ECA Leadership Program

9 Modules, 3 Webinars

Self-paced learning over 3 months

Printed resources

Online courses

Online Community

$649 – Non-members

$585 – ECA Learning Hub Subscriber (If you are an ECA Learning Hub Subscriber please contact customer service to access your discount.)

$552 – ECA Member

This program includes access to:

  • twelve online professional learning modules and webinars
  • the ECA Leadership Program folder containing the hardcopy Leadership Capability Framework
  • a ‘how-to’ guide with suggestions on how to make the most of the Framework
  • online forum where you can connect with others who are completing the program
  • the opportunity to develop your own Personalised Professional Learning Plan relevant to your individual work environment and development priorities
  • respected leaders within the sector who can provide tailored feedback (optional) on your Personalised Professional Learning Plan
  • an ECA Leadership Program completion certificate.

Presenter

Dr Leanne Gibbs is a researcher, author and consultant. She consults on leadership and public policy in education and care. Leanne is also a doctoral candidate at Charles Sturt University and works as a principle researcher for a large public provider of early childhood education.

Duration

The program can be completed part-time, within three months. However, you will have access to the program for 12 months, in case you require or prefer a longer timeline. The program timeframe will depend on your availability and how involved you become; for example, if you choose to engage with any additional resources this may increase your ECA Leadership Program timeframe.

ECA Leadership Program

Intended audience

  • Leaders
  • Team leaders
  • Educational Leaders
  • Directors and manager

By completing the program participants will:

  • Be motivated by professionalism to recognise their own strengths, develop a strong professional identity, and believe that high standards begin with themselves.
  • Reflect on their own experiences, analyse their own and others’ cultures and diverse needs and examine and compare varying perspectives.
  • Reflect on how educators can use their leadership as advocates for early childhood education and care.
  • Hear from experienced leaders, and talk about how they have engaged with Aboriginal communities to honour children’s rights and diversity.
  • Unpack where governance and management sit within creating cohesive and effective teams, reflecting on the importance of existing culture and change management concepts using their understanding of leadership and personal leadership strengths and development needs, and create a personalised Professional Learning Plan.

What happens once I purchase the ECA Leadership Program?

  • You will be sent an ECA Leadership Program email from ECA within 48 hours of your purchase. This email will provide you with your online access through the Learning Hub portal. 
  • With your online access you can now immediately start the ECA Leadership Program 
  • Your ECA Leadership Program folder will be posted out to you. This folder contains the hardcopy Leadership Capability Framework and ‘how-to’ guide. Please note you will need this folder to guide you through the online courses. 
  • Throughout the program, you will develop your individual Personalised Professional Learning Plan. You also have the option for mentor feedback on your Personalised Professional Learning Plan by a sector leader. 
  • You will receive a certificate of completion when you have completed all compulsory components of the program (online learning modules and webinars).

Testimonials

This professional development opportunity offered by Early Childhood Australia is essential for anyone in a leadership position in the education sector. You will reflect on the leader you were, and plan for the leader you will be. The courses are self-paced, and there is an abundance of well-structured knowledge from incredible leaders and theorists in the sector to support you on your growth journey.
-Cass (Early Childhood Teacher and Educational Leader)
The ECA Leadership Program was fantastic, I really enjoyed my experience and feel I learnt so much with all the materials provided.
-Natalie (Teacher)

Frequently Asked Questions

A bulk purchase is buying five or more programs in one transaction. You can bulk purchase up to ten programs via the ECA Shop. Please call or email the ECA Customer Service Team during business hours on 1800 356 900 (free call in Australia), or email leadership@earlychildhood.org.au to bulk purchase more than ten. Bulk purchases attract discounts. 

Yes, but the ECA Leadership Program has been developed for the Australian context and if you wish to purchase the program, additional postage charges will apply for both the folder and the certificate. The program has also been designed for individual use and one completion certificate will be issued.

Please contact leadership@earlychildhood.org.au with your question and best contact details. A member of the ECA Customer Service Team will chase up your order and return your email within three to five business days.

9 Modules, 3 Webinars

Self-paced learning over 3 months

Printed resources

Online courses

Online Community

$649 – Non-members

$585 – ECA Learning Hub Subscriber (If you are an ECA Learning Hub Subscriber please contact customer service to access your discount.)

$552 – ECA Member

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