Know your stuff: the Blueprint, The Flagships Strategies, VELS, PoLTS, D.E.&T. initiatives.
Read professional journals/newsletters: SLAV ; the ‘’, the AEU; the VIT eg, ‘the Renewal of Registration’ discussion paper.
‘Inside-out’ thinking: read literature on educational leadership & change management: Elmore, Fullan, Hargreaves, Marzano, Perkins, Sergiovanni.
Go to the ‘big event’ PD that is on offer, rich and stimulating.