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Leadership Conference

Friday, March 10, 2023 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Join us for an opportunity for reflection, growth, and networking

Stephen Tierney – Being, Knowing, Doing

Phronesis is an ancient Greek word associated with good judgement and good character. At its core, it is about the ability to discern how best to act. Practical wisdom involves acting thoughtfully and virtuously and encouraging others to do the same. Stephen Tierney describes virtue, thought and action – which coalesce in effective leadership – as the Way of Being, Way of Knowing and Way of Doing. Each of the three Ways consist of a number of elements termed the Basics.

  • The Ways of Being: Purpose & Introspection
  • The Ways of Knowing: Specialism & Strategy
  • The Ways of Doing: Implementation, Networking, Guardianship & Expertise

Stephen will help leaders explore their own capabilities and potential. Leadership can be learnt. The three Ways represent a mirror to help leaders reflect upon and improve their practice.

Viv Grant – Leading an inclusive and diverse school

Viv Grant is an executive coach, author and public speaker. She has been in the teaching profession for over thirty years. When she was just 31 and expecting her first child, she was appointed as one of the youngest heads in the country to turn around a failing primary school.

It was because of her experiences as a head, that Viv developed a deep interest in approaches for supporting the emotional and psychological well-being of school leaders. She is often called upon nationally and internationally to speak at conferences on the subject.

‍As an executive coach, Viv now works extensively with headteachers and school leaders, helping them to overcome the challenges of their roles, so that they are able to maintain their humanity, joy, love for the profession and the communities they serve. As a pioneer in the field, the coaching provided by Integrity, has recently been the subject of an evaluation/research report for the National Education Union (NEU).

‍Her book “Staying A Head” is considered a seminal work in this area. Recognised as an expert in the field, she has contributed to various books and periodicals on the subject. As an expert commentator, her contributions have also been featured in The Guardian, London Live, Sky News, Radio Four, Woman’s Hour and the World at One.

Each member school has TWO free places.

This conference is for VNET members only.


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Friday, March 10, 2023 @ 8:30 am


Friday, March 10, 2023 @ 4:00 pm

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The King's Centre, 63-75 King Street


01603 285260

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