The CLA, along with the generous support of The Local Buying Foundation and the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal, is providing educators in Moranbah and Dysart with the opportunity to participate in a bespoke leadership and professional networking program, Care to Lead.

This program has been developed in consultation with educators, and aims to provide opportunities for professional and personal growth, professional networking, and the development of a supportive and engaged community of early childhood and school age care professionals.

Sessions are delivered in a live, online setting every month. Participants are greatly encouraged to attend the live sessions as this gives them the opportunity to connect and collaborate with their colleagues and the facilitators. We do, however, understand the need for flexibility and we do provide recorded sessions after the live version so those who can’t attend live can catch up on the session at a time that suits them.

Opportunity to attend the C&K conference in Brisbane in July 2024!

The C&K Conference is renowned for being a dynamic gathering of minds dedicated to shaping the future of early childhood education. Care to Lead participants will be offered the opportunity to attend the conference in Brisbane in July 2024. This is an all-expenses paid trip that will offer the chosen participant an inspiring and engaging experience, not only for them, but for their colleagues and peers back in Moranbah and Dysart. The chosen participant will return to the Care to Lead group to share their knowledge, insights and experiences.

How you can be the lucky educator!

If you wish to throw your hat in the ring to attend, you need to:

  1. Attend Care to Lead – if you haven’t attended so far, that is ok – you can engage with the online sessions that have already taken place and start attending the live sessions.
  2. Be able to share with us what Care to Lead has provided you with so far.
  3. Provide an outline of a project or piece of work you want to focus on in your service and identify how it relates to one of the key themes of the conference. (There is a link to these below).
  4. Commit to sharing the insights and knowledge you gain from the conference with your colleagues and peers AND how it influenced your project. This will be presented to the Care to Lead attendees and this might be online or at an in person event.

The conference is on Saturday 20 July 2024 – you will fly to Brisbane on Friday 19 July, and fly home on Sunday 21 July.

You will be supported! When you return from the conference, you will be able to work with Kylie and Shelley to reflect on, synthesise, and apply your insights and knowledge to your chosen project. And then you will be supported to prepare your presentation to share your insights, knowledge, and project outcomes with the other Care to Lead participants.

There is an application process – applications will open 6 May and close 31 May. We will – announce the chosen educator on 8 June 2024.

We are working very hard to secure more funding to send more than one educator.

If you are interested in attending, you can learn how to apply here.

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