Stephen McConnachie

"Equipping leaders to embrace complex change, while honouring people and relationships along the way."

Ninja-like, knowledgeable, funny

Stephen is passionate about supporting leaders to effect meaningful change in their own context, with their own people.

As Director of e-Learning at a large Year 1-13 school, Stephen was responsible for introducing and driving e-learning adoption. He further extended this passion for supporting transformational change in 2019 with a Kāhui Ako Across Schools Lead role, where he supported other schools’ implementation of the new Digital Technologies/Hangarau Matihiko (DTHM).

In 2017, Stephen was awarded the Jim Campbell National Award for Excellence in Teaching by the New Zealand Association of Mathematics Teachers. This award recognised not only his classroom practice, but also “his contribution to mathematics education at a regional and national level,” for his work supporting mathematics teachers’ adoption of new pedagogical approaches.

Stephen is particularly passionate about supporting leaders to lead their own change processes. He works with leaders to build their leadership capacity and to bring their people with them as they engage with complex change.  

Stephen regularly presents keynotes and professional development workshops at schools and conferences around New Zealand. His work has also taken him to Bangladesh to assist with the Bangladesh Education Services and Training (BEST) e-learning project.

Stephen McConnachie

"Equipping leaders to embrace complex change, while honouring people and relationships along the way."

Ninja-like, knowledgeable, funny

Stephen is passionate about supporting leaders to effect meaningful change in their own context, with their own people.

As Director of e-Learning at a large Year 1-13 school, Stephen was responsible for introducing and driving e-learning adoption. He further extended this passion for supporting transformational change in 2019 with a Kāhui Ako Across Schools Lead role, where he supported other schools’ implementation of the new Digital Technologies/Hangarau Matihiko (DTHM).

In 2017, Stephen was awarded the Jim Campbell National Award for Excellence in Teaching by the New Zealand Association of Mathematics Teachers. This award recognised not only his classroom practice, but also “his contribution to mathematics education at a regional and national level,” for his work supporting mathematics teachers’ adoption of new pedagogical approaches.

Stephen is particularly passionate about supporting leaders to lead their own change processes. He works with leaders to build their leadership capacity and to bring their people with them as they engage with complex change.  

Stephen regularly presents keynotes and professional development workshops at schools and conferences around New Zealand. His work has also taken him to Bangladesh to assist with the Bangladesh Education Services and Training (BEST) e-learning project.