Helping you develop your skills
Semann & Slattery are professional development experts — especially for educational settings. We provide a highly acclaimed (and patronised) calendar of courses and conferences each year across Australia. Did you know though that we also provide tailored professional development for organisations, institutions and companies like yours?
▪ individual training events
▪ team building days
▪ professional learning packages
▪ Practice Plus (whole team workshops + pedagogical coaching)
▪ specialist conferences
We cover a huge range of topics – anything you find in our courses can also be run at your organisation.
Topics we are often asked for include:
▪ survival skills for management and leaders
▪ educational leadership
▪ documentation of children’s learning
▪ intentional teaching
▪ play based learning
▪ creating inspirational play spaces
▪ having hard conversations
▪ relationships with children
▪ relationships with families
▪ children’s behaviour
Our presenters and facilitators are:
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Explore & Develop commissioned Semann & Slattery to develop professional learning packages for their franchisees and their Educational Leaders. The packages consist of leadership assessments (using Hogan Assessment tools), tailored professional development courses and individual coaching sessions.
In 2015 and 2016, Semann & Slattery developed one day annual conferences for Liverpool City Council’s early childhood services. By designing a conference specifically for Council’s educators, we could target current learning needs.
In 2016 G8 Education engaged Semann & Slattery to design an eight month professional development program for over 400 of G8’s Educational Leaders across Australia. The aim was to advance the Educational Leaders’ ability to lead educational excellence. The program offered a range of learning and teaching strategies, including a series of six workshops, featuring an action research project, and two conferences held at a midway point and after the final workshop. In addition, an educational leader magazine was published three times throughout the program and a dedicated webpage was developed as a clearinghouse for information and ongoing support.
The Bastow Institute of Educational Leadership organises transformative professional development for Victorian education professionals. Semann & Slattery was engaged to develop and deliver a series of professional development courses to foster the leadership skills of primary and secondary teachers.
Campbelltown City Council engaged Semann & Slattery to run professional learning programs about leadership, management and team building for a group of Council Departments (Arts & Leisure and Child & Family Services). For some of the programs, individual and group coaching, as well as action research methodology, was integrated into the learning.
G8 Education commissioned Semann & Slattery to develop 14 professional learning packages for their educators. Additionally, we conducted train the trainer sessions for the G8 trainers who were to deliver the packages Australia wide.
Semann & Slattery developed a four-part professional learning program to teach leaders in the education and care sector the skills required to coach staff members. Coaching tasks were set for participants to practice between sessions and reflect on the outcomes with the group.
Semann & Slattery collaborated with Macquarie University’s Institute of Early Childhood to bring together aspiring education and care leaders from across NSW in Sydney for regular sessions over a year and support them to undertake action research during the program. This program was delivered for 6 consecutive years with new cohorts annually.
The Victorian Government sought the expertise of Semann & Slattery to provide change management training to their directly delivered and funded programs in nine regions across Victoria. The program was obviously successful because two years later the Victorian Government re-engaged us to offer an additional suite of full day courses to further support change management initiatives.