NZARE Ed Leadership SIG Symposium: Day One

Nau Mai, Haere Mai
Symposium 2017

Mālō e lelei

Co-Covenors Martin Bassett & Dr. Howard Youngs











The inaugural NZARE Education Leadership SIG was established at the Whakatane Conference, 2015. As a result of last year's conference in Wellington, this symposium was created by Howard, Martin and Maggie. 

Keynote: Global Challenges in the field of educational leadership

Professor Ross Notman, University of Otago

Leadership Qualities - Five challenges
- Reliance on Euro/American research concepts

Challenge 1: Cultural concepts for a broader vision
-Māori and Pasifika leadership

Challenge 2: Education al leadership in isolation
-opportunity in other contexts, compare & contrast leadership strategies & innovations

Challenge 3: Political imperatives
-market forces model of education, & impact of inter-school competition

Challenge 4: Expanded role of educators
-Government & society's expectations of educational leaders
Humanistic? Vocational? Economic?

Challenge 5: Human dimensions of leadership
-a more holistic view of leadership
Manaakitanga: leading with moral purpose
Pono - having self-belief

Consider the Values of New Zealand Curriculum (NZC, p. 10)

Excellence, innovation, inquiry & curiosity, diversity,, equity, community and participation, ecological sustainability, integrity

 1. What are the values that mean the most to you?

2. What leadership behaviours would you exhibit if you were to role model?

As a leader, how might you write performance indicators for these? 

'Unconference' Workshops:

It was exciting to have a range of workshops available, alongside the Talanoa spaces. More details to follow...
Dr. Leon Benade - ILEs and dispositions


Middle Leaders Matter...

Middle Leaders Matter: presenting our emerging findings from current research 2017
You may wish to check out the following resources:
CORE Education white paper: 'Middle Leadership Matters'

We believe middle leaders matter. Have you heard our latest podcast? We offer practical tips and advice for leaders:  CORE Website   Soundcloud   iTunes

Did you know that our latest Empower Middle Leaders Matter course begins February 2018? You can find all the details, including the course outline and calendar. Please note, this course is recognised as prior learning towards postgraduate studies at Unitec Institute of Technology.

Finally, we will be running a practical workshop at ULearn17, Thursday 12 October, Breakout 4, focusing on our middle and aspiring leaders, as well as support for senior leadership.



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