04 Sep 2020
08:30 AM - 03:45 PM
Power Up Your Leadership
A one day conference for those in senior leadership roles: DP’s/APs and Team leaders
We have a fantastic line up of keynote speakers sharing inspirational stories and messages.
Plus book a pre-conference full day workshop with Professor Guy Claxton, Catherine McCullough or Tony Ryan
on Thursday 3 Sept 9.30-3pm and save $100 off the price. Quote ” Precon20″
|Keynote 1||Professor Guy Claxton||Powering Up Your School|
|Keynote 2||Marcus Akuhata Brown||Maori Youth Leadership|
|Keynote 3||Catherine McCullough||Aspiring Leaders – A Journey of Growth and Discernment|
|Keynote 4||Nathan Wallis||The Neuroscience of Learning|
|Keynote 5||Ian Taylor||Innovation|
Marcus motivates and inspires people to hit higher levels of performance and they leave his presentations with a fresh perspective on life.
He’s a gifted communicator and has travelled the world extensively – he’s done everything from meeting the Queen and dining with members of the Royal family to working with the poor and marginalised in countries around the world.
Marcus will inspire you with his powerful message. He tells of how glass lids of low expectation and achievement were lifted off his life and how, through positive encouragement, intuitive goal setting as well as having the courage to break out of comfort zones, led to a life of excitement, adventure and purpose.
Catherine McCullough (Canada): Aspiring Leaders – A Journey of Growth and Discernment
Those who are newly appointed leadership positions or are aspiring to leadership positions need to build on their existing leadership skills and continue to build their leadership capacity.
Catherine will share the foundation of successful leadership practices and a framework /process of a leadership growth plan. Building on powerful mindsets and skill sets to support individual and organizational success.
The importance of the development of those personal leadership resources that underlie strong leadership practices is emphasized along with presenting strategies for continued growth and success.
Nathan Wallis (Christchurch, NZ) : The Neuroscience of Learning
Captivating audiences over 200 times per year in New Zealand, Australia and Internationally, Nathan Wallis provides an informative narrative on how our day-to-day interactions with children and young people, significantly the early years, plays a critical role in defining later outcomes for our children.
Reflecting on the latest neuroscience discoveries, Nathan provides in-depth clarity, focusing on how we as individuals and a society as a whole can use this knowledge to create better outcomes for our children and for our future.
Nathan Wallis brings the positive and practical implications of ‘conscious intelligence’ into everyday life.
Ian Taylor (Dunedin, NZ) : One of NZ’s foremost Technology Innovators
Ian was brought up in a small East Coast village on the North Island of New Zealand. He was seven when electricity arrived at his home. It was 1957. The telephone arrived a couple of years later. He didn’t know it at the time but three years after he got electricity at his house, New Zealand got its first computer.
Ian’s story mirrors New Zealand’s growth from its days as an agriculture-based economy. He laboured in the freezing works during the school holidays. Through the swinging 60s and 70s he was a singer in a rock and roll band, before being called up in the army. By 1980, he had completed a law degree and started an entirely new career in television, where he was part of an industry that went from black-and-white film to colour video and on into the digital age.
Professor Guy Claxton is the UK’s foremost expert on practical ways of expanding young people’s appetite and capacity for learning. His Building Learning Power approach has been tried, tested and developed in hundreds of primary and secondary schools.
An international expert on education and the brain, Guy is a cognitive scientist specialising in the expandability of learning capacity and intelligence. Since retiring from university life in 2013, he has focused on writing and consultancy. Much in demand all around the world, his recent books include New Kinds of Smart, Expansive Education and Educating Ruby: What Our Children Really Need to Learn (all with Bill Lucas), and, most recently, Intelligence in the Flesh.
Prior to that, Guy has been Co-Director of the Centre for Real-World Learning and Professor of the Learning Sciences at the University of Winchester. He previously held the same title at the University of Bristol Graduate School of Education. He has a ‘double first’ from Cambridge and a DPhil from Oxford, is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and the Royal Society of Arts, and an Academician of the Academy of the Social Sciences.
Guy has consulted and worked with teachers all over the world and has been a regular visitor to New Zealand. He is that rare academic who is able to speak to both the daily realities and the hearts of practising teachers.
Marcus Akuhata-Brown is a gifted communicator who has travelled the world extensively. He has done everything from meeting the Queen and dining with members of the Royal family to working with the poor and marginalised in countries around the world.
Marcus will stimulate, entertain and inspire your audience with his powerful message and creative style of delivery. He grew up on the East Coast and his father is from Te Whanau o Tuwhakairiora of Te Araroa on the East Cape, and he also has Ngai Tahu and Kahungunu tribal affiliations. His mother is a fifth generation New Zealander with European ancestry. A qualified teacher and gifted communicator, Marcus has led a number of innovative programmes addressing the learning and developmental needs of youth at risk and young offenders. Since 1996 Marcus has travelled all over the world as both a national and international representative and delegate.
Marcus was a Director on the international board of CIVICUS as well as being an ex-officio member of the Commonwealth Youth Caucus. He founded Tukaha Global Consultantcy in 2000 and currently divides his time between speaking and consultancy work, land development in Te Araroa and personal studies through Te Wananga o Raukawa.
Catherine McCullough, President and CEO of CMC Leadership, is an internationally recognized educator, presenter, speaker, and facilitator. She is an expert in conducting leadership workshops for a wide range of organizations in both the business and public sectors. In addition to her Leadership Development expertise, Catherine specializes in Organizational Relationships, Strategic Planning and Change Management. She is also a certified Executive Leadership coach.
Catherine has an extensive background of senior leadership roles in public education – including Director of Education for a Canadian school board in Ontario – as well as serving as Board of Directors Chair for non-profit organizations. In addition to her Master of Education degree from Brock University, she has post-graduate certificates in Strategic Leadership from the Rotman School of Business and Executive Coaching from Fielding University. She is also a certified trainer in Emotional Intelligence and Cross-Cultural Competency and one of the only Canadian master trainers for Change Style, Leadership Influence, and Paper Planes (Business Simulations).
Catherine was coordinator of the “Strong Districts and Their Leadership” project with Dr. Kenneth Leithwood, education researcher at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto, and continues to leverage this pivotal research in her training programs.
Both her proven experience and her expertise have allowed Catherine to successfully lead individuals and teams in the pursuit of increased self-awareness and organizational effectiveness. Her gift is communicating passionately and clearly with leaders to help them with proven strategies to reach their greatest potential.
Nathan Wallis is a father of three and a foster parent with a professional background in child counselling, teaching and social service management. Until recently he lectured in Human Development at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand and was also a board member and senior trainer with the highly respected Brainwave Trust.
In 2010 he founded a private training consultancy, Nathan Wallis Ltd, with the goal of facilitating easy to understand professional development training reflecting the latest neuroscience discoveries and their practical implications for everyday practice. Since then he has been in hot demand, delivering in excess of 150 presentations every year throughout New Zealand and Australia.
He has developed a reputation as a lively and engaging speaker who uses humour and plain language to make this complex topic come to life.
He has worked with children in counselling settings relating to domestic violence, sexual abuse and childhood trauma. Nathan has established and managed educational contracts in Christchurch including Parents as First Teachers and Te Waka Huruhurumanu, a Ngai Tahu indigenous early learning centre.