When the Chair of NPeW approached the Academy for Collaborative Futures (Academy) for a suite of leadership programmes to ignite fresh thought and new ideas in Rotorua’s educational leadership, the brief was succinct but lucid.
“The learning had to be appreciative, collaborative, provocative, and actionable. It had to celebrate the successes that had already been achieved by people in the sector. At the same time, it had to challenge seasoned principals, deputy principals, heads of departments and emerging leadership in Rotorua’s education sector to look over the ramparts of status quo and prepare for the uncertain but exciting times that are nigh.” The Academy’s three programmes set out to do just that.
The Learning to GrowTM, “VoyagerTM, and “Managing Change and Transition,” inculcate a “futures mindset” by helping both experienced and emerging school leaders build new leadership virtues, practices and enactments that augment their repertoire.