The National Flagship Program 2020 - 2021


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: $9,900. A number of partial scholarships are available, thanks to the generosity of our sponsors. Scholarship applications are included in the full application process.

Any other school or organisation please contact Jennifer Davies.

Days 1 and 2: 7th and 8th December 2020 

Days 3, 4, 5: 12th – 14th April 2021

Days 6, 7, 8: 21st – 23rd June 2021

Days 9 and 10: 2nd and 3rd September 2021

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 National 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.”