The Impact Cycle

The Impact Cycle
2-Day Program

Coaching in education is increasingly recognised as a key ingredient in school improvement and an important way to build teaching and learning capacity, develop leadership skills, and ultimately improve student outcomes.

With representation in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, IberoAmerica, and the Middle East, GCI has now established a partnership with the Instructional Coaching Group in the US. As part of this partnership, GCI is delighted to be able to offer this new program to education communities in Australia and New Zealand.

Designed around the key themes of Dr Knight’s 2018 book, The Impact Cycle: What Instructional Coaches Should Do to Foster Powerful Improvements in Teaching, the aim of this program is to support educators in establishing coaching cycles that lead to improved teaching, and student learning.

GCI facilitators have worked in partnership with Dr Knight to prepare this highly regarded program for an Australian and New Zealand audience.

Who Is This Program Suitable For?

This program will primarily be of interest to instructional coaches, pedagogical coaches, learning specialists, professional learning leaders, and others whose core function in schools is to help teachers develop their practice.

Participants will explore the following questions:

  • What are the partnership principles and should I ground my coaching in them?
  • What should be my approach to coaching?
  • How do instructional coaches identify goals with teachers?
  • How should instructional coaches go about explaining and modelling teaching strategies?
  • How do coaches partner with teachers to make adaptations until goals are met?

Contribution to Registered PD hours

Completing The Impact Cycle two-day program addresses the following domains and standards for Lead Teacher from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers as published by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL): 1.1.4; 2.1.4; 2.3.4; 3.2.4; 3.3.4; 3.6.4; 5.4.4; 6.3.4.
The duration of the program is 12 hours.


Upon completion of a survey after your workshop you will receive a GCI certificate of participation. You may also wish to add the program to your LinkedIn qualifications.



$790* + GST

Your fee includes:
  • 2-Day Workshop
  • Complimentary The Impact Cycle book
  • Complimentary The Impact Cycle Reflective Guide book

This fee excludes:
  • GST

Frequently Asked Questions

I am not sure I can commit to both workshop dates (two days in total)?
Participants are required to commit to the entire program – including attendance at all workshop days on the nominated dates. If you think that your participation may clash with other commitments, it is strongly recommended to re-enrol into another program, to ensure minimum disruption to other participants. For more details, consult our ‘Terms and Conditions’ below.

Terms and Conditions

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