed 2024:
The human factor

A collaborative learning lab for school Principals

The Human Factor: What do schools that enable agency, belonging and connection look like?
2024. Enrolments close Sunday 31 March.
Session 1:
Tuesday 30 April, Wednesday 1 May 2024
Session 2:
Tuesday 29 October, Wednesday 30 October 2024
In-person residential at the Park Hyatt, Melbourne
ISV Members: $3,900 (exc. GST)
ISV Affiliates: $4,900 (exc. GST)
Non-members: $5,900 (exc. GST)

ISV's Learning Innovations Laboratory – Education (LILAed) is a community of Principals and academic researchers, facilitated by Marga Biller from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where we learn with and from one another.

It is open to Principals across Australia who are looking to make a significant impact, not only in their own schools, but in the field of education.

As a collaborative residential learning lab, the program is designed to:

  • foster a community in which members learn with and from one another
  • connect Principals with academics who will share their research and insights to generate new ways of thinking and doing in education
  • encourage participants to take on experimental initiatives based on the ideas shared by academics.
“LILAed will expand your intellectual insights, create strong social connections and identify practical ways you can impact the strategic condition of leading in your schools.”

— Marga Biller, Harvard Graduate School of Education

The Human Factor: What do schools that enable agency, belonging and connection look like?

This year’s theme for LILAed will explore:

  • How do we develop a culture of belonging?
  • What are the structures and practices in schools that activate agency? Which ones may inhibit it?
  • What type of leadership practices create strong collective connections between members of your school community?

Although people are at the core of school systems and structures, their design often eclipses people’s humanity and can end up benefiting some individuals at the expense of others.

Rather than seeing staff ‘as’ human resources, we can view individuals through the lens that they ‘have’ resources and skills. When individuals experience a sense of agency, belonging and connection they can transform those resources into effective interactions and outcomes.

In 2024, LILAed will explore the social systems within school through three different phenomena: Activating Agency, Beyond Belonging and Catalysing Connection.

Find out more

Will Hanley
Innovation & Learning Leader
Independent Schools Victoria

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