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April 26, 2017

Leadership, Mentoring And Coaching – Professional Development Opportunities For Educators

One for my Kiwi readers…

Leading change, building the capability of colleagues or aspiring to lead? Professional development options tailored to educators.
Empowering you to support early learning
If you are leading complex change in your school, mentoring or coaching others to build their capability, or expanding on your position as a middle leader in your learning environment, CORE has professional development solutions designed for the aspiring, middle or senior leader.
Kia ora Michael,

The CORE Leaders’ Summit 2017
17 and 24 June 2017 – Auckland and Christchurch

At CORE we understand the complexities around leading transformational change, building your capability and your staff capabilities as your collaborate on this journey together. Building a vision and leading others on your journey is important to the success. It is also vital to maintain your well-being (manaaki) to support yourself and others. But how and where do you start?

The CORE Leaders’ Summit in June is a one day leadership event tailored to take participants through a process of leadership discovery and development.

The Summit focuses on the following three key themes with opportunities to discuss and network with others during the day.

Key Themes

CORE Leaders’ Summit will support participants to learn skills and gain knowledge in these three key areas:

  • Building a strong vision that honours bicultural integrity (Tangata whenuatanga)
  • Leading people through complex change (Rangatiratanga)
  • Mentoring and coaching models that build leadership capability (Manaakitanga)

You will explore and engage with a variety of frameworks and tools that support your leadership growth. There will be time to discuss the tools with thought leaders and to network with other participants who are interested in growing their leadership skills.

Event Details

Date: 17 June 2017
Time: 9am-3pm
Location: Hobsonville Point Secondary School, Hobsonville
Investment: $257 +gst per person
Date: 24 June 2017
Time: 9am-3pm
Location:  Rolleston College, Rolleston
Investment: $257 +gst per person

Why Attend?

This event focuses on building capacity for educators in:

  • Mentoring & coaching to build effective leadership
  • Honouring bicultural partnerships
  • Thought leadership
  • Professional inquiry
  • Building collaborative practice
  • Building a networked Community of Practice (CoP)
  • Mairangatira framework
  • Innovation and design processes

Who should attend?

Across Primary and Secondary school, Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako, this event is for those who are aspiring to lead, in senior or middle leader roles and want to strengthen their skills and learn some new frameworks and build on their network.
Other online professional development options
If you’d like to consider other options, we have two 20-week online programmes focused on Middle Leaders and Mentoring/Coaching, or you can contact our Accredited Facilitators for advice about increasing your leadership capability.

Middle Leaders Matter
Online Programme, starts w/c 6 June

Middle leaders have influential positions within schools, yet they may not be provided with specific middle leadership development to undertake this complex role.

Research conducted by Bassett (2012) and Robson (2012) both highlighted the need for middle leadership development and meaningful appraisal. In the absence of a national middle leadership programme, the onus falls on schools to develop and appraise their middle leaders.

This online middle leadership programme aims to meet the development needs of those specifically leading from the middle, by examining key principles and practical strategies for their implementation. Senior leaders will also benefit from this course, as they appraise and develop their middle leaders.

This programme is recognised as prior learning for postgraduate studies at Unitec Institute of Technology.


Mentoring and Coaching
Online Programme, starts w/c 24 July

Mentoring and coaching colleagues in order to transform their practice and build their capability requires a planned strategic approach that has been designed specifically for your learning environment.

Designed for any present or aspiring mentor teacher, middle/senior leader or principal in mentoring and/or coaching roles, CoL mentoring roles or those who are interested in improving their own ability to mentor or coach others, this 20 week/4 module online programme will empower participants by creating practical strategies to use in real time.


Have a question?

For any queries relating to the CORE Leaders’ Summit or online programmes, email us any time or phone (03) 379 6627.
Tell your fellow educators about the Leaders PD options
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