Leading by Learning: Introductory workshop 2021/22

  • Are you a team leader, a school leader, or a leader of a network of schools?
  • Are you struggling to make significant progress on problems of practice?
  • Is something preventing you and your colleagues from achieving your improvement goals?

Then the Leading by Learning: Introductory workshop is for you.

We are thrilled to be offering the inaugural Leading by Learning workshops around Aotearoa New Zealand in 2021 and 2022. 

You will use Leading by Learning to:

  • be more effective in problem-solving conversations and meetings
  • reduce the hard-to-discuss issues by building trust
  • make greater progress in collaboratively solving problems of teaching and learning.

What is Leading by Learning?

Leading by Learning is both a theory and practice of effective, ethical educational leadership that enables you to make significant progress on the problems of practice that prevent you or your colleagues from achieving improvement goals.

Leading by Learning is the evolution of the seminal work of Argyris and Schön, whose 30-year research programme described why leaders struggled to create the organisational and interpersonal cultures that build trust, honesty, and collective commitment to solve important problems.

Viviane Robinson, widely known in New Zealand and internationally for her programme of research and development in educational leadership, has partnered with Evaluation Associates to develop Leading by Learning. Through working with organisations and schools internationally and in Aotearoa New Zealand, we are continually evolving Leading by Learning.

Attend our two-day introductory Leading by Learning workshop; develop knowledge and increase understanding of the theory and practice of being learning-focused (rather than control focused).

What do people say?

"Ngā mihi nunui ki a koe mō tāu āwhina ki a au! Thank you! This was very valuable to me as a growing leader, and I clearly need more growth in this area and I guess it has been something that I have been reluctant to do. I'm looking forward to being more out of my comfort zone."Tiepa Tahana, Papamoa Primary School

"It was a very worthwhile, timely and challenging workshop. I appreciated the opportunity to work one-to-one with a buddy and felt completely at ease and supported in our interactions. The challenge of the practice conversation in the group of three was also a good opportunity to work with peers in a "practice" conversation and feel supported and supportive in our exchanges." – Jeanette Biddick, Papamoa Primary School

"Good break down of how effective conversations with colleagues can be maintained."– Donna Reid, Bellevue School

"Be open to being wrong with my assumptions. Not to back away from difficult conversations."Michael Wells, Tauranga Intermediate

Your investment (cost and time)

The course fee is $1100 + GST per person.

This includes:

  • the cost of the two-day workshop
  • two 30-minute coaching sessions at a time convenient for you after the workshop
  • a one-year subscription to the Leading by Learning online hub (a value of $200!)

Leading by Learning is grounded in ongoing reflection on practice. The hub - with its curated readings, tools, webinars, forums, blogs, videos, and courses designed to provide ongoing support for educators - ensures your continued growth in educational leadership.

By subscribing to the online hub, you can access support for ongoing success. You can subscribe to the online hub year on year to keep reflecting on and improving your practice.

We are encouraging teams to attend these workshops. To support this, we would like to offer a 10% discount off the total fee for three or more participants from a school or kura. 

Workshop details 2021 - 2022




Face-to-face 2022


15 and 16 March

Jacqui Patuawa | Ruth Tate


31 August and 1 September

Jacqui Patuawa | Ruth Tate


7 and 8 June



18 and 19 August



24 and 25 August

Grant Stedman | TBC


3 and 4 March

Jacqui Patuawa | Gary Tenbeth

Online 2022


Four ½ days

· 25 May (1:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

· 27 May (9:00 am - 1:00 pm)

· 1 June (9:00 am to 1:00 pm)

· 2 June (1:00 pm to 5:00 pm)

Megan Peterson

Workshop spaces will fill up quickly. Be sure to complete the registration process to secure your place.

Register for the workshops below by selecting your region. 

Looking for something else? 

If you are looking for on-site support for you and your team, we can come to work with you. This could be running these workshops at your place or more in-depth professional development. Contact Jacqui Patuawa to discuss personalised support.

Leading by Learning: Introductory workshop | Online 2022

Wednesday 25 May - Thursday 2 June,

25 Places Left


Leading by Learning: Introductory workshop | Auckland | 15 -16 March 2022

Tuesday 15 March - Wednesday 16 March,
Venue: TBA

3 Places Left


Leading by Learning: Introductory workshop | Auckland | 31 Aug - 1 Sep 2022

Wednesday 31 August - Thursday 1 September,
Venue: TBA

Location: Auckland Dates: 31 August - 1 September Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

30 Places Left


Leading by Learning: Introductory workshop | Rotorua 2022

Tuesday 7 June - Wednesday 8 June,
Venue: TBA

30 Places Left


Leading by Learning: Introductory workshop | Wellington 2022

Thursday 18 August - Friday 19 August,
Venue: TBA

30 Places Left


Leading by Learning: Introductory workshop | Dunedin 2022

Thursday 3 March - Friday 4 March,
Venue: TBA

30 Places Left


Leading by Learning: Introductory workshop | Christchurch 2022

Wednesday 24 August - Thursday 25 August,
Venue: TBA

30 Places Left