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Collaborative Teams That Work Webinar Series with Gavin Grift and Colin Sloper
Collaborative Teams That Work Webinar Series
In this three-part webinar series, leading professional learning communities (PLC) experts and authors Gavin Grift and Colin Sloper provide proven, practical actions that educators and school leaders can take now to ensure continuous collaboration that results in high levels of learning for all.

Thursday 8 October (60 min duration)
Session 1 – The work of collaborative teams: What it is and what makes it successful

Thursday 22 October (60 min duration)
Session 2 – Practical and time saving: What collaborative teams do to ensure every second counts

Thursday 5 November (60 min duration)
Session 3 – Successful meetings and facilitation: Creating the conditions for collaborative success


• Explore what’s needed to address the critical PLC questions.
• Learn the work and focus of high-performing collaborative teams.
• Investigate the twelve actions of a learning cycle and their associated tasks and apply them to your current work.
• Discover a process for planning and conducting collaborative team meetings that will generate results.
• Overcome common challenges associated with working as a collaborative team.
• Apply these lessons to face-to-face and remote collaborative teams.

Dr Anthony Muhammad on Grift and Sloper’s upcoming book Collaborative teams that work
‘I encourage anyone … to read it carefully and apply the lessons that are so masterfully laid out in this brilliant, research-based manifesto on producing the most valuable asset in any effective school: strong collaborative teams.’

Collaborative teams that work is available for pre-order now at hbe.com.au

Recordings: This webinar will be recorded and made available 7–14 days after its conclusion.

Note: Access to Zoom may be restricted on school networks. If you are having trouble registering, please try on a device that is not connected to your school’s network.
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Gavin Grift
Training Associate
Gavin Grift is the founder and CEO of Grift Education. Gavin’s passion, commitment, humour and highly engaging style have made him one of Australia’s most in-demand presenters. As a training associate for Professional Learning Communities (PLC) at Work®, Gavin is committed to growing the legacy of Richard and Rebecca DuFour’s work, which has been transforming schools in Australia since its pilot program in 2010.
Colin Sloper
Training Associate
Colin Sloper has been a teacher, assistant principal and principal in government schools for the past 35 years. In the course of his career he has been involved in the establishment of five new state government schools, including his time as principal of Pakenham Springs Primary School in Victoria. Because of his leadership and collaborative work with the school community, Pakenham Springs became the first recognised model of a professional learning community (PLC) in Australia.