AREAS OF EXPERTISE PROVIDED AS PART OF THE CIS AFFILIATED CONSULTANT NETWORK:
Leadership Training and School Governance
Jan has worked in the area of leadership for over twenty-five years. She brings a wealth of experience and insight to her work supporting the development of leaders, aspirants and leadership teams across a diverse range of schools and organisations in Australia and internationally (Vietnam, Thailand, UAE, Malaysia, India, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Singapore, India and the South Pacific). She has won several awards recognising her expertise and contributions, including an Australian Council for Education Leaders (ACEL) Fellowship Award in recognition of her ‘outstanding contribution to the development of leaders and aspiring leaders across the state’.
Her work includes executive coaching for experienced principals, and ‘in-situ’ coaching and facilitation with leadership teams and middle leaders as they tackle significant change and challenges within their particular contexts. She provides coaching and support for new principals (particularly those in the first 1-2 years of the role), and is highly skilled in facilitating and creating space for constructive dialogue in leadership teams, school boards, and faculties, that enable the development of more collaborative and constructive cultures that in turn lead to improved satisfaction and effectiveness for those involved.
Jan is driven by a desire to increase the confidence and capability of leaders through the delivery of quality programs and services that cater to the client’s needs. Her style of facilitation and coaching provides an ideal balance of theory and practice to enable leaders to accelerate their learning and apply their skills ‘on the job’. Supporting individual principals and leadership teams to enable them to develop high performing organisations, is Jan’s passion. Her clients give testimony to her ability to coach people to reach their potential by building safe, strong and trusting relationships that supports learning and growth. At a system level her experience includes the successful development and implementation of system wide leadership capability standards and frameworks, developing and directing leadership assessment centres, designing and facilitating successful coaching, mentoring and work shadowing programs, and leading a range of recognised strategies for increasing the career opportunities and progression of women in education.
Jan is a recipient of the Australia Endeavour Award enabling her to spend three months working with principals and system leaders in the Vietnam Ministry of Education and Training. Her work in Hanoi included contributing to reshaping the curriculum and methodology for the National Institute for Education Management’s principal induction and training program and providing strategic advice on successful contemporary leadership development strategies and systems. In recent years, she has made a significant commitment to supporting the capacity building of leaders in developing countries through her coaching work with the CEO and leadership team of a growing social enterprise in Vietnam, KOTO (“Know One, Teach One”).
Jan is Director of Jan Alen Consulting, and is the International Consultant with Growth Coaching International (GCI) www.growthcoaching.com.au.
Jan will be visiting schools in:
- Hong Kong and Macau: 30 – 31 August 2017
- Japan: 22 – 29 September 2017
- UAE: 26 November 2017 – 1 December 2017
- India: 3 -15 December 2017
- Dubai: 11-14 December 2017
If you are interested in her services, please contact her directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org