Leaders' Connect #3: May 21st 4-5pm

Leading well – staying the distance

We are delighted that Dr Denise Quinlan/Dr Lucy Hone from the NZ Institute of Wellbeing and Resilience will be joining us to explore strategies for ‘staying the distance’. Denise and Lucy – no strangers to working through adversity – will share academic insights into coping with stress and keeping burnout at bay in their own real world, practical, inimitable way. “Everybody needs a recovery routine” says Lucy, “but navigating periods of chronic stress requires an understanding of burnout and how we can approach stress effectively.”

In the spirit of Leaders’ Connect, as well as a Q&A time with Lucy and Denise, there will be time for engaging in small group discussions for support and idea sharing.


Dr Denise Quinlan and Dr Lucy Hone have been studying resilience psychology for over a decade. Co-founders and co-directors of the NZ Institute of Wellbeing & Resilience, adjunct fellows at the Uni of Canterbury, they are also joint authors of the newly published Educators’ Guide to Whole-school Wellbeing: A practical guide to getting started (Routledge, 2020). Denise and Lucy collaborate with Leadership across a range of city- wide initiatives including the Grow Waitaha Wellbeing Community of Practice involving all secondary schools in Christchurch and the Whangarei wellbeing hub involving all five Kahui Ako in the city.  

About the Leaders’ Connect online series

Leaders’ Connect is an interactive, relational, online space for education leaders. These one-hour online hui occur fortnightly and the aim is to:  

  • Provide a safe place of connection for education leaders within NZ
  • Support leaders’ wellbeing 
  • Gain fresh leadership knowledge and capacity 
  • Create professional connection via an online platform
  • Provide a space for learning and sharing innovative practices and ideas