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Professional Development for Primary Educators: Children and Leadership


Event Status

This event originally scheduled for Thursday 4 November has been postponed. Our team is working on rescheduling the event to a later date in early 2022. If you have tickets for this event, we’ll be in touch with you directly via email.

What do children think a leader is and does? What influences these ideas and how do they develop throughout the primary school years?

This Professional Development session, designed for primary school educators, provides insights into understanding children’s thinking about leaders and the ways that children learn to conceptualise leadership between the ages of five and twelve.

Led by leadership cognition and child development expert Claudia Escobar Vega, participants will consider the varied perceptual dimensions of leadership, and the characteristics and influences that shape a child’s understanding of the leaders around them.

By learning what attributes children expect from the leaders they interact with, educators will be able to effectively strategise when appointing leaders or designing leadership programs and services, giving necessary consideration to leadership development for future generations.

This session will be presented over Zoom.


Claudia Escobar Vega

Claudia Escobar Vega has a PhD in leadership cognition and child development and works as a research fellow and casual academic at Deakin University Business School. Claudia’s areas of research include leadership cognition, implicit leadership theory, child development, and socially constructe... Read more

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