2018 APPA National Conference

The Australian Primary Principals Australia (APPA) National conference travels to Perth in September 2018 to explore the theme of Visionary Leadership and to showcase the best the profession has to offer.

This is the premier event for primary school leaders who want to hear national and international presenters representing the global education profession. Delegates will experience visionary keynote sessions on the latest cutting edge research, plus a number of concurrent sessions aimed to take a deeper dive to address common challenges, and provide knowledge-sharing opportunities. This National event will extend engaging professional networking and provide direct access to key service providers and innovative educational resources.

Visionary leaders are the builders of a new dawn, working with imagination, insight, and boldness. Their eyes are on the horizon. They present challenges that call people together around a shared sense of purpose. They are innovators and change agents, seeing the big picture and thinking strategically.

Throughout history, great changes have been led by individuals who had a vision, and were able to communicate that vision to others. They were able to perceive changes, like technological advances, with a view to the future, and the new skills that needed to be developed to deal with it.

Visionary leaders recognise that the processes of leadership are achieved with and through people. The dynamic changes to the school environment dictate that leaders inspire, engage and build the capacity of their team members to accomplish an inspirational vision.