Leaders Connect #9

Leading Authentic Partnerships

In this Leaders' Connect hui recording from 27th August 2020, Janina Konia (Ngāi Tahu, Ngā Puhi) shares her whakaaro on Leading Authentic Partnerships. Janina is the kaiārahi at Mātauraka Mahaanui, an advisory board to the Ministry of Education with a mandate to represent Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu across the Waitaha region.

Leadership Lab


This video captures some of Puāwai and it's diverse network of our rangatahi/young people from around the region. It's a snapshot of their experiences growing as people and young leaders during this innovative programme.

Leaders Connect #8

Important Conversations

In this Leaders' Connect hui recording from 13th August 2020, Joan Dalton shares her whakaaro on Important Conversations: using foundational art of inquiry skills for success. Joan Dalton is a Director at Hands On Educational Consultancy Pty Ltd.

Leaders' Connect #7: July 30th

Kryptonite for leaders- ‘commanding’ leadership in a collegial age…

One of the most significant leadership lessons borne of the COVID -19 crisis has been a renewed sense that the ‘buck stops’ with school leaders who have had to make sharp decisions and deploy a ‘take charge’ attitude. This sort of ‘commanding’ leadership is not often experienced in our profession. We are well-versed with collaborative and collegial leadership, we embrace ‘flat’ leadership approaches and see our jobs as enabling others to grow in their leadership. But COVID-19 has reminded us that commanding leadership is not a ‘dirty word’ and there are many instances in our schools that require strong, powerful, informed, and direct leadership.

Leaders' Connect #6

Leading change – moving from ideas to action

New Zealand is full of great ideas in education… but without a clear pathway for change it is unlikely that a great idea will make it to being a great solution

Leaders' Connect #5: Harnessing Student Agency June 18th 2020

Harnessing Student Agency

During the COVID Rāhui/lockdown, educators reported tangible benefits and perhaps surprising increases in engagement from many of their students learning from home. Nicola Ngarewa and Chris Jansen explore how might we take these insights about student agency and translate them into change practices in our schools?

LinC Project

April McLennan – Founder Limitless Charitable Trust

April McLennan is the Christchurch – based founder of Limitless Charitable Trust. Limitless is an organisation with a mission to see young people navigate their pathways to work with greater agency, and to pursue work that aligns with their strengths and values

LinC Project

Bridget Williams – World Economic Forum Global Shaper + CEO Bead and Proceed

Bridget is the CEO of Bead and Proceed which educates people about the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in order to inspire action towards change.

LinC Project

Josiah Tualamali’i – PYLAT Council – Pacific Youth Leadership And Transformation

Josiah Tualamali’i was one of the founders of the Pacific Youth Leadership and Transformation Trust (PYLAT), and is a company director on four boards, and wants to grow Pacific voices in governance.

Leaders' Connect Series #4 June 4th 2020

Leading for equity: What’s our next step?

Eru and Cheryl share some insights for leaders to actively support an equitable future for Aotearoa, New Zealand.

LinC Project

“Leading networks by re-thinking organisational structures: Hannah Rhodes”

Hannah Rhodes shares her insights with organisations specifically Generation Zero