Assistant Principal Officers (APs) are an important link between senior management and those tasked with delivering organisational goals on the ground. The challenge for those new to the Assistant Principal level is to find a balance between using existing experience and expertise while continuously identifying alternative approaches, behaviours and skils to work with and through others to deliver on goals and responsibilities.
This programme is designed to assist those newly promoted to the Assistant Principal (AP) role to align their skill sets and approaches with the needs and expectations of this senior leadership role. The programme will support staff to achieve their people leadership, oversight and functional responsibilities by developing an appropriate leadership mindset and broaden relevant skillsets to work between with and through others to achieve results.
The programme consists of three x one day modules with the time between modules to allow for individual reflection and application of learning to organisational issues. We also offer the possibility to undertake a diagnostic tool as a means to provide individual feedback and accelerate learning. The programme is firmly grounded in the current realities of the public sector. Various approaches are used to assist discussion, debate and application of points to participants’ working situations. Participants should identify development goals as a focus for their learning and be willing to bring and share work challenges as a basis for discussion to learn.