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FUSE – Emerging Leaders Course – Series 1

February 16 - March 23


Series 1:  Financial Management  |  Governance and Legal Form

Do you want to understand the business operations of your school so that you can have more influence? The Emerging Leaders Course provides an overview of the fundamentals of school business and governance for teaching, support and administration leaders. The program, comprised of 3 series delivering 8 modules in total, provides tools, knowledge and exposure for the participant.

The FUSE series has been excellent and is a real credit to CSA in terms of quality and accessibility! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to enrol in the 2021 online FUSE Emerging Leaders Business Course delivered in 3 Series (each Series comprising 6 x 1.5 hour online sessions). Read more about this course.



Series 1 Dates:

Although it is not essential to complete Series 1, Series 2 and Series 3 in order, it is preferable, as Series 1 provides a foundational understanding of Finance and Governance.

16 February  |  23 February  |  2 March  |  9 March  |  16 March  |  23 March

10am AEDT (10am VIC, NSW, ACT;   9am QLD;  9.30am SA;   and 7am WA).

Please note: The FUSE Emerging Leaders Business Course will only be offered ONLINE once in 2021.  This course proved to be exceptionally popular in 2020 and filled very quickly, so register TODAY to avoid disappointment.


Costs are outlined below and apply per Series (the course comprises of x3 series in total):

  • $245.00 +GST (Staff and Board Members of CSA Member Schools)
  • $295.00 +GST (Staff and Board Members of non-CSA Member Schools)

Registrations close: 11 February 2021


Hosted by  |  Jill Healey

BSc, DipEd, MEdSt, GAICD

FUSE is a vital part of a National CSA leadership development initiative to Find, Upskill and Support Emerging leaders in Christian schools.

Fuse is a coordinated, well-resourced and accessible program that aims to intentionally identify, inspire, encourage and train potential leaders to equip them for high quality leadership from a Christian perspective. Together with the provision of well researched, practical leadership development programs and opportunities, Fuse will upskill, support and equip new and aspiring leaders by enabling strong connections and facilitating structures that support emerging leaders.

Fuse is about developing capacity of new and aspiring leaders to lead with confidence and humility to be all that God has created them to be.

~ Jill Healey, Leadership Development | National Flame & Fuse Network Facilitator, Christian Schools Australia


Presented by  |  Andrew Davies

BBus(Acc), AdvDipHr, GCertPubSecMgmt, FCPA

Andrew Davies is a Fellow of CPA Australia and holds a Bachelor Degree in Accounting; a Graduate Certificate in Public Sector Management; and an Advanced Diploma in Human Resources.

Andrew has been working in business management in schools since 2004, after working for 21 years in the SA Public Service on financial systems and policies. Andrew was later appointed the Director of Corporate Services overseeing business management of three schools – Salisbury East, Strathalbyn and Murray Bridge.

Andrew served on the Christian Schools Australia National Council, chairing the CSA Finance Committee from 2012 to 2019, and has been an active contributor to the network of Christian School Business Managers in SA.

Andrew is an active contributor to financial improvement for Christian schools, having authored the Financial Management Framework for Christian Schools; compiled ‘Upside’ – a collection of testimonies by Christian business managers; and delivered or co-delivered governance and financial management training to schools in SA, WA and emerging Christian schools in China, as well as presenting at conferences. Andrew is passionate about Christian schools and other not-for-profits achieving and demonstrating excellence in business management.

Event Details Overview

Emerging Leaders Course  |  $245+GST (Member price)  |  Series 1: Governance and Finance.

Series 1: Governance and Finance is comprised of two modules that will be covered during six Zoom meetings:

  • Financial Management | 3 x 1.5 hour sessions
  • Governance and Legal Form | 3 x 1.5 hour sessions

Dates:  16 Feb  |  23 Feb  |  2 Mar  |  9 Mar  |  16 Mar  |  23 Mar

Time:  10am to 11:30am (AEDT)

Sessions will include a 5 minute break and be conducted using Zoom.
Live chat functionality will be enabled throughout the session to allow participants to engage with the presenter and fellow attendees.

Qualify for Professional Learning

Following the completion of Series 1, a certificate of professional learning, addressing AITSL Professional Standards for Leadership, will be issued and contribute 9 hours towards your professional learning.


Praise for FUSE | Emerging Leaders Course:

“This has been one of the most beneficial PDs I’ve undertaken.  Thanks so much to all involved in making this happen!  Much appreciated.”

“Great session this morning, Andrew. Informative and well balanced with the breakouts. Brilliant pre-reading and resources. I am benefitting greatly from the wisdom shared through yourself and CSA.”

“I really enjoyed hearing from those who have had experience, whether it be at a principal level, engaging with the finance side of education or at board level and the decisions that need to be made there.”

“Training in aspects of educational leadership which are not covered by any previously professional development workshops I’ve experienced.”

“Practical application of financial matters and governance issues. The use of Principals and experts on panels was a highlight.”




February 16
March 23
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