Leadership Continuum Phases

Home > Work in our Schools > Leadership > Leadership Continuum Phases

What is the Leadership Continuum?

Welcome to the Leadership Continuum. This section promotes leadership development opportunities for school leaders. Catholic Education Melbourne is committed to supporting the development of leaders at all phases within the Leadership Continuum.

The Leadership Continuum aims to help map career paths for leadership roles within Catholic education across the Archdiocese of Melbourne. Catholic Education Melbourne in its commitment to supporting leadership development is providing resources, support and information around the phases of a Leadership Continuum. The phases within the continuum are not sharply separated but recognise that individual development needs will vary with experience and context throughout a school leader’s career journey.

The seven phases are described below.

Emerging Leaders
Middle Leaders
Established Leaders
Aspirant Principals
Initial Principals
Experienced Principals
Mentor Principals