Subject Matter Experts

Flexible leadership for flexible projects.

The Subject Matter Expert (SME) role is a flexible opportunity to support alumni (principals who have completed the Strategic Leadership for Principals Programme) as they take on a bespoke project built around their strategic plan.  

This might be assisting them at a Kickstart Your Strategy workshop, helping them review an annual plan, or simply sitting down with a principal and/or their team to help them clarify goals for the year ahead.

What makes a good Subject Matter Expert?

SMEs are typically senior leaders in their organisation, and have a wide range of expertise, including but not limited to: 

  • Change management 

  • Strategic leadership 

  • Instructional design and leadership 

  • Project management 

  • Transformation projects 

  • Coaching 

  • Strategy analysis and refresh

  • Marketing, branding and communication 

Depending on the project, we may require more specialist skill sets for principal support. We would ideally prefer SMEs to have previously worked with Springboard as a Capacity Partner.  

Time requirements

Due to the variability of the work SMEs do, requirements may vary. Setting up a project usually takes 8-10 hours, while implementation may be anywhere from four hours to 50, across three to 12 months.  

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