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Improving leadership, communication, engagement and well-being within your school and community

This one-day BOSTES accredited course focuses on the everyday techniques that effective people use in their personal lives and at work.

The course, designed specifically for all people who work in the education will provide practical, ready to use techniques for:

  • Improving all aspects of your communications
  • Leadership strategies that work for everyone
  • Understanding other people and dealing with challenging situations
  • Positive thinking and developing collegial work practices
  • Creating positive customer service interactions
  • Improving your health and well-being.

A cornerstone of this course is how we can all learn simple techniques to improve the quality of our professional and personal relationships.

About Australian Leadership and Communication Training

Our company provides innovative leadership and communication training for the executive and staff of both public and private sector organisations.  Our emphasis is on creativity in the workplace and providing skills to leadership to create environments where great things happen.

Rob Asser & James White


About Dr James White – Executive Director

Jim has wide-reaching experience in the largest educational system in the southern hemisphere, the NSW Department of Education where he worked for close to four decades across leaderships positions including Regional Director, Acting Executive Director Connected Communities, School Education Director, Secondary Principal, K-12 Principal and regional consultant.

In 2013 
Jim was awarded the Public Sector Medal for outstanding service to public education, in recognition of his significant contribution to the primary, secondary and tertiary public education sector. He is also the recipient of the Director General’s Award for Excellent Service to Public Education and Training.

Jim is an Australian Council for Educational Leaders Fellow and Clarke Memorial Prize awardee.  Currently Jim is involved in research into leadership and teaching and learning at the University of New England. In this role he will be working both nationally and internationally.

His current work as Adjunct Professor in the School of Education (University of New England) encompasses leadership, teacher training, Aboriginal education and improving student learning in schools.

Dr White also works as a private consultant in leadership, communications and educational change. His research into the role of the school leader in changing school image has provided a wealth of knowledge and strategies for school improvement. He now provides professional development for educators, teachers, parents, students and other educational organisations throughout Australia and internationally.

About Rob Asser – Executive Director

Rob has worked extensively as a senior manager in the corporate communication area of the largest educational system in the southern hemisphere for close to two decades.  He has also worked in private sector organisations managing communication, customer interaction and mass social change campaigns.

As Communication Manager for the then Department of School Education he managed all statewide functions related to corporate and stakeholder communication including statewide events, publications, media and promotions. Rob has managed the concept development and strategy implementation for large advertising and social influence campaigns in both the private and public sectors including “Teach and make a difference”.

From 2003 until 2012 he developed and managed the School Promotions Strategy delivering training to over a thousand school communities across NSW. In 2007 the program was credited with being a major contributor to increased enrolments across NSW public schools.

During the same period Rob and his team provided start-up funding, strategic advice and support to the development of 120 learning communities across over 900 schools in NSW.

Rob continues to work with private sector groups to improve all aspects of their communication as well as providing relevant communication training to management and staff.


Also available for everyone at your school

Don’t miss the opportunity to have your school become part of this unique professional development.

Contact ALACT at to have this positive training experience specifically tailored to your needs.

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