Leading by Learning Napier and Gisborne workshops (MOE funded)

Ministry staff have heard from leaders in the Napier and Gisborne regions that challenging conversations consume a lot of their time. To support these conversation the Ministry have partnered with Evaluation Associates to provide these workshops. These three-day workshops are designed to strengthen communication skills especially useful in challenging conversations.  

The content 

Leading by Learning is focused on ways of communicating with people that maximises positive outcomes. Through Leading by Learning, educators learn to grapple with problems directly related to their context, and to build a collaborative culture in their kura or school. Leading by Learning involves:

  • coaching and feedback from accredited facilitators
  • contextualised problem-solving
  • time to focus on why we think what we think, and why we do what we do
  • gaining insights into personal motivations and the impact that these have on those they lead
  • learning practical ways to have learning-focused conversations
  • increased knowledge of theory and practice underpinning Leading by Learning
  • a focus on school improvement
  • access to the Leading by Learning Online Hub. 

The approach

Good practice tells us that engaging in learning is never just through a one-off workshop. Evaluation Associates will continue to support participants beyond the initial three-day workshop via the Leading by Learning online hub. You will have access to the online hub for one year from the time of your workshop commencing. The online hub is like having an education consultant in your back pocket; through the online hub you can:

  • attend exclusive webinars hosted by Viviane Robinson, Jacqui Patuawa, and members of the Leading by Learning team
  • have access to readings, videos, exemplars, and short courses to improve your use of Leading by Learning
  • have access to 1:1 coaching
  • receive feedback, from Leading by Learning consultants, based on analysis of your transcripts and conversations
  • participate in exclusive learning opportunities, including online courses to extend your understanding and practice.

Workshop details 2021/22

Four three-day workshops will be run across the region. Venue and dates below: 





23 November – 25 November 2021

Reignier Catholic School


8 March to 10 March 2022



22 March to 24 March 2022



Costs of the workshop are covered by the Ministry but teacher release will be at the schools cost. Spaces are limited so please register your interest as soon as possible.

To register 

There will be a maximum of 30 at each workshop. We encourage you to bring one of your Leadership team to the workshop.

Leading by Learning: MOE funded workshop | Gisborne | 8 - 10 March 2022

Tuesday 8 March - Thursday 10 March,
Venue: TBA

4 Places Left


Leading by Learning: MOE funded workshop | Napier | 22 - 24 March 2022

Tuesday 22 March - Thursday 24 March,
Venue: TBA

Fully Subscribed

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