2017 Richard Selby Smith Oration


Refocusing our achievement lens - the real progress story

Start Date

11th May 2017 6:00pm

End Date

11th May 2017 7:30pm


Stanley Burbury Theatre, University Centre, Sandy Bay campus

RSVP / Contact Information

E:, or T: 6226 2521

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Refocusing our achievement lens - the real progress story

presented by


Lisa Rodgers

Chief Executive Officer, Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership

Before joining AITSL as Chief Executive Officer in 2016, Lisa was Deputy Secretary, Early Learning and Student Achievement in the New Zealand Ministry of Education where she, most recently, had responsibility for raising achievement and improving system effectiveness with school leaders across education and the wider social sector.

Prior to this, Lisa was the Deputy Secretary, Evidence, Data and Knowledge and focused on using research and analysis to identify where effort and resources can best help children, young people and students achieve.  

Lisa has held several other significant posts at the Ministry and has a strong public sector background in strategic policy, research and insights analysis with the Ministry of Justice, the University of Wales and the British Army.

Lecture chair:  Jenny Gale, Secretary, Department of Education, Tasmania

Refreshments from 5.30pm.

ACE Tasmania Informal Dinner

All community members attending the Richard Selby Smith Oration are invited to the post-lecture networking dinner.  

Venue: University Club
Tickets: $70.00 Members | $80.00 Non-members 
Bookings: Phone (03) 9035 5473

Refreshments from 5.30pm.

The Richard Selby Smith Oration 2017 is the eleventh annual event to celebrate the life and work in education of Professor Richard Selby Smith. The Oration is a high profile free public lecture, organised by the Tasmanian Branch of the Australian College of Educators, supported by the Selby Smith Family and the University of Tasmania.

Professor Selby Smith made significant contributions to education nationally and in Tasmania over a long period. He was a foundation member of the Australian College of Educators and an active and long serving member of the Tasmanian Branch. He was a Fellow of the College.

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