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The Legacy Project – Year 1
Mr Christian Machar

In 2017, Brighton Grammar School (Melbourne, Victoria) introduced a pilot program, entitled ‘The Legacy Project’, based on the purpose of developing and improving student leadership and culture in schools.

Working with James Kerr, author of the global best-seller Legacy, you will hear how Kerr’s lessons with business and sporting organisations (eg. All Blacks of New Zealand) have been implemented into a framework to help shape the culture of Brighton Grammar.

This mini-keynote will provide further insight into the program’s purpose including an overview of the framework, the development of rituals in building culture, outcomes of the first year (to date), research tools to measure the success of the program, and the next steps for the project.


Kerr, J. (2013). Legacy. London, Constable.


Christian is the Head of MS Humanities at Brighton Grammar School. Christian’s teaching experiences include four years at Geelong Grammar School’s Timbertop campus. Areas of interest include student leadership development and organisational culture. Mr Machar is collaborating with Dr Ray Swann (Head of Senior School and Head of Crowther Centre at Brighton Grammar School) and international best-selling author James Kerr (Legacy: 15 lessons in leadership), on ‘The Legacy Project’.