The ECA Leadership Program, revised in 2021, is a renowned program for educational leaders, teachers in leadership roles and aspiring leaders. Founded on solid expert research and five years of sector consultation, this essential leadership framework has been designed by early childhood experts and quality-assured by early childhood practising leaders. Our Leadership Program was specifically created as a strengths-based, self-directed, short-term program for both current and aspiring early childhood leaders in diverse settings.
This program includes access to:
ECA’s Leadership Capability Framework is the foundation of the program. The Framework establishes a vision for leadership that can be applied to leadership at all levels and in all contexts within early year settings.
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Invest in yourself or your future leaders with the ECA Leadership program and new ECA Box of Leadership Provocations bundle. Both resources are built upon ECA’s Leadership Capability Framework; leaders will realise the maximum benefit of the program if they use the two resources together.
The program can be completed part-time, within three months. However, you will have access to the program for 12 months, in case you require or prefer a longer timeline. The program timeframe will depend on your availability and how involved you become; for example, if you choose to engage with any additional resources this may increase your ECA Leadership Program timeframe.
ECA consistently runs surveys and talks to the early learning and care sector. Sector feedback included a clear request for a detailed leadership resource specifically designed for busy, well-established and also aspiring managers. ECA acknowledges that many of our leaders often ‘land’ in leadership or managerial roles and learn on the job. This Leadership Program will help to cement the foundations of best-practice leadership, including a shared vision and language among teams.
The ECA Leadership Program provides the sector’s first best-practice leadership capability framework that all leaders should ideally be adhering to. No leader, regardless of how experienced they are, ever stops learning. Improving your own performance not only provides great satisfaction for yourself, but also directly benefits your work teams and ultimately the children in your care. This program will provide you with additional skills to guide your team managers by providing a shared vision, framework and understanding. For example, it will help to set a collaborative working team tone, help you manage staff transitions—especially during staff turnover—and also, importantly, allow you to get the best from your team members.
If you are using a computer, laptop or tablet, we recommend accessing program contents (including modules and webinars) using Chrome (for Microsoft Windows and Apple Macintosh users) as your Internet browser. The program is available through the ECA Learning Hub portal.
It is completely optional to request sector mentor feedback on your Personalised Professional Learning Plan. The ECA mentor provides you with suggested feedback and is 100 per cent confidential, focusing on building leader skills, as well as being supportive and encouraging. We recognise that being a leader in our sector can be quite an isolating experience and we want to provide you with quality resources to help you reach your potential. You can request feedback on your plan by emailing email@example.com.
The ECA Leadership Program is for one person to undertake, but bulk purchasing is available and there are many benefits to undertaking the program at the same time as others.
A bulk purchase is buying five or more programs in one transaction. You can bulk purchase up to ten programs via the ECA Shop. Please call or email the ECA Customer Service Team during business hours on 1800 356 900 (free call in Australia), or email firstname.lastname@example.org to bulk purchase more than ten. Bulk purchases attract discounts.
Yes, in many States and Territories you are able to use the ECA Leadership Program towards self-identified professional development; check with the teacher registration board/body in your State or Territory. The ECA Leadership Program has been mapped to the National Quality Framework and the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.
Yes, but the ECA Leadership Program has been developed for the Australian context and if you wish to purchase the program, additional postage charges will apply for both the folder and the certificate. The program has also been designed for individual use and one completion certificate will be issued.
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Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your question and best contact details. A member of the ECA Customer Service Team will chase up your order and return your email within three to five business days.
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Early Childhood Australia prints certificates quarterly and will supply you with a hard copy ECA Leadership Program certificate in that timeframe.