2019 Leaders Conference

This year's Leaders Conference will be held at the Adelaide Hills Convention Centre on 12 and 13 August.

MONDAY 12 AUGUST

Day begins at 9:45am with Welcome to Country and Welcome to our Leaders Conference.

Keynote: Dis-connect and re-connect – how to unplug, unwind and think clearly in the digital age.

Productive leaders create habits of activity AND inactivity. They know when to use technology, and also when to unplug. It’s about rhythms, patterns, and making space to focus on what matters most.

Workshop 1 - EMAIL NINJA - how to take back control of your email inbox

Get your inbox to zero and keep on top of the huge volume of emails that come your way.

Workshop 2 - S.P.A.C.E HABITS

Many of us feel busy and distracted. Both leaders and students need to set culture and navigate the positive and negative aspects of constant connection.
Discover how to make S.P.A.C.E in the digital age, using this personal productivity framework:

  • Set limits,
  • Predictable patterns,
  • Assign rest before work,
  • Concrete relationships, and
  • Embrace silence

Day concludes around 5pm.

7pm Conference dinner at The Haus Restaurant, Hahndorf

TUESDAY 13 AUGUST

9.00am - ABSA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Workshop 3 - LIST ASSASSIN and PRIORITY SAMURAI HABITS

Leaders need high-level skills to manage complexity in the digital age, including personal productivity systems to reduce stress, increase planning and maximise creativity.

Discover the CORD Habits (Capture, Organise, Review, Do)

  • Capture ideas on the run to reduce stress
  • Organise a two-level list (projects and tasks)
  • Review your lists weekly and plan your week
  • Do your most important tasks each day

Learn how to choose and use a To-Do List App to suit your context

Workshop 4 - PERSONAL WELL-BEING - A PHYSICAL BREAK

Workshop 5 - WORK-LIFE BALANCE + Q & A + CONCLUSION

The S.P.A.C.E. framework of personal productivity, including time for table-conversations, and personal application (related to self, to staff, and to students).

Questions around use of digital technology and students, and strategies that work / don’t work in the boarding school context.

CONCLUSION - Day concludes at 3pm