The Mayfield Project

How Will The Mayfield Project Be Run In 2024-2025?

Following the success of the project in 2023, we have once again planned a project combining online elements with face-to-face workshops and presentations. Because our Mayfielders come from all over Australasia, we will support the face-to-face component of the program with a number of online workshops in the lead-up to the 2025 LEA Annual Regional Conference in Brisbane.

We want applicants to know what they’re signing up for, so the dates below set out the proposed 2024-2025 program. We’ll do our best to stick to these dates; however, there may be some minor movement if we encounter some unexpected challenges (such as another global pandemic…):


  • Wednesday 13 November 2024: ONLINE @ 4.30 pm AEST (6.30 pm NZDT/2.30 pm AWST)
    This will be a startup session to meet one another and the facilitators, discuss the program, and get an understanding of what sort of activities will be happening in the coming months. It will last approximately 1.5 hours.
  • Thursday 21 – Friday 22 November 2024: ADELAIDE – OPTIONAL ACTIVITY
    The Regional Day Out is LEA’s one-day conference. We encourage participants to consider attending the conference to connect with other Mayfielders, learn a little more about LEA, and enjoy professional learning in an informal and dynamic environment. Attendance it this event would be at participant’s own cost.
  • End November 2024 – End February 2025: Case Study Activities: ONLINE AND F2F
    Mayfielders will be able to connect to undertake preliminary case study research as a foundation for the weekend workshop experience. We anticipate this would amount to approximately 10 hours across the three-month period.
  • Thursday 27 February 2025 – Sunday 2 March 2025: SYDNEY
    Mayfielders will arrive in Sydney late on the Thursday to participate in a 2.5-day, face-to-face workshop held over the weekend.
  • Mid-March 2025 – End April 2025: ONLINE @ 4.30 pm AEST (6.30 pm NZDT/2.30 pm AWST)
    Participants will continue to drive the project through fortnightly online, self-directed group collaboration in preparation for the 2025 LEA Annual Regional Conference presentation and project deliverable. It is anticipated that these sessions would be approximately 2 hours; however, work to progress the project would continue between structured sessions.
  • Tuesday 6 May 2025 – Friday 9 May 2025: BRISBANE CONFERENCE
    Participants will arrive in Brisbane early on Tuesday and spend the day finalising the group’s conference presentation. Mayfielders will attend the conference from Wednesday to Friday and present their findings to the delegates in a dedicated session.
  • May 2025 – June 2026 ONGOING
    Mayfielders will be expected to engage with their local Chapter and will be given the opportunity to sit on Chapter and Regional Subcommittees. They will be provided with an LEA membership to allow them to attend events over the following twelve months, including running a dedicated session at a Chapter level discussing the activities and outcomes of their Mayfield experience.