There is an increasing need to provide school services more efficiently and effectively. We need to continue developing strategic alliances and stronger
partnerships with parents, parishes, local government, business and community services
and explore options to co-locate schools with community health centres, kindergartens and activity centres.
Theme 3: Capability to Better Serve and Lead, Catholic Education Melbourne Strategic Plan 2015–2019
Patricia CowlingFormer Principal, Genazzano FCJ College, Kew
The aim of the Catholic Leadership Centre (CLC) is to
provide a facility where Catholic Education Melbourne can further educate our
educators: a place where principals, teachers and administrators can learn how
to better serve our schools and become exemplary leaders.
The CLC is a state-of-the-art, world class
learning and conference centre that includes two large halls, 10
learning/conference spaces, a 350 seat dining room, and 45 accommodation rooms,
all centrally located in East Melbourne.
Operated by Catholic Education Melbourne,
the CLC hosts professional learning and leadership programs and executive
courses and conferences that support Catholic education and Catholic agencies.
The CLC provides purpose-built learning and conference spaces, including the
latest in conferencing technology and is operated by a team of hospitality
The CLC boasts several indoor and outdoor function spaces
Executive Masters Business Administration
(Executive) (MBAE) Program –
Cohort 1 graduation
In 2015 the CLC was
proud to see the first Cohort 1 group from the Australian Catholic University
(ACU) and Catholic Education Melbourne Executive MBAE residential program
graduate. The CLC has been hosting this program and the Cohort 1 group since
the beginning of 2012.
Meeting spaces can be tailored to individual meeting needs
Increase in bookings
In 2015 the CLC had an
increase in bookings with more than 930 conference and professional learning
programs, over 12,000 total visitors to the centre and the highest occupancy
rate since opening in 2012. Proudly the CLC’s largest demographic is still
Catholic education with 65% of bookings coming from Catholic Education
Melbourne and Catholic schools, 30% coming from Catholic agencies and 5% from other
New pricing structure
In October 2015 the CLC
rolled out its new pricing structure in the form of an all-inclusive Day
Delegate package. The package is designed to make it easier for facilitators
and convenors to book venue spaces, catering and audio visual equipment, while
providing a lower rate for Catholic education and Catholic agencies.
Function packages are available for a wide range of meeting and function types
CLC Accommodation – now
available to all
In 2015 the CLC made
its accommodation rooms available to all staff and families within our Catholic
community for recreational and leisure bookings, as well as being available to
support events and functions. The accommodation rooms are 4.5 star quality and
include secure parking, internet access and a continental breakfast.
In addition to the
regular professional learning programs and Catholic conferences, there were key
Catholic Education Melbourne events held at the CLC in 2015 that included:
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