The National Flagship Program 2019 - 2020


The National Flagship Program design reflects the Leadership Centre philosophy that leadership is an ongoing inner and outer journey; of developing self-awareness and deepening knowledge and skills of leadership.

Participants from: AIS Member Schools: $9,800
Any other school or organisation please contact Jennifer Davies.

Days 1 and 2: Sunday 8th December – Monday 9th December 2019

Days 3, 4 and 5: Wednesday 22nd April – Friday 24th April 2020

Days 6, 7 and 8: Monday 29th June – Wednesday 1st July 2020

Days 9 and 10: Thursday 3rd September – Friday 4th September 2020

At a glance

  • 10 face-to-face days over 10 months
  • One night residential including a formal dinner
  • Three online meetings
  • Pre-reading and associated activities prior to each program day
  • Leadership of a school-based, strategically aligned change initiative with a presentation of the outcomes on Day 10
  • A reflective summative 5000-word essay
  • A 360-degree Leadership Circle™ Profile
  • A Professional Companion
  • Shadowing an experienced school Principal
  • Shadowing a corporate leader
  • Structured school visits
  • An in-school mentor
  • Presentation reflecting beliefs of leadership, learning, education and schooling
  • University credit at over 15 universities across Australia
  • Application-based
  • Partial scholarships are available on application.

Professional Standards

The Flagship Program addresses both the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers and the Australian Professional Standard for Principals. Eligible candidates in schools from all sectors across Australia and beyond are encouraged to apply.

AITSL, 2017

“By developing a disposition for learning, a broad range of skills, and the confidence and aptitude to apply them with impact, aspiring and new principals will be better prepared to keep pace with trends and new research, and respond effectively to culturally diverse communities. This helps to develop principals who are agile, informed and successful in the role.”