The Professional Development Network is a not for profit organisation, formed by School Leaders for School Leaders
The Professional Development Network (PDN) is designed by school leaders for school leaders and provides high quality leadership development.
We have been operating in South East Queensland and supported by Metropolitan Region, DET and the School of Education and Professional Studies, Griffith University for over 20 years. Our network is a well-regarded, unique and supported, committed to Excellence in Leadership since 1995.
The PDN provides leading and provocative educational leadership opportunities for you and your staff. Our aim is to provide ‘something different - something more’ and we greatly value the School Leaders and Aspiring Leaders from all regions, sectors and types of schools and provides a wonderful platform to network with purpose. Our network has strong partnerships with our sponsors and the educational community and look forward to both connecting you with like-minded colleagues as well as helping you access high quality professional learning to meet your specific needs and goals.
Each year, the PDN committee organise a series of provocative, helpful and informative leadership sessions in one of three formats:
- After school Workshops from 4 to 6 pm
- Leadership Breakfasts from 7 to 8.30 am
- Annual 2-day Conference held in August on the Gold Coast
Twilight workshops (4 - 6 pm) at various Brisbane venues
- 17 May (Gold Coast)
- 13 June
- 5 September
- 24 October
PDN Leadership Breakfast with the new Director General
21 June 2018: 7:00 am - 8:30 am
Who are the Professional Development Network?
The Professional Development Network (PDN), is a not-for-profit educational, Queensland schools’ network organised by school leaders for school leaders.
The PDN aims to provide and promote professional development activities for leaders and aspiring leaders in Brisbane, Ipswich and surrounding areas. It operates in partnership with Griffith University and is designed by a dedicated committee of School Leaders, Metropolitan Regional Advisors and Griffith University staff.
2018 PDN SCHOOL LEADERS CONFERENCE
This year's conference theme will be 'Framing the Future'. It will take place at RACV Royal Pines Resort on 2-3 August 2018.
The Professional Development Network (PDN) School Leaders’ conference is for educational leadership teams and individuals across all school systems who have a vision for insightful change, deliverable practice and networking.
The PDN committee look forward to sharing another exciting, thought provoking and energetic conference program.
|Gayle Coleman||Principal||Ascot State School|
|Amanda Cooper||Deputy Principal||Hilder Road State School|
|Charmaine Driver||Principal||Darling Point Special School|
|Liam Exelby||Manager||YXL Institute|
|Mary-Ellen Feldhagen||Admin Officer & Events Organiser||PDN/Griffith University|
|Majella Frith||Principal||Wondall Heights SS|
|Bev Flückiger||Assoc Professor||School of EPS, Griffith University|
|Ingrid Freeman||Principal||Kenmore State School|
|Debbie Hansen||Principal||Forest Lake State School|
|Wade Haynes||PDN Chairperson, Executive Principal||Brisbane State High School|
|Leigh Hobart||Deputy Head of Junior School (T&L)||Brisbane Boys College|
|Jo Hughes||Principal||Bundamba State Secondary College|
|Pauline Kenzler||Manager (School Improvement)||Independent Schools Qld|
|Gerowyn Lacaze||Deputy Principal||Balmoral State High School|
|Joseba Larrazabal||Principal||Kedron State High School|
|Jennie Lindsay||ARD (Statewide Special Schools)||Metropolitan Region, Dept of Education|
|Kim McNamara||Principal||West End State School|
|Andrew Peach||Principal||Marsden State State High School|
|Neil Randall||Principal||Ormiston State School|
|Katrina Savage||Conference Organiser||Event Associates|
|Jane Sedgman||Assistant Regional Director||Metropolitan Region, Dept of Education|
|John Webster||Principal||Wellers Hill State School|
|Paul Zernike||Principal||Milton State School|