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Supporting Schools to Innovate and Adapt

Adaptive Edge


Dave’s educational leadership experience provide schools with a wealth of contemporary knowledge, unique insights, and identifying pathways forward.

Dave has guided schools and delivered innovative solutions across Australia and overseas working alongside executive leadership teams, boards, associations, and educational organisations. 

School and Board offerings:

  • Leading an adaptive culture development program.
  • Strategic narrative development for boards and leadership teams.
  • Professional development for executive teams and school staff.
  • Program facilitator.

To find out more, Book a discovery call with Dave:

Focus Sessions with Dave Runge


Dave provided a one-day workshop for our team on leading an adaptive culture and the characteristics of adaptive schools. In a world of increasing change and volatility, leaders need to be innovative and agile in being able to adapt to deal with challenges and opportunities presented. The program provided the team with the opportunity to explore what is working and what is inhibiting change across our 60 schools and to refine the capacities we want to embed and integrate across our system.

I would recommend the workshop to other schools and systems.

Leadership & System Improvement, Catholic Schools Office

I just wanted to say that you are talking about all my favorite things! I love how you are bringing things into a coherent framework. 

I would recommend the workshop to other schools and systems.

Principal, St Mary's College 

Adaptive Edge

About Dave

Dave is passionate about self-authorship and co-constructed education, and imagines a world of purpose-filled, empowered learning. With extensive knowledge in Foresight, Culture and Innovation, Dave has worked alongside Schools, Universities, and Education Departments to implement innovation and enable change.

Through Adaptive Edge, Dave works closely with Principals and executive leadership teams across Australia and overseas who need support in bringing to life some of the most innovative practices and spaces in education today.

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