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    A powerful voice for the home economics profession in Queensland. We provide leadership, products and services to meet the professional needs of home economics professionals.

Application date for HEIA exclusive NESLI Advanced Leadership Program extended to 15 July 2016

The opportunity to win a full scholarship to the NESLI Advanced Leadership Program has been extended to 15 July 2016. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to expand your horizons and gain valuable professional skills. Awardees will be announced at the 2016 HEIA(Q) state conference on 6 August.

HEIA(Q) is delighted to announce that it has partnered with the National Excellence in School Leadership Initiative (NESLI) to enable HEIA members registering for the 2016 state conference to be awarded a full scholarship to the Women’s Advanced Leadership Program, valued at $5995. Five partial scholarships will also be offered, each one valued at $4000. The Advanced Leadership Prospectus provides more information about this unique opportunity for HEIA members. Completed application forms needs to be returned to Betti Tovishazy, Senior Scholarship Advisor at by Friday 15 July 2016. The winners of both the full and partial scholarships will be announced at the conference.

The Advanced Leadership Program supports the development of exceptional female school leaders. Created to provide tailored development and support to Australia’s growing pool of senior female school leaders, the Advanced Leadership Program enables the advancement of high potential women across all school sectors. Delivered over an extended six-month period to ensure minimal disruption to participants’ workload, the program combines rich, multi-media presentations with user-friendly toolkits delivered via a cutting edge online learning platform.

For more information please call Betti on 03 9270 9046 or 1300 138 037.

HEIA(Q) 2016 State Conference Home Economics 2016—A defining time? – Registration now open

The 2016 conference, Home Economics 2016—A defining time? will be held on 6 August at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. The conference will explore a raft of issues related to families, food, textiles, pedagogy and the Australian Curriculum through a lens that considers whether 2016 will indeed be a defining year for the home economics profession. The program will be led by two outstanding keynote speakers, Dr Helena Popovic and Dr Joanna Macmillan, and supported by a mixture of well-known and new (to HEIA[Q]) quality presenters of concurrent sessions.

Plan now for the HEIA(Q) 2016 conference –  Register now, book your flights—and look forward to an exciting day of professional learning and sharing.  Look forward to seeing you there!

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HEIA(Q) Regional Workshop program

The HEIA(Q) 2016 regional Professional Development Program is well under way, with some regions having already held their workshops. It builds on the 2014 and 2015 programs that focused on the Australian Curriculum. Additionally, the 2016 program includes a statewide opportunity for professional learning in textiles and fashion, especially with reference to sustainability.

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