Dr Janet SmithLecturer
Janet has extensive experience in workshop facilitation, leading national and international leadership summits, teaching face-to-face and online leadership courses, course design and executive coaching. Janet’s specialisation within NESLI includes facilitation of women’s leadership summits and school principal wellbeing workshops. Janet is the chair of the NESLI International Advisory Board.
Prior to her most recent work in education, Janet worked extensively as a senior consultant, focusing on leadership, coaching, mentoring, emotional intelligence, communication, mindfulness, reflective practice, spirituality and well-being. Her client list has included De Beers, University of Canberra, Australian National University, University of Melbourne, ACT Education Directorate, Various Catholic Education Offices (Rockhampton, Western
Australia, Adelaide, Wollongong, Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra-Goulburn), AIS ACT, Loreto Kirribilli and Business Managers Victoria (BMV).
Janet is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Canberra, where she taught and researched in Educational Leadership and Teacher Education for 25 years. During her years at UC, Janet occupied a wide range of leadership positions, including Associate Dean Education, Deputy Head of School and Discipline Head. Janet’s work at UC involved managing and teaching national and international professional learning courses, specialising in leadership, mentoring, and coaching and social and emotional learning. Janet also organised and led UC’s Educational Study Tours to China and taught in UC’s international Masters’ programs. Prior to working at the university, Janet was a high school teacher and school leader.
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