New Zealand School Leadership Forum

Effective leadership, management and governance for NZ’s future-focused schools

7 - 8 Dec 2017Crowne Plaza, Auckland
Event Details
separately bookable workshops
Change leadership in schools
6 December 2017 | 9.00am - 12.30pm

Leading change is a critical skill for successful school leaders in today’s rapidly changing world. This half-day workshop will teach you how to promote a change mindset as a Principal or Senior Leader and to empower your team despite uncertainty.

• Understanding the difference between leading change and managing change

• Communicating the need for change and gaining buy-in

• Understanding the change cycle in regard to each group / individual impacted

• Prioritising goals within a realistic time frame

• How to strongly present change to inspire confidence in the outcomes

• Introducing a change management framework for schools

• Tools for managing apprehension and resistance

• Ways to empower team leaders, teachers, students and their families/ whanau

• Strengthening the benefits of change and presenting a win-win situation

• Reviewing the change process and adapting as necessary

Samantha Patel

Registered Psychologist

Responsive Consulting

MSc (Criminological Psychology), BSc Psychology (Hons), PG Cert Cultural Diversity in Therapy and Counselling. For almost twenty years Sam has worked internationally in a variety of specialist front line and senior management roles. Working across both public and private sectors Sam has significant experience of designing and facilitating group work to a range of complex needs clients. This includes cognitive skills training with youth, ensuring education, training and employment opportunities for learners who have been excluded/struggled to gains qualification from school and working with learners who have low levels of literacy and numeracy. Safeguarding the well-being of leaders and practitioners within learning environments and when working with complex groups / individuals / families is an area of interest for Sam. Sam’s senior leadership experience has involved leading change within the increased use of a business model framework. As a registered Psychologist and Chartered member of the Institute of Organisational Psychology (New Zealand Psychological Society), Sam applies contemporary psychological principles to her work and adopts a strengths, value-based approach. Above all, ensuring dynamic responsiveness to individuals, teams and organisations.

Implementing teacher wellbeing programmes in your school
6 December 2017 | 1.30pm - 5.00pm

Staff wellbeing is at the core of a successful and functional school with happy students performing to their potential. Society and behavioural issues, extra-curricular responsibilities and additional reporting required by the Ministry of Education have all put their toll on teachers and leaders. This half-day workshop presents a range of leadership tools, and wellbeing solutions which can be implemented to support teaching staff, prevent burn-out and to help retain talent in your school.

• The concepts of resilience and wellbeing

• What are the factors in teaching which cause most stress and burnout?

• How can these be tackled from a leadership perspective?

• Tools and techniques which can have immediate benefits for teachers’ wellbeing

• How to recognise and mitigate staff overload before it gets to burnout

• The neuroscience of wellbeing

• 7 factors of resilience

• Traps in the search of happiness and wellbeing

• Practical coping strategies for improving wellbeing

Samantha Patel

Registered Psychologist

Responsive Consulting

MSc (Criminological Psychology), BSc Psychology (Hons), PG Cert Cultural Diversity in Therapy and Counselling. For almost twenty years Sam has worked internationally in a variety of specialist front line and senior management roles. Working across both public and private sectors Sam has significant experience of designing and facilitating group work to a range of complex needs clients. This includes cognitive skills training with youth, ensuring education, training and employment opportunities for learners who have been excluded/struggled to gains qualification from school and working with learners who have low levels of literacy and numeracy. Safeguarding the well-being of leaders and practitioners within learning environments and when working with complex groups / individuals / families is an area of interest for Sam. Sam’s senior leadership experience has involved leading change within the increased use of a business model framework. As a registered Psychologist and Chartered member of the Institute of Organisational Psychology (New Zealand Psychological Society), Sam applies contemporary psychological principles to her work and adopts a strengths, value-based approach. Above all, ensuring dynamic responsiveness to individuals, teams and organisations.

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