Building knowledge and skills

Find out more about our Community of Practice
Welcome to the Community

The lifeblood of PeopleBench is our Community of Practice. Bringing together educational leaders, researchers and data and workforce specialists, our Community of Practice unites passionate leaders across the education sector with our shared aspiration: to make a difference in workforce management, delivering better outcomes for staff and students.

PeopleBench is more than a clever analytics tool and the PeopleBench Community of Practice is more than just a network. Through our shared commitment we are building a new domain of knowledge, developing insight through research. In addition to connecting principals, system leaders, human resource specialists and researchers, our CoP establishes a new standard for benchmarking education workforce information, providing an invaluable resource for measuring performance and supporting decision making.

By developing an extensive base of knowledge, we can find insight that no one school or system could do individually. By bringing together experts from education, behavioural science and workforce economics, our multidisciplinary approach allows us to translate research into practice.

Through regular sharing of practice, we can identify what makes the most difference, and apply that to your learning context. Working together we can maximise impact and transform school workforces. As a member of the PeopleBench Community of Practice, you are invited to participate in a way that will benefit you most. Your contribution will make a difference to the broader education community.
How You Can contribute

As a member:
  • Participate in the State of the Sector Survey in August each year and receive our summary analysis
  • Receive PeopleBench quarterly updates and invitations to Insights events;
  • Join our Global Online community, accessing our network of members.
As a subscriber to PeopleBench:

  • Access to the PeopleBench analytics platform
  • Participate at State of the Sector workshops and attend the Insights Forum
  • Attend PeopleBench training and events for Principals, System Leaders and HR Managers
  • Contribute your data to the research base and shape future directions in research.
As a Collaborator

  • Work with the PeopleBench team to provide critical feedback and identify directions for future research;
  • Contribute to developing to the knowledge base to be shared with other members of the community of practice.

PeopleBench, through its Community of Practice, is also establishing an Advisory Committee comprised of key partners from education, human resources, information technology and communications disciplines. This group will play a vital role in ensuring that information from members and the needs of the community are realised in future research directions and development of the PeopleBench platform.

The benefit to all members of the PeopleBench CoP is belonging to a united group of leaders who are passionate about their work and contributing to a body of research that transforms educational workforce: building a new base of information to support decision making; developing insight through research and collaboration; and maximising impact by making confident and informed decisions based on research and evidence. Working together to benefit all learners.

Our Existing Collaborators

Dr Pat Coughlan - Executive Director, Toowoomba Catholic Schools Office
Jim Midgley - Director, Learning & Teaching, Toowoomba Catholic Schools Office
Lindsay Hawkins - Director, Human Resources & Organisational Development, Toowoomba Catholic Schools Office<
Terry Carter - Senior Manager, Teaching & Learning, Toowoomba Catholic Schools Office
Natalie Hardgrave - Manager, Human Resources Operations, Toowoomba Catholic Schools Office
Jacqui Francis - Executive Director, Townsville Catholic Education Office
Jennifer Blackshaw - Director, Organisational Services, Townsville Catholic Education Office
Elissa Castelli - Organisational Development Coordinator, Townsville Catholic Education Office
Dr Daniel Pampuch - CEO, Christian Schools Australia
Upcoming Events
19th July

Brisbane Powerhouse, QLD 4005

PeopleBench will be launching the next stage of our Analytics and Benchmarking platform for schools across Australia. 3-5pm at the Brisbane Powerhouse.

26th July

Sydney, NSW, 2000

PeopleBench will be launching the next stage of our Analytics and Benchmarking platform for schools across Australia. 3-5pm at the WeWork building in Pyrmont, Sydney.

2nd August

Melbourne, VIC, 3000

PeopleBench will be launching the next stage of our Analytics and Benchmarking platform for schools across Australia. 3-5pm with venue TBC.

19th August

Adelaide, SA, 5000

PeopleBench will be hosting a training workshop on the use of the PeopleBench platform and how it can deliver unique insight for schools across Australia. 3-5pm with venue TBC.