The Professional Development Network is a not for profit group, 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 October on the Gold Coast
In 2020 we look forward to celebrating 25 years of provoking leadership excellence, offering an exciting program of events around the theme Thinking Leaders: Provocations and Opportunities, which will confront the big issues facing education right now!
Subscribe now to the Professional Development Network to enjoy these benefits.
2020 Twilight workshops (4 - 6 pm) are held at various Brisbane venues. The PDN hosts up to 6 of these per year.
Cost: PDN Subscriber $60.50 each / Non-subscriber $82.50 each (Prices include GST) *Register a team of 4 and one can attend for FREE
- 26 February
- 1 April (CANCELLED)
- 13 May (Free Live Webinar)
- 18 June (Free Live Webinar)
- 9 September
- 28 October
For more detailed information about each individual workshop, see the events feed below which will be updated as presenters are confirmed.
OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS: Possibilities and provocations for learning environments beyond 2020
04 Jun 2020 3.30 pm – 04 Jun 2020 4.30 pm
Inspiring opportunities and unsettling challenges often go hand-in-hand. Over the past few months...
The New LGBTIQ+ Employee Inclusion Strategy for Education Qld schools
18 Jun 2020 3.30 pm – 18 Jun 2020 4.30 pm
This interactive webinar will cover: Understanding the importance of creating an inclusive culture...
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.
|Melissa Burke||Principal||Bracken Ridge State School|
|Charmaine Driver||Principal||Darling Point Special School|
|Mary-Ellen Feldhagen||Admin Officer & Events Organiser||PDN/Griffith University|
|Majella Frith||Principal||Wondall Heights State School|
|Bev Flückiger||Professor||School of EPS, Griffith University|
|Ingrid Freeman||Principal||Kenmore State School|
|Tina Gaudry||Conference Organiser||Dot Dash Events|
|Debbie Hansen||Principal||Forest Lake State School|
|Leigh Hobart||Head of Academic Performance and Innovation||Brisbane Boys' College|
|Nigel Hughes||Executive Principal||Southport State High School|
|Joseba Larrazabal||Principal||Kedron State High School|
|Anne Lawson||Principal||Springfield Central State High School|
|Robert McDowall||Principal||Ipswich Special School|
|Kim McNamara||Principal||West End State School|
|Andrew Peach||Principal||Marsden State State High School|
|Neil Randall||Principal||Ormiston State School|
|Leisa Thompson||Conference Organiser||Dot Dash Events|
|Paul Zernike||Principal||Milton State School|