Early Learning Leadership Forums

Thank you to early childhood leaders who participated in 2023 Early Learning Leadership Forums. We’ll be back in 2024.

Early Learning Leadership Forums

Following the success of this year’s Early Learning Leadership Forums, the department is already planning the program for next year’s forums across the state.

Held in each of our 17 department areas, Early Learning Leadership Forums provide a platform for leaders in the sector to connect with others locally and engage with the department, as we share the latest updates on early childhood reforms.

In Term 1, 2023, early childhood leaders came together to reflect on 'Building quality by supporting workforce wellbeing'. Dr Tamara Cumming and Professor Sandie Wong guided sessions that prompted participants to consider the links between workforce wellbeing and quality.

In Term 3, leaders reflected on 'Creating workplaces that foster professional growth'. They also continued discussions from the session in Term 1 and heard from Sir Kevan Collins about strategies and behaviours early childhood leaders can adopt to encourage professional growth in their teams.

Attendees at this year’s sessions said that the 2023 Early Learning Leadership Forums were valuable to them as early childhood leaders.

Looking ahead to 2024

In 2024, the department areas will invite early childhood leaders back together for another 2 sessions, in early Term 2 and late Term 3.

Among the range of leaders welcome to attend, we will invite:

  • service directors and coordinators
  • committee of management members
  • executive teams
  • area managers.

We look forward to providing opportunities for leaders to continue conversations and collaborate in 2024.

Find out more

For more information about events in your department area, refer to your local Early Childhood Improvement Branch.

For further enquiries, contact the department by email: ec.forums.networks@education.vic.gov.au