virtual event developing a culture of leadership

Virtual PLD for Leaders and Aspiring Leaders: Developing a Culture of Leadership

Supporting understanding of your work with adults to build and sustain a high quality Montessori service/school.
Date: 20 October 2020, 3 November 2020 and 17 November 2020
Location: Virtually via Zoom , At your place.

As leaders in the education sector we have a responsibility to our tamariki to balance accountability with team member’s growth and development. In environments that are constantly shifting and unpredictable we need leaders, and aspiring leaders, who are able to look after their own well-being, and be strategic to lead their services/schools and teams through these times. 

These workshops will provide concepts and learning for transforming the work of guiding, managing and leading adults for solving challenges in complex times.

Michela Homer and Cathy Wilson have designed these three workshops aligned to their experiences, the Leadership Capability Framework from Teaching Council and Montessori pedagogy. 

These workshops will be a mixture of theory and discussions, with the opportunity to put theory to practice.

If this sounds interesting to you, we invite you to join us for these three interactive workshops.


Workshop Topics and Outline

Tuesday 20th October, 2020 6.30 – 8.30 pm
Workshop one
: Looking at building own leadership capability: Introducing leaders to emotional intelligence and effective strategic design. 

Our lives are constantly bombarded with issues, challenging decisions we need to make in the moment, and a juggling of priorities. Great leaders have the ability to manage and look after their own well being and emotions so that they can lead effectively. Effective leaders also ensure that they have a lived vision and direction for their setting so that they can influence and inspire continuous improvement in others. In this session, we’ll dig into the why, what and how of emotional intelligence and some guidelines on setting and driving your setting to achieve its vision/ mission/ philosophy strategically. 

Tuesday 3 November, 2020 6.30 – 8.30 pm
Workshop two: Developing the potential in others: Meaningful coaching and mentoring others through active listening. 

Being an effective coach and mentor requires leaders to have certain skills in order to grow others. In a climate where we’re striving to build leadership capability and a sustainable workforce, this is critical. In this session, we’ll explore some coaching and mentoring tips and frameworks as well as develop understanding of active listening as a way to really ‘hear’ and develop others. 

Tuesday 17 November, 2020 6.30 – 8.30 pm
Workshop three: Resolving issues and conflict: Root cause analysis.

Having those ‘challenging’ conversations to support change. 

We often hear that this is the ‘biggest’ challenge of many leaders or aspiring leaders. How do you hold someone to account whilst maintaining the relationship? In this session, we’ll support you to develop a framework and skills for doing this effectively in a way that builds capability and capacity as well as giving you ways to ‘stop the noise’ and dig into the root causes that may be driving the conflicts. 


Registration Fee:

Cost:   MANZ Member school $89, MANZ Individual member $111, Full registration $160

When you register you will be sent a link to complete a short questionnaire to give the facilitators guidance for the workshops.

Your registration fee includes access to all three workshops.  ZOOM links and will be emailed closer to the event after your payment has been received and processed.

If this sounds interesting to you, then we invite you to register today and join us for these three interactive online workshops.

Thanks for your interest – registrations for these workshops closed Thursday 15 October 2020.

Facilitators: Michela Homer and Cathy Wilson

Michela Homer was elected to MANZ Council in 2013 and was re-elected in 2015. She is currently the Regional Professional Practice Leader for BestStart Southern. Michela considers the work we do is grounded in effective, meaningful relationships. It never ceases to amaze her how when we work collaboratively, we can make a real difference for tamariki and their families. She is motivated and inspired to work alongside her teams and MANZ to lift and improve outcomes for children, parents and teachers and to provide the best that we possibly can. She completed her Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) 3-6 diploma in London in 1994 and has worked in a variety of ECE and Montessori centres in Aotearoa.

Cathy Wilson commenced working for MANZ as the Executive Officer in 2015 having been on the MANZ Council from 2011 to 2015 and the treasurer since 2013. She worked at Upper Valley Montessori and Mana Montessori before joining Wā Ora Montessori School in Lower Hutt in 1999, where she was the deputy principal. Cathy completed the Aperfield Montessori Diploma in 1998, Associated Montessori Internationals (AMI) diploma in 2010 and worked as a tutor for Aperfield Montessori  2008 – 2015. Over the years she has delivered numerous workshops for the Early Childhood Council, Victoria University and MANZ and presented at Early Childhood Council and MANZ conferences.  Cathy represents MANZ on many Ministry of Education, Teaching Council and NZQA governance and advisory groups as well as providing support for member services and schools.

Virtual PLD for Leaders and Aspiring Leaders: Developing a Culture of Leadership

Date: 20 October 2020, 3 November 2020 and 17 November 2020
Time: 6.30 pm - 8.30 pm
Location: Virtually via Zoom
City: At your place.