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.
The PDN has 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. It is a well-regarded, unique and supported network, committed to Excellence in Leadership since 1995.
The PDN provides leading and provocative educational leadership opportunities for you and your staff. It is for School Leaders and Aspiring Leaders from all regions, sectors and types of schools and provides a wonderful platform to network with purpose. The PDN value 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.
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.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT NETWORK EVENTS
The PDN seek to provide ‘something different - something more’ and greatly value the unique blend of Leaders from primary, secondary and special education settings who attend our events along with the professional and social interactions.
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
|Gayle Coleman||Principal||Ascot State School|
|Amanda Cooper||Deputy Principal||Hilder Road State School|
|Charmaine Driver||Principal||Darling Point Special School|
|Liam Exelby||Manager||YXL Institute|
|Mary-Ellen Feldhagen||Admin Officer & Events Organiser||PDN/Griffith University|
|Bev Flückiger||Assoc Professor||School of EPS, Griffith University|
|Ingrid Freeman||Principal||Kenmore State School|
|Debbie Hansen||Principal||Runcorn Heights State School|
|Wade Haynes||PDN Chairperson, Executive Principal||Brisbane State High School|
|Leigh Hobart||Deputy Head of Junior School (T&L)||Brisbane Boys College|
|Jo Hughes||Principal||Bundamba State Secondary College|
|Pauline Kenzler||Manager (School Improvement)||Independent Schools Qld|
|Gerowyn Lacaze||Deputy Principal||Balmoral State High School|
|Joseba Larrazabal||Principal||Kedron State High School|
|Jennie Lindsay||ARD (Statewide Special Schools)||Metropolitan Region, DET|
|Kim McNamara||Principal||West End State School|
|Andrew Peach||Principal||Marsden State State High School|
|Neil Randall||Principal||Ormiston State School|
|Katrina Savage||Conference Organiser||Event Associates|
|Jane Sedgman||Assistant Regional Director||Metropolitan Region, DET|
|John Webster||Principal||Wellers Hill State School|
|Paul Zernike||Principal||Milton State School|