Why focus on Leading by Learning?

Collaboratively solve problems and improve your conversational effectiveness.

The main goal of schools and kura is to raise student achievement and reduce disparity. School leaders play a vital role in solving problems that get in the way of achieving this goal. Challenges include:

  • variation in quality of teaching

  • variation in quality of leadership

  • insufficient knowledge to solve problems

  • building relational trust.

Problems are solved through interactions with others. However, in these interactions leaders often experience the considerable tension between solving the problem and maintaining strong interpersonal relationships. Leading by Learning teaches leaders how to build organisational trust while making significant progress on problems that contribute to inequitable student outcomes.

Leading by Learning examines how leaders may need to unlearn, and then re-learn, how they think and act in situations they find challenging.

Doing so will enable them to:

  • approach interactions with a deep sense of self-respect and respect for others

  • genuinely seek and test the validity of the information they use to solve problems

  • ensure mutual commitment to decisions made

How do people experience Leading by Learning?

Deepening your leadership capability is a journey. You can do this through a range of learning opportunities.

Setting people up for success

The journey starts with an introductory learning opportunity via either a multi-day workshop or through in-school support. This introduction to Leading by Learning involves:

  • coaching and extensive feedback from accredited facilitators

  • contextualised problem solving

  • deep understanding of personal motivations and the impact that these have on those you lead

  • time to focus on educator’s thinking and action

  • practical focus on learning-focused conversations

  • a focus on school improvement

  • increased knowledge of theory and practice underpinning Leading by Learning

  • access to the Leading by Learning online hub.

Leaders will then be able to access the new Leading by Learning online hub to strengthen their practice by engaging with readings, videos, supporting tools, and discussions with the Leading by Learning team.

Building on the learning

Leading by Learning online hub

The Leading by Learning online hub is a real innovation for leaders. Use the online hub to improve your use of Leading by Learning. You can:

  • attend exclusive webinars hosted by Viviane, Jacqui, and members of the Leading by Learning team

  • have access to readings, videos, exemplars, and short courses  

  • have access to 1:1 coaching

  • receive feedback based on analysis of your transcripts and conversations.

It is like having an educational consultant in your back pocket.

Further courses to extend leadership capability

We are currently building the next workshops and courses which will be released in late 2022.

If you are interested in this service