Ferocious Warmth Leadership Program
with Tracey Ezard
22nd June - 16 November 2023
Non Member - $4,290
ACEL Member - $3,850
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The 2023 Ferocious Warmth Leadership Program is open to leaders keen to explore their human leadership, using the lens of the head and the heart with Tracey Ezard, and supported by ACEL Ferocious Warmth leader exemplars.
Ferocious Warmth is leadership that is able to balance high challenge and high support in a way that creates a thriving environment for all. It is supportive, yet stretches, empathic, yet challenging. This type of leadership pulls constantly from the head and the heart in a dynamic dance that responds to context.
Delivered through both face to face and online sessions, this program moves participants through self awareness and growth tools, frameworks and deep discussions.
- 3 x face to face days - 2 to kick us off in June, then a final one in November, both in Sydney
- 2 x online learning pod mentor sessions (2 hr sessions, 8 people per group)
- 1 x online full group workshop (2 hr session)
Principals, Deputy Principals,
Senior and Middle leaders
- The Balance of the Ferocious Warmth leader - results and relationships
- Head or heart? Understanding our defaults, strengths and shadows
- The Four Elements of Ferocious Warmth
- Expansive - expanding our own model of the world and leading learning cultures
- Connected - building empathy for self and others; developing cultures of strong professional capital
- Authentic - exploring and developing our own leadership purpose and principles
- Courageous - building our courage and vulnerability muscles to create challenge with psychological safety
- To provide frameworks and support for leaders to explore and develop their human leadership skills.
- To build a network for participants to gain support and learning from beyond the program.
- For participants to create a foundation set of principles that will guide them in their leadership throughout their career.
Tracey is known for her ‘Ferocious Warmth’ leadership approach and
professional collaborative culture work via The Buzz Academy. Tracey’s
collaborative framework The Buzz which creates an environment of
learning, trust and innovation is used in education and organisational
systems throughout Australia. The Buzz Diagnostic has been used by over
450 schools and has had over 11000 educators participate. Tracey has
run leadership programs for education and system leaders for over 15
years in all education sectors in Australia and in New Zealand. She also
works with education federations in the UK. The Buzz Academy is an online
portal that assists school leaders skill up their learning leaders in building
authentic professional learning culture.
Tracey has presented in conferences on programs alongside educational
global leaders such as Professors John Hattie, Michael Fullan, Carol Dweck
and Lynn Sharrat, Maggie Farrar and Pasi Sahlberg. She works extensively
with principal and assistant principal networks and associations. She runs
symposiums and conferences for school leaders using a combination of
keynote, workshop and interactive activities throughout Australia.
Tracey is an author of three books. In 2021 Tracey launched her third book
‘Ferocious Warmth - School Leaders Who Inspire and Transform’.
Her previous books are ‘Glue -The Stuff that Binds Us Together to do
Extraordinary Work’ for leaders across all sectors who want to lift beyond
convention to create high performing teams and ‘The Buzz – Creating a
Thriving and Collaborative Staff Learning Culture’, designed for education
leaders to support schools to bring about transformation in education.
Tracey is an educator and a National Fellow of the Australian Council of
Education Leaders (FACEL) and a Certified Speaking Professional. Tracey was awarded the 2022 Hedley Beare Educator of the Year by the Australian Council of Educational Leaders (ACEL VIC) and was recently awarded 2023 Breakthrough Speaker of the Year by Professional Speakers Australia. She
has a background in teaching and educational leadership, business
management and HR in fine dining restaurants and project management
in the automotive industry (variety is the spice of life!). Her last education
position was as Assistant Principal in the Australian school system.
Tracey has been running her own speaking and consulting practice for
sixteen years. She has two teenage children, two dogs and when not at
work loves spending time exploring the world. She is Board Chair of the
social enterprise The Corner Store Network.
TERM 2: 2 DAY WORKSHOP IN SYDNEY
22 + 23 June 2023
9.00am - 3.30pm
The program begins with a two day face to face event set in Sydney in Term 2. This initial two days will connect us all together as learners and leaders. We will deep dive into the concept of Ferocious Warmth head and heart leadership, both the practical hands-on exploration, and the theory that sits behind great leadership that fits the complexity of our context. ACEL CEO Barb Watterson will bring her keen insights and research to the conversation.
TERM 3 AND 4: 2 X 2 HOUR ONLINE WORKSHOP WITH 7 OTHER PARTICIPANTS (LEARNING POD)
Term 3 - 20 July 2023
Term 4 - 10 October 2023
During Term 3 - 4 groups of 8 will learn together in two x 2 hour virtual sessions with Tracey as a community of practice. These learning pods will enable participants to deepen connection and networks with a smaller group of learners, and have greater access to Tracey and each other in this smaller setting.
TERM 3: 1 X 2 HOUR ONLINE WORKSHOP WITH ALL PARTICIPANTS
8 August 2023
3.00pm - 5.00pm
A virtual 2 hour session will bring all participants together in Term 3.
TERM 4: 1 X 1 DAY WORKSHOP IN SYDNEY
16 November 2023
9.00am - 3.30pm
Mid Term 4 the whole group will come back together in Sydney for a final day to share our learnings and tap into our exemplars around critical themes that have been tackled over the year.