John Laing Professional Development Awards 2017

John Laing Award Winners NSW 2016Principals Australia Institute (PAI) is pleased to launch the 2017 John Laing Awards for Professional Development.
The annual John Laing Awards for Professional Development acknowledge principals in every state and territory who demonstrate outstanding leadership in providing professional learning in schools. They celebrate the contribution of school leaders who have undertaken professional development, and supported the professional learning of teachers and other school leaders.
The Awards were set up in 2004 in honour of John Laing, a former Tasmanian school principal worked for PAI (then the Australian Principals Association Professional Development Council) in 1993. He was the driving force behind the first cross-sectoral professional learning projects for all principals in Australia, and was a pioneer in recognising excellence in educational learning for school leaders. 


How to nominate a principal

The PAI John Laing Professional Development Awards are managed at a local level through the PAI state and territory offices, and principals' associations. Peers can also nominate a principal through their state or territory associations.


Key dates

  • Nominations open: April 2017
  • Nominations close: end of July 2017
  • State events :  
  • WA      17 October 2017        Breakfast
    NT       20 October 2017        Cocktail
    SA       25 October 2017        Breakfast
    QLD    27 October 2017        Lunch
    VIC     16 November 2017     Cocktail
    TAS    17 November 2017     Cocktail
    NSW   27 November 2017     Lunch
    ACT    TBC


Forms to complete

Please complete the following forms:
Completed forms should be accompanied by a digital portrait photograph of your nominee (minimum 4x6 inches in size, 300 dpi in resolution, plain background).
You may wish to use the L5 Framework document as a reference for the nomination process.
Find out more about the awards and the recipients from previous years.


For further information, contact:

Gianna Ferrara
General Manager, Marketing & Brand
Principals Australia Institute
P: 08 08 8394 2177