The Thriving Principal – 2023 Program

In May 2020 we published the report of the research Dr Chris Dolan conducted for the South Australian Secondary Principals’ Association (SASPA), South Australian Primary Principals’ Association (SAPPA), and the University of South Australia (UniSA). Paradox in the Lives and Work of School Principals is important research.  It explores a range of ambiguities, contradictions, and tensions principals experience in fulfilling the dual roles of school community leader and system leader.
Click here to read this important research.
“The Thriving Principal” is a SASPA professional learning program designed to equip principals to better work within the tensions and paradoxes Dr Dolan described so well. This is a tremendous opportunity for principals to provide and receive strategically focused peer learning.

The Thriving Principal PD Map – Click Here

When: Day 1 – 26th May, Friday Week 4, Term 2 & Day 2 – 23rd October, Monday Week 2, Term 4
Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm (both days)
Where: Rezz Hotel Function Room, 20 Hamilton Terrace, Newton SA 5074
Registration Cost for 2 day program: $150
Please note this is a SASPA Member Only event.

Please note we will be filming and taking photos at this event, if you prefer not to be on camera, please let us know.

Registrations for this event have closed – if you have any queries, please feel free to get in contact with
SASPA Events & Marketing Coordinator, Amelia Dixon. 


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