Term 4 is flying by with so many things happening in schools and at WAPPA. It is times like this that we need to reflect and create a Stop Doing List as the great leadership author Jim Collins stated in Good to Great. Once you do this you can focus on things of the greatest importance and have the most impact.

Thank you so much to the Aspirants who were able to attend the recent holiday event. Amanda McGovern and I had such an awesome day presenting to and engaging with over 20 enthusiastic participants. The sessions focused on the principles and paradigms of the 7 Habits, and Networking 101.

Our next Aspirants event has been scheduled for Friday 21 January 2022. This event will be followed by our 2022 Welcome Sundowner.

Unfortunately, our WAPPA7s event in Week 2 had to be rescheduled due to the extreme weather warning. It will now go ahead in Week 6.

The session will allow participants to:
developing a shared definition of networking,
understanding their individual purpose for networking,
discover a variety of networking opportunities, and
develop an action plan for networking success.

The workshop will finish up with a networking sundowner event.

Thursday, 18 November
3:30pm - 6:00pm
Register here (if you weren't registered for the initial event)
Collegial Groups
This term we have launched two new Collegial Groups. The first group, Wolf Pack, had their initial meeting on Friday, 22 October. Magnificently facilitated by Tom Campbell, the group unpacked how effective Collegial Groups operate. There was an extremely positive vibe throughout the day.

The second group, which is yet to be named, met for the first time last Friday, 29 October. Geoff Smith did an excellent job leading the group through the process of establishing norms, protocols and guidelines.   

Thank you so much to Tom and Geoff for giving their time and expertise.
Member Support News
Jan Applin has bounced back into the Member Support team following her hip surgery. Thank you so much to Julian Vinciullo, Greg Brice, Phillippa Berkhout, Tom Campbell, Rudy Rybarczyk and Lorna Woodley for the sensational job they did filling in for Jan during Term 3. Their efforts are greatly appreciated.

Don't forget that WAPPA's support team are always available to our members. Whether it's just for some advice, a listening ear, or assistance managing complex issues. We all are here to help.
YouthCARE’s Principals’ Chaplaincy Program
YouthCARE’s Principals’ Chaplaincy Program offers regional Principals a confidential, supportive pastoral care service. The program was rolled out in WA as an Australian first and has seen great results over the past five years. The Chaplains have been able to support many Principals through hard times and act as a great encouragement to others.

Four Principals’ Chaplains currently service sixteen regions across WA:
Grant Collins - Wheatbelt Region
0477 014 189 |  

 David de Kock - Eastern Wheatbelt
0429 203 162 | 

 Jill Clements - Mid-West
0400 327 942 | 

 Malcolm Potts - South West Region
0477 016 834 | 
PeopleSense and Manager Assistant Program 
The PeopleSense EAP Programis a free, professional and confidential counselling service available to Education Department Staff. The service can be used for any personal or work related issues that are impacting your general wellbeing. PeopleSense can also provide advice and guidance to school leaders (Management Assistance) faced with people-related issues such as:
Fitness for work
Psychological health of an employee
Performance Management
Organisational change
Managing difficult behaviour
Education sessions
Developing resilience

Clickherefor more information, or contact PeopleSense on 1300 307 912.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
The 7 Habits are now more relevant than ever. As individuals and leaders, we need to refocus and clearly prioritise the aspects of life and work that are most important. The purpose of the Habits is to help you lead your life in a truly effective way. They represent a proven process of personal and interpersonal growth that can have an immediate and lasting impact.

The program allows participants to reflect deeply into and challenge the principles and paradigms that define the way they view and respond to themselves, others, events, etc. 
The Habits challenge you to consider your actions and intentions from the perspective of personal control and provides strategies for living life with purpose. 

Register now for November's program, here.
Day 1: Tuesday 16 November
Day 2: Monday 29 November
The Leader in Me Virtual Overview Webinars 
Learn about Leader in Me by exploring its paradigms, highly effective practices, and results outlined in its unique and transformational Framework. Click here to find out more about these FREE webinars.

8 November 2021, 9am - registration
23 November 2021, 11am - registration
All times are AEDT
I look forward to catching up with you soon.

  Dean Finlay
Manager, Member Services and Vice President
Western Australian Primary Principals’ Associ­­­­ation
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