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Grift Education is a respected professional learning provider for educators around the world. We work with educators to design impactful learning experiences that support them to overcome the many challenges of their role, develop leadership identity, increase collaborative intelligence and strengthen the impacts of their teaching.

If you’re looking to maximise your impact and feel confident and self-assured in your role, our programs will make a huge difference. Take a look at what we offer to see how we can best support you.

If you are:

  • Looking for opportunities to enhance your impact
  • Wanting to shine as a leader
  • Struggling with the day-to-day pressure of your role
  • Wondering how to improve your impact in the classroom and beyond
  • Wanting to work more productively with your colleagues
  • Interested in the most up-to-date teaching and leadership approaches

Then there is a Grift Education program to suit you. Our seminars, webinars, online courses and in-person events are held regularly throughout the year.

So take a look at what’s coming up or download one of Gavin’s influential publications to ignite your passion and grow your career.

Our Founder

Perhaps a career in education was always on the cards for Gavin Grift, the highly respected founder of Grift Education. After all, his mother sent him off to school at the tender age of four, hoping it might keep her lively boy occupied.

But inside the classroom, shyness took over. Eventually, struggling to find meaning in what he was learning, a young Gavin became almost completely disengaged – until two pivotal teachers recognised he was struggling.

Those caring teachers not only transformed his interest in learning but altered the course of his future. By Grade 6, his mind was made up: he would also become a teacher and help other students in the same way he had been helped.

While Gavin has now worked in the educational sector for more than three decades, none of that early passion to make a difference has faded.

In the beginning, he worked as a classroom teacher, and later as a school leader, before realising he could make an even bigger impact by teaching the educators themselves. Since then he’s worked as a behaviour management consultant at troubled schools in the UK, presented at conferences in the US and Sweden, and spent four years teaching cognitive coaching methods to educators at Singapore’s largest international school.

Gavin also was instrumental in leading the implementation of the Professional Learning Communities at Work® process in schools across Australia, and until 2018, was managing director of Solution Tree Australia.

These days Gavin is busy crisscrossing Australia, delivering his renowned keynote presentations, seminars and coaching services to thousands of educators.

Gavin strongly believes that all students should have the same chances of success, but this is often dependent on the teacher they get. His mission is to help reduce ‘teacher lottery’ by developing teachers and leaders through transformational programs that focus on coaching, collaboration and teaching practice.

He’s also a best-selling co-author, with nine educational books under his belt, including Teachers As Architects of Learning, Five Ways of Being and Transformative Collaboration.

Gavin is also a mad-keen AFL Geelong Football Club supporter, enjoys playing tennis with his three kids, eating Mexican food of any kind and indulging in all things 1980s.