Term 3 - Aspirant School Leader Forum: Building and Maintaining Your Resilience (TUT)

10 places available

Start:  Wednesday 22 August 2018 - 9.00am

Finish: Wednesday 22 August 2018 - 3.00pm

New Premises:  SSTUWA building, 1 West Street, West Perth WA 6005 (off Thomas Street)


Have you recently moved into, or are considering moving into, a new leadership role in your school?  This includes roles such as Level 3, CRT, HOD, HOLA, Deputy or union delegate?

The SSTUWA is delighted to continue to offer a series of forums designed specifically for new or aspirant leaders during 2018.

Building and Maintaining Your Resilience

Are you looking for an improved ability to manage pressure, stress, change, conflict or crisis? This course will provide skill development for making changes and enhance your leadership skills to help others improve morale and productivity.

Resilience is the ability to adapt well to stress, adversity and major transitions. People who have a resilient disposition are better able to maintain poise and a healthy level of physical and psychological wellness in the face of life's challenges. Individuals who are less resilient are more likely to dwell on problems, feel overwhelmed, use unhealthy coping tactics to handle stress, and develop anxiety and depression.

Forum Outline:

  • What is resilience and why is it so vital?
  • Understanding the latest research on resilience.
  • Understanding and measuring factors that impact on resilience.
  • Self-managment and 'stress inoculation' techniques.
  • The centrality of resilience in professional and personal wellbeing.
  • Developing through management strategies.
  • Self-assessment wheel and identification of early intervention strategies for management reduced resilience.
  • Building resilience through Mindfulness and Meditation
  • Concrete strategies for maximising a resilient, optimistic disposition to:
    • Remain calm and enhance wellbeing under pressure.
    • Combat withdrawal and stress responses; and
    • Engouraging rejuvenation.
    • Note: All strategies can be applied to personal and professional contexts.

Facilitator: Melanie Fisher (M.Psych)

Melanie is a dynamic and engaging facilitator, coach and therapist who is results focussed. Melanie has contributed to research in the field of executive coaching and is passionate about having the right conversation to help individuals achieve their goals.

Melanie is a provider of inspiring training programs based on cutting-edge best practice providing practical tools to flourish as an individual and a leader. 


$ 100 : Members
$ 200 : Non-Members


Morning tea and lunch provided.

We are able to supply a vegetarian or gluten free option. Please advise us prior to the event. training@sstuwa.org.au

Nominated Audience

Aspiring or newly appointed Deputies, HODS, Program Coordinators, Level 3, Union delegates, or any other leadership positions in a school.

Trade union training leave

Members in schools and TAFE colleges are eligible for five days of paid leave per year to attend trade union training (TUT).

To comply with TUT leave requirements applicants must:

  • Submit applications to DoE/principal four weeks prior to the event.
  • Provide DoE/principal with a printed copy of the course program attached to this form.
  • Be nominated by the SSTUWA. See “nominated audience” on the attached course program.

This leave provision covers teacher relief for members attending SSTUWA TUT courses.

For school administration
When processing TUT leave applications:

  • Indicate the leave is “Miscellaneous Paid Leave” when completing an application for leave form.
  • “Trade Union Training - project code 1471” should be written under leave type.

Professional Standards for Teachers in Western Australia

This training relates to the following standards :

Standard 4 – Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments
Standard 6 – Engage in professional learning
Standard 7 – Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community