Following on from 2023, this year long package is designed to support you further in your middle leadership journey.
Each term there will be one face to face session at Learning Network 9.30-3pm and one ONLINE session after school 3.30-5pm
Term 1: F2F February 23 /ONLINE March 21
Term 2: F2F May 17 / ONLINE June 20
Term 3: F2F August 9 / ONLINE September 12
Term 4: F2F November 1 /ONLINE November 28
This programme is designed for middle leaders who have either completed the level one course, or who have a few years experience in their roles and who are now keen to grow their effectiveness. Using a combination of face-to-face workshops and online sessions, we will explore the following.
- Accelerating team effectiveness: facilitating robust professional conversations to ensure potential issues are raised early and resolved effectively.
- Change leadership: driving organisational effectiveness through continuous improvement; working with resistance to change.
- Strategic planning: aligning day-to-day work with your kura’s vision, values and strategic goals; tracking and monitoring progress towards strategic goals.
- Organisational culture: developing and maintaining an open-to-learning, smart risk-taking culture.
In addition to these core areas, we will also explore a range of ‘productivity hacks’ to help you delegate, seek evidence of your effectiveness, make great decisions, and generally keep all those plates spinning!
Mark is an educator by background and has worked across the New Zealand education system for nearly three decades as a teacher, school leader and consultant. Mark initially trained as a primary teacher before working in the secondary sector for 15 years, most recently as a foundation Deputy Principal at Albany Senior High School, the country’s first ILE high school. The majority of Mark’s work in schools is based on leadership development and supporting schools to implement change projects large and small. Mark holds a PhD from the University of Melbourne on change leadership, and he has published widely nationally and internationally on how to ensure change efforts a successful in schools.