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Principals' Leadership Academy 2021

Accelerate your leadership development

Independent Schools Victoria is pleased to partner with Professor Ethan Bernstein from Harvard Business School to present the Principals’ Leadership Academy 2021.

Principals are not just educators, but leaders of complex organisations with significant managerial challenges and an imperative for increased efficiency, innovation, results and change.

This innovative program aims to advance the leadership development of Principals and provide tactical insight for best-in-class approaches to lead your school.

  • Gain exposure to the best, leading-edge approaches to managing human capital within complex organisations.
  • Work with Principals, in and outside of school, to help translate global approaches to managing human capital into applications within the context of managing schools.
  • Gain the know-how to improve your school and develop as a more effective leader.
  • Strengthen your network with others in the cohort, giving you ready access to a set of collaborators with whom to continue developing yourselves as leaders.

Professor Ethan Bernstein, Harvard Business School

Professor Ethan Bernstein is an internationally recognised leadership expert and educator. He is an Associate Professor at the Harvard Business School, where his studies focus on workplace transparency and its implications for leadership, collaboration and the future of work.

His research has been widely published in many academic journals and his work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and The New York Times. Prior to joining Harvard, Professor Bernstein spent a half-decade at the Boston Consulting Group in Toronto and Tokyo.

Audience and delivery

ISV’s Principals’ Leadership Academy is open to Principals across Australia from Independent, Government and Catholic schools.


The program for 2021 is now underway and registrations are at capacity.