Leadership Essentials

Leadership Essentials


Learn how to manage, motivate and inspire your team!

This workshop will provide you with the tools to create high performing teams. This workshop is specifically designed for Nominated Supervisors, Authorised Supervisors, Room Leaders, Assistants and Managers.

Making the transition from Educator to Leader can be one of the most challenging and rewarding journeys to take. In this workshop, we’ll explore strategies and tools for you to become a successful leader. You’ll hear funny stories about those who have tried and failed and inspirational tales about those who have taken on the challenge and won!

After this workshop, once difficult conversations will seem like a breeze, and you’ll be able to de-escalate conflict by building positive, respectful relationships with your team. As you begin to practice the skills you’ll become a credible, confident leader who’s respected and admired


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– Master the art of effective leadership and discover your personal leadership style.

-Discover the psychological tricks behind motivating your team and learn how to keep them engaged.

– Uncover the tools to give effective feedback and learn how to have difficult conversations.

– Save time by learning how to delegate and give instructions effectively.

– Learn simple assertiveness strategies and stand up to aggressive behaviour.

– Sometimes Educators clash, learn how to prevent and resolve conflict in your team.






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 Respect Me!

During the day, we’ll explore the Bolman & Deal (2003) model of Leadership. You will discover your leadership orientation. Are you a; human resources, political, structural or symbolic style of leader? How does this affect the way you establish credibility and lead your team?

Do you have LAZY staff?

We’ll explore self-determination theory and the role Autonomy, Competency and Belonging have in creating a happy motivated team.  We’ll look at short-term extrinsic motivators and how they can be used to push through change.

Difficult Team Members?

Difficult team members can bring down the entire team! We’ll look at simple short-term strategies to manage difficult behaviours and uncover the psychological basis for why people exhibit non-supportive behaviours.

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  • 4 Hour Workshop
  • Leadership Self-Assessment
  • Cheat Sheets
  • Case Studies
  • Certificate

$225 + BF

Have more than 10 leaders? 
Click here for a full range of in-house options.



Adrian Pattra is a professional educator with a Master of Education (Ed. Psychology) as well as a Bachelor of Adult Education (Human Resources). 

He’s has held various senior management roles in the Early Childhood sector including Group General Manager and Education Director. Adrian has managed over 300 frontline and senior staff and believes that developing high quality, passionate Educators is the key to quality outcomes for children.

With over 20-years of experience, Adrian is a well-respected professional educator, both in the Early Childhood and Corporate sectors. Together with his family Adrian owns and operates a long daycare centre in Sydney’s lower north shore.

He is a passionate and fun-loving educator. The workshop draws on his experience as well as proven theoretical models and practical step-by-step strategies.