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

Nominations for PAI's John Laing Awards for Professional Development must be made through the nominee's relevant principal association. Principal associations will then put forward a chosen candidate to PAI.


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
  • ACT    09 November 2017    Breakfast
  • QLD    10 November 2017    Lunch
  • VIC      16 November 2017   Cocktail
  • TAS     17 November 2017    Cocktail
  • NSW    27 November 2017    Lunch


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