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Schools need 21st century leaders

The needs of 21st Century learners are unique, and students are being prepared for a world that is almost unrecognisable from the one many teachers were trained for. While some schools try to meet new challenges with the same stale tactics, others are recognising the need to adapt and embrace the changes necessary to help students thrive today and in the future.
If your school recognises the need for a new kind of leadership to take your school into the future with confidence, this workshop is for you. It is designed to give your leaders the skills, strategies and tools they need for your school to succeed in a new world of challenges and opportunities.

Practical advice from real experience

Maxine Driscoll is a dynamic and passionate education professional with over thirty years in education, and fifteen years experience in school leadership as a principal and head of school in both Australia and Asia. In 2017, Maxine founded the Australian International School in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. This school is founded on the leadership principles and techniques taught in this workshop: they work, and Maxine believes in them 100%. Maxine has lived everything she teaches, and continues to find new ways to apply her knowledge to help students across the globe.

Maxine is an in-demand speaker and trainer, who has run workshops in schools around the world and has spoken at a number of international conferences. She is passionate about helping create leaders who are empowered to take schools into the future. Her wisdom comes from experience, and she loves to share it with people like you.

Skills to take your leadership to the next level

This two-day workshop is designed for current and aspiring school principals, assistant principals, coordinators and team leaders. It teaches a range of practical leadership and communication strategies, and has a focus on unlocking collective genius through collaboration. Maxine will guide your team through a personality delineator to help you understand yourself and your colleagues, and will help you create unique strategies for your group to work together effectively. This completely
personalised approach combined with the teaching of proven skills will yield great results for your team moving into the future.

This workshop allows you to explore and practice:

Your leadership strengths and challenges
The most important skills to focus on as an innovative 21C leader
Practical tools & strategies to improve your 21C leadership capacity
What you need to know about 21C Learners
The Drivers of Change in 21C Education
How to create innovation, change and disruption at your school
How to develop the collective genius of 21C high performing teams
How to manage difficult people and difficult situations
How to plan for the future of learning at your school

The future has already begun

The students starting school now are in Generation Alpha. Born since 2010, they have never lived in a world without smartphones, 3D televisions and iPads. Many of them will see in the 22nd Century. There is no time to waste in ensuring our schools are able to meet their needs and prepare them for the future. This workshop helps ensure your leadership team is prepared to lead successful schools for a new generation of learners.

Immediate benefits for you


Personalised Approach

Maxine works with your school’s leadership team to develop strategies specific to your group’s unique mix of personalities, strengths and weaknesses.


Valuable Expertise

More than 15 years of principal and head of school experience means Maxine brings a unique perspective and expertise to your school.


Strategic Forecasting

More than a one-off workshop: Maxine leads you in strategic forecasting, and establishing strategies and plans for ongoing change that will bring success.

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Our Impact around the world so far, in numbers:


students empowered worldwide


years teaching and leadership experience in schools


new generation school leaders empowered


countries have connected with Think Strategic


About Maxine

I’m passionate about creating schools that motivate, engage and empower 21st Century Learners for their future. I founded Think Strategic with this in mind. After many successful years leading schools I wanted to give more, so I designed a global enterprise to work with schools and school leaders around the world using 21st Century Leadership behaviours, systems thinking, drivers of change, future trends and sustainability tools to create and implement innovative strategic plans to take schools successfully into the future.