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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?
Now starts Tuesday 29 October 2024.
(postponed from April)
Session 1:
Tuesday 29 October, Wednesday 30 October 2024
Session 2:
March/April 2025
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.

Places are limited to 2025 people to foster deep learning and strong connections.

Enrolments close on Sunday 28 July.

“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.

Guest faculty

Roy F. Baumeister

Roy F. Baumeister is one of the world’s most prolific and influential psychologists. He has published over 700 scientific works, including over 40 books. In 2013, he received the highest award given by the Association for Psychological Science, the William James Fellow award, in recognition of his lifetime achievements. His 2011 book Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength (with John Tierney) was a New York Times bestseller.

Christine Porath

Christine Porath is a professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. She’s the author of Mastering Civility: A Manifesto for the Workplace and co-author of The Cost of Bad Behavior. She is a contributor to the Harvard Business Review, and has written for New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post. She has taught executive programs at Harvard, Georgetown and USC.

Find out more

Will Hanley
Innovation & Learning Leader
Independent Schools Victoria

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