Welcome to The Playbook. The Playbook is a newsletter focused on Learning and Leadership. Every four weeks we bring you an update of upcoming Professional Learning and some Leadership Inspiration.

Customised Professional Learning 

Are you responsible for arranging professional Learning for your: network, school leadership team, or region? Call WAPPA to talk about how we can help! WAPPA can come to you to deliver any of our highly sought-after professional learning programs. 

Coming up at WAPPA
Fierce Conversations provides four practical frameworks that help and support you to tackle the most difficult conversations with confidence.
Are you located in the Midwest?
We are bringing Fierce Conversations to you!
Location:        Geraldton
Date:               15 & 16 July 2021 (School Holidays)
EOI:                  Register your interest here!

Fierce Conversations also coming up in Perth
Locaton:          WAPPA, West Leederville
Date:                2 & 3 June 2021
Registration:  Enrol here!
Have you ever wanted to know how schools implement the Leader in Me process?
You are invited to come and learn how schools Learning, Culture & Academics are being impacted by their students. Click here to see the full PDF.

Virtual Leadership Day
16 June 2021, 11:30am - 12:30pm EST
To register your interest for this free webinar please email 
WAPPA is committed to the successful development of quality teaching and learning for primary school students through the identification and cultivation of exemplary leadership.

The WAPPA Professional Achievement Grants provide funding to enable members to build their capacity to provide high-level educational leadership resulting in a positive impact on the school. The Awards recognise the outstanding leadership and dedication amongst our members. Please note that the closing date has been extended until the close of business on 28 June 2021. For all the details click here
Zoom Information Session
Want to nominate yourself or a colleague for an Award or Grant but don't quite know where to start? Join the Awards & Grants Panel and Board Members, Gary Crocetta and Aaron Young for a Q & A Info session via Zoom. The session will be an opportunity to hear about the available Awards & Grants and ask the Panel any questions about the application process.

Thursday 10 June 2021, 2.30pm
Register here!

Do you qualify for a WAPPA Professional Learner Award?

WAPPA Professional Learner Awards recognise WAPPA members’ commitment to life-long learning and a commitment to developing self and others. It acknowledges and celebrates the professional skills and evolution of the WAPPA member, distinguishing and setting them apart from those who simply “attend” training. 

The criteria assess professional learning at four levels: 

All eligible applicants in each level will receive:

  • a framed certificate
  • a professional learner pin

All eligible Professional Learners will go into a draw where the winner will receive a WAPPA voucher for WAPPA Professional Learning or the WAPPA Conference in 2022.

Click here for full details.

Suffering from Imposter Syndrome? 

Imposter Syndrome can affect anyone, regardless of job or social status, but high achieving individuals often experience it.

The term was first coined by psychologists in 1978. In 2020, a meta-analysis of 62 studies that included 14,161 participants showed that the rates of imposter syndrome varied widely from 9% to 82% depending on the criteria (Bravata, et. al. 2020). Although it appears to disproportionately affect high-achieving people who find it difficult to accept their accomplishments. For some people, the experience of imposter syndrome can be short-lived, such as the first couple of weeks in a new job. For others, the experience can be lifelong.
Symptoms of Imposter Syndrome include:

  • A sense of being a fraud
  • Fear of being discovered
  • Difficulty internalising their success
Impact on the workplace
These feelings can impact job performance, job satisfaction, prevent people from taking on additional responsibilities, and create self-doubt, which leads to job dissatisfaction and burnout, avoiding promotion, overachievement, and mental health complications such as anxiety, and depression.
Some Tips for overcoming Imposter Syndrome
  1. Talk about it: Share feelings with a trusted colleague, friend or family member which can help the individual develop a more realistic perspective on their capabilities.
  2. Be aware of the symptoms: just knowing about imposter syndrome can help people recognise the symptoms.
  3. Accept that perfectionism is impossible: to have healthy self-esteem and self-worth we need to understand both our strengths and our weaknesses. Nobody is perfect, and we all make mistakes. Learning to accept this is important to our wellbeing and resilience.
  4. Swap negative thoughts for positive ones: celebrate current achievements, recall past success, keep a record of positive feedback from others.
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