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Leadership Retreat


The full program for the Leadership Retreat - Managing High Performing Teams is available here now. 


Sunday 12 May and Monday 13 May at Gold Coast Recreation Centre, Palm Beach.

The ACHPER QLD Leadership Retreat is for HPE Heads of Department and HPE teachers ready for a HOD role. HPE leaders from across Australia are invited to participate.

You can access the program here.

The program will provide practical strategies of translating leadership theory into your everyday school setting. Participants will work in large and small groups with plenty of time allocated to individual reflection, sharing of experiences and forward planning.   

Unlike a conference, the retreat offers close working opportunities that create the potential for informal groups meeting into the future and/or mentoring opportunities. The Leadership Retreat will include some physical activities that relate to leadership and informal down time for those all-important networking conversations.

The ACHPER QLD Leadership Retreat will provide you with:

  • Knowledge of leadership theory
  • Awareness of your personal leadership style and how to work from your strengths
  • Workload management skills
  • Practical strategies for leading high performing teams within your school
  • Tips and tactics for having difficult conversations
  • A HPE network for leadership and good practice (unlike our usual curriculum or sport networks)

The Gold Coast Recreation Centre is located directly on Tallebudgera Beach. The participant fee includes all meals and snacks (except dinner) and shared accommodation in en-suite rooms.

Cost: $440 for ACHPER members + $500 for non-members

The ACHPER QLD Leadership Retreat Series is proudly supported by Queensland Recreation Centres

Presenter Profiles

Liz Foster, Principal, MacGregor State High School

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 Liz is an established leader in education and is currently the Principal of MacGregor State High School in Brisbane. Over the past 15 years she has served in leadership positions at Ferny Grove State High School, Stretton State College and Kelvin Grove State College.

As an educator Liz is relentlessly optimistic about the potential of all young people and the change that this generation will lead. With energy and experience she values community, authentic learning experiences and the building of high performing teams.

Glenn Amezdroz, Senior Consultant, Physical Education

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Glenn Amezdroz (MEd BEd DipPhys Ed) was the Principal Education Officer-Physical Education at the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA). He has extensive experience in curriculum writing and development of assessment. Previously Glenn was Head of Department, HPE and Home Economics at All Hallows’ School in Brisbane, giving him a full understanding of the daily pressure facing HPE Teachers. He was also a member of the Australian Curriculum-Health and Physical Education Advisory Committee with ACARA during the Shaping Paper phase of the project. Glenn is the vice-president of ACHPER Australia. Glenn has published in middle and senior school in HPE and is now consulting in curriculum.

Ben Williams - Lecturer Health and P.E, Griffith University

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Ben Williams is a Lecturer in Health and Physical Education in the School of Education and Professional Studies at Griffith University. He has an undergraduate degree with honours in Human Movement Studies (Education) and a PhD from The University of Queensland. Before completing his PhD and joining Griffith University, Ben was a secondary school health and physical education at The Gap State High School in Brisbane.

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