The Leading Learning Course (formally known as School Capacity Building) offers Facilitator-led synchronous sessions with tasks to be undertaken individually or in small groups asynchronously for teachers in PNG.  Anna Antonijevic,  Director of Deeper Futures and PASS Learning Designer & Facilitator, has led the design, development and delivery of this course.

Workshops can be undertaken either as self-paced professional learning or by attending a scheduled face-to-face workshop being hosted at selected locations. All workshop resources will are available online and hard copy resources and USBs are provided as part of face-to-face workshops.


Leading Learning Phase 1 (2020) was delivered to Principals, School Leads and Teachers and consisted of fortnightly synchronous and asynchronous online workshops and collegial conversations (mentoring and coaching for school leads). This structure established a strong foundation for ongoing collaborative learning and critical dialogue between Australian and Papua New Guinean learning communities and was facilitated through several digital platforms including Google Classroom, Google Sites, Google Meet and WhatsApp. LL1 was informed and developed in alignment to PNG Department of Education policy, process and common PASS priority focuses on STEM, English, Child Protection, eSafety and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene and digital literacy.


Leading Learning Phase 2 (2021) was delivered in eight (8) of the twelve (12) PNG PASS secondary schools from September to December 2021. By creating additional opportunities to connect in person with teams from the PNG National Department of Education (NDoE), respective Provincial Education Boards (PEB), and Provincial Catholic Education from across the 4 of the 8 provinces (ARB, ENB, Western, East Sepik) the facilitators were able to deepen and consolidate the partnership between PASS, national system and provincial subsystem leaders. Due to the ongoing disruption of the LL2 delivery schedule, connecting with all provincial leaders was not possible. Series of 4-day workshops focused on Digital Skills Building, eSafety and Responsible Use and understanding PNG policy, frameworks, assessment and planning tools.


The Leading Learning 3 (LL3) was a professional learning opportunity focused on building the capacity of school and subsystem leaders. LL3 was successfully co-designed and co-delivered in partnership with the PNG National Department of Education (NDoE) and Australia Awards PNG (AAPNG). The design and delivery focused on developing the collective efficacy and capacity of strategic leaders to improve system alignment with policy and processes. This included partnering to use:

The program was delivered as a hybrid model with a combination of face-to-face and online activities from July 2022 - January 2023. As the third  iteration of Leading Learning, participants were engaged in learning that promoted the application of knowledge, skills, mindset and tools that empower their leadership across the greater education sector as system influencers in their respective roles. 

The final face-to-face gathering was in January 2023, where Provincial PLMT’s reviewed their project implementation from 2022, celebrated successes, made refinement and redesigned PLMT project plans for 2023. The content of this workshop (and all activities) were curated, designed, and delivered using a research base from PNG, Pacific and international education and leadership theory, evidenced by emerging practice, and co-designed by PNG system leaders.