The Professional Development Network is a not for profit organisation, formed by School Leaders for School Leaders

The Professional Development Network (PDN) is designed for you 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 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 pm to 6 pm
  • Leadership breakfasts’ from 7 am to 8.30 am
  • Annual 2-day conference held in August on the Gold Coast

What's on

From breakfasts, after school workshops to an annual conference

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.

Find out more

Committee Members

NamePositionSchool/Organisation
Gayle ColemanPrincipalAscot State School
Amanda CooperDeputy PrincipalHilder Road State School
Charmaine DriverPrincipalDarling Point Special School
Liam ExelbyManagerYXL Institute
Mary-Ellen FeldhagenAdmin Officer & Events OrganiserPDN/Griffith University
Majella FrithPrincipalWondall Heights SS
Bev FlückigerAssoc ProfessorSchool of EPS, Griffith University
Ingrid FreemanPrincipalKenmore State School
Debbie HansenPrincipalRuncorn Heights State School
Wade HaynesPDN Chairperson, Executive PrincipalBrisbane State High School
Leigh HobartDeputy Head of Junior School (T&L)Brisbane Boys College
Jo HughesPrincipalBundamba State Secondary College
Pauline KenzlerManager (School Improvement)Independent Schools Qld
Gerowyn LacazeDeputy PrincipalBalmoral State High School
Joseba LarrazabalPrincipalKedron State High School
Jennie LindsayARD (Statewide Special Schools)Metropolitan Region, DET
Kim McNamaraPrincipalWest End State School
Andrew PeachPrincipalMarsden State State High School
Neil RandallPrincipalOrmiston State School
Katrina SavageConference OrganiserEvent Associates
Jane SedgmanAssistant Regional DirectorMetropolitan Region, DET
John WebsterPrincipalWellers Hill State School
Paul ZernikePrincipalMilton State School

Contact

Get in touch with the Professional Development Network