Tales from a CEO, working on mindset and building resilience were just some of the themes covered in this year’s Staff Expo, which saw all St Stephen’s School staff come together for professional development ahead of the start of Term 3.
This year’s theme was The BRIGHT Collective – BRIGHT being an acronym for Belonging, Resilience, Inspire, Genuine, Holistic and Togetherness – all qualities we work towards in our daily duties and strive to embed in our graduates.
Royal Flying Doctors Service WA chief executive Rebecca Tomkinson kicked off the speaker list with the story that brought her from a young girl from WA’s Wheatbelt to heading up the stalwart organisation.
Alumni Kim Lancer, founder of Tall Poppies LLC, took staff through their paces in reframing, mindset and leadership development.
Everyone then broke off into smaller groups and took part in IT and wellness workshops. From learning about worm farming, tips for photography and a calming yoga class to coding robotics and MinecraftEdu –staff tried new things and mastered their skills.
Former Police Commissioner Karl O’Callaghan wrapped up the first day’s proceedings, packing his speak full of fascinating stories about resilience in his professional and personal spheres.
The next day saw the learning areas spend time in specific planning and training before everyone re-joined for a worship. A big thank you to the organising committee for again putting together such a stimulating Staff Expo.