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IEU(SA) Women’s Professional Learning Day

A large group of IEU women members, from a cross-section of school sectors and cultures, spent the last Friday of the October term break taking advantage of 6 hours of free professional learning and networking (not forgetting the great coffee and food from the staff at Marcellina’s).

The line-up of speakers was exceptional.

The professional learning day began with a Zoom Presentation by IEU Queensland/Northern Territory Branch Organisers, Carol Rosser and Elise Cuthbertson, on gender issues and women’s safety in the workplace. It was an insightf presentation starting with children’s perceptions of gender roles and stereotypes in their school.

This was followed by Allegra Stock, an audiologist who presented and talked about effective ways to support a teacher’s most essential tool, their voice.

Elaine Santos from NGS Super took the group through to the lunch break with a succinct and informative look at the superannuation landscape and what NGS could offer its members.

The final presentation of the day was from Madhavi Nawana Parker (pictured below – presenting), who runs a consultancy Positive Minds, and has worked extensively with children and teachers to foster their well-being. She has also written extensively on the topic and was an engaging presenter on a fundamentally important subject.

All attendees received a certificate of attendance for professional learning and an IEU memo book with pen.

Members should keep watch in Class Action and our electronic Direct Mail (eDMs) for future PL opportunities.