PD in the Pub


Free for IEU and AEU student and teacher members in their first few years of teaching.

This is a chance to participate in a professional development session with some of the most dynamic presenters currently working with Victorian teachers — and if you are an AEU or IEU member it will cost you nothing. These sessions offer valuable and practical personal development from a top class practitioner in a convivial surrounding.

Not only do you get free PD, you can have a drink at the bar on us and we will issue you with a certificate of participation in the event for VIT registration purposes.

ALL sessions run from 4.30pm–6.00pm and are FREE for IEU and AEU members. Please note that this a members-only programme.

If you are not yet a student member, you can join now here


Round 1: BEHAVIOUR MANAGEMENT with Glen Pearsall

Join us for a look at effective classroom and behaviour management — a skill that all teachers need to continually develop. Engaging presenter Glen Pearsall will give you some practical tips to add to your practice. Hone your classroom skills and enjoy a complimentary drink on us.

Glen Pearsall was a teacher at Eltham High School and a board member of the Victorian Curriculum Assessment Authority. He works throughout Australia as an educational consultant, specializing in positive student behaviour, instructional practice and workload reduction for teachers. His books include Classroom Dynamics and the bestselling And Gladly Teach which are aimed at pre-service and early-career teachers. His latest work, Fast and Effective Assessment, has just been published internationally by ASCD.

  • Thursday 2 May      
    Preston: The Olympic Hotel, 31 Albert Street, Preston
  • Wednesday 8 May
    Mount Ridley College, 2 - 30 Hampton Street Craigieburn
  • Thursday 9 May
    Croydon: Dorset Gardens Hotel, 335 Dorset Road, Croydon
  • Wednesday 15 May
    Narre Warren: Fountain Gate Hotel, Westfield Fountain Gate, Magid Drive, Narre Warren
  • Tuesday 21 May
    Essendon: Cross Keys Hotel, 350 Pascoe Vale Road, Essendon
  • Thursday 23 May       
    Point Cook: The Brook Hotel, 215 Sneydes Road, Point Cook
  • Thursday 30 May       
    IEU/South Melbourne: IEU Office, 120 Clarendon Street, Southbank

Book Now for Round 1


Round 2: STRATEGIES TO CREATE AN ENGAGING CLASSROOM with Karen Dymke

This practical, hands on workshop will give you the opportunity to meet other teachers, share strategies and feel encouraged with new ideas to take away! This will include how to engage your learners, build a tribe for learning and promote effective communication and collaboration in the classroom. It’s fun (even if it’s hard work ) when you learn!

Karen Dymke is a passionate educator who has had a wide range of experience inspiring teachers. She currently lectures at Latrobe University in Contemporary learning for 4th year students and as well as travelling Australia presenting strategies to progress student learning and achievement. She is the Director, coach and consultant of Thoughtfulworks.

  • Wednesday 7 Aug       
    Bundoora: The Bundoora Hotel, 49 Plenty Road, Bundoora
  • Thursday 8 Aug       
    Geelong: Waurn Ponds Hotel, 1154 Princes Highway, Waurn Ponds
  • Wednesday 14 Aug       
    Frankston: Sands Hotel, 71 Hall Road, Carrum Downs
  • Wednesday 21 Aug       
    Ballarat: Oscars Hotel, 18 Doveton Street South, Ballarat
  • Thursday 22 Aug       
    Bendigo: Shamrock Hotel, Cnr Pall Mall & Williamson Street, Bendgio
  • Tuesday 27 Aug       
    Chadstone: Matthew Flinders Hotel, 667 Warrigal Road, Chadstone
  • Wednesday 28 Aug       
    St Albans: St Albans Sports Club, Kings Park Reserve, 96a Gillespie Road, St Albans
  • Thursday 29 Aug       
    Abbotsford/Online: AEU, 126 Trenerry Crescent, Abbotsford

Book Now for Round 2