School Staff Development Days

As well as speaking on Principals, DPs, Teachers and SASS conferences Rob has delivered  “It’s All About You” and sustainability add on sessions for over 80 school staff development days.  Feedback (below) suggests he is one of the best education speakers they have had – and he is not taking about education.

There are more and more demands on school staff these days. Would you like to give your team a brief time out simply to look after themselves – their most important asset? They will get a sway of take home messages, have a ton of fun and they also value the simple fact that a session, such as ‘It’s All About You”, is purely devoted to them. Please note the session is structured so SASS staff feel as equally involved as the principal.

Also, if you wish, a few minutes on Plastic Free Oceans and/or Its Time Foundation are particularly interesting to teachers.  The topic of sustainability may have an extended session if you choose – let’s chat about that.


What about fees?

Rob has a significant commitment to and belief in the importance of educators in society – indeed Its Time Foundation he founded is devoted to education. He also recognises that many schools have limited staff development budgets.  Therefore, for education groups, he uses a number of methods to reduce the fee – ranging from simple fee reduction, to timing two schools AM and PM in the same metro area (reducing the fee for each), to bringing two nearby schools together for the one session, to flexible lead times.  Call and let’s have a conversation in your context +61 413 734 916.


Some feedback from school leaders

“Thanks Rob for a wonderful presentation. It was just what we needed after a very challenging [COVID] year.”

Clare Healy, DP, St Andrews College


“You know something is good when the people who usually make negative comments come back and say it was great.”

Tim Creighton, DP, East Hills Boys High School


“Staff are saying it is one of the best staff development days we have ever had. It was excellent.””

Lee-Anne Pares, DP Mitchell High School


“Your presentation was awesome and well received by everyone.””

Julie King, Executive Officer NSW – Association of Catholic School Principals Conference 2019


“I’ve had emails back from staff saying they loved it and what a fabulous way to start the year. Many are already doing the things you suggested.”

Janet Harding, Principal, Doonside Technical High School


“Yours remains one of the most life changing PDs I have had the pleasure of attending.”

Dave Pitcan, Principal, Reddam House Sydney


“Staff loved it. May points of discussion and reflection, across all ages and stages.”

Brian Edmonds, Deputy Principal, Patrician Brothers Blacktown


“Absolutely fantastic. Good reality check with great take away advice and strategies.”

Olympia Bartolillo, Principal, James Busby High


“Staff found Rob to be engaging, informative and entertaining. He reminded us to make our health and wellbeing a priority and set checks to maintain that balance between work and personal life. This important message is very relevant for our staff and the busy lives they lead.”

Andrew Powell, Head of School, Ascham School


“Right on the money for our day.”

Andrew FitzSimons, Principal, Dapto High


“Thank you for today. Very well received by staff. Everything I had hoped for..”

Michael Eagan, Principal, LaSalle College Bankstown


“That was such an important and serious topic done with a mixture of humor and delivered in such a personalized way. Thank you for sharing your message of small changes that can bring big improvements in quality of life.”

TJ Catalanotto, Deputy Principal, Sydney Secondary College, Balmain Campus


“Enjoyed it immensely.”

Michael Lewis, Deputy Principal, All Saints Casula


“Fabulous – thank you so much for a timely and important message. Great start to the year!”

Bronwyn Wilson, Principal, West Pymble Public


“Rob’s session was inspirational, heaps of fun and will be long remembered by the staff at Claremont. They had a great time. It also gave me an extra opportunity to show that I care about my team.”

Doug Thomas, Principal, Claremont College Randwick


“The seminar was really important to provide balance for staff within the scope of their training and professional learning. One staff member nominated your seminar as the most valuable professional learning experience of this year.”

Gillian Tegg, Principal, St Ives Park Public School


“An enjoyable, entertaining and informative way to end the term.”

Mark Long, DP, James Ruse Agricultural High


“Our staff enjoyed at the energising presentation. There was lots of positive feedback and everyone left inspired. I highly recommend this session to others.”

Amanda Donlan, Principal, Northbridge Public School


“Feedback was overwhelmingly positive: entertaining, informative & engaging! Staff seemed to appreciate the investment in them as people.”

Judith Felton, Principal, Hunters Hill High


“Excellent and highly relevant to our group. The small things count.”

David Chapple, Principal, Caringbah High


“It was great to have everything revisited and reinforced. How important is it to look after ourselves.”

Vally Grego, Principal, Moorebank High


“The feedback from staff has been amazing Rob. They can be a tough crowd but you kept them engaged and entertained the entire time. Well done you!”

Stephanie Strachan, Teacher Librarian – (Convening staff development session), St Pius X High School Adamstown