Programme Enrolment

  • February 1, 2021 - February 3, 2021
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Sustaining Outstanding Leaders (SOL)

A Three-Day Residential Course for Early Childhood Leaders

Due to demand we will be running the same programme from 2020…

2021’s topic is: Igniting Appreciation!

Empowering your organisation by appreciating the people

Embed a culture of appreciation into your centre by appreciating the people – starting with yourself!   In the current climate, we’ve all become aware of the importance of caring for our own and other’s hauora.

Are you ready to ignite the spark of appreciation among your team?  Come to beautiful Hanmer Springs and learn about…

  • Recognising the difference between recognition and appreciation
  • The language of appreciation that drives you to be a great leader of a great team
  • How team members can begin to communicate authentic appreciation to one another

Embedding a culture of appreciation will lead to:

  • Quality relationship improvement
  • Less internal conflict
  • Decrease in staff turnover
  • Maximum job satisfaction



Here’s what participants in the September programme have said:

He mihi maioha ki a koutou . I leave this amazing SOL professional learning and development retreat relaxed and inspired. I thank you for your time and knowledge. The added skills and  matāuranga to my kete will be shared with my community. I will be back.  Arohanui 
Mihi, Te Puna Reo o Pukehinahina

Thank you for the inspiration, wisdom and time you have given to us all over the past few days. The environment was a home away from home that opened the door to lots of opportunities to connect, share and learn. Arohanui 
Tessa, Devonport Community Creche Inc

Karen Liz and Tahu – keeping it real!! This retreat has been a great balance of learning fun and R and R. Thanks so much. 
Saemone, Ōtātara Children’s Centre

Kia ora, an amazing few days for the mind, body and soul. Could really feel the huge efforts that went into the preparation and delivery of the course by all. Arohanui

This is my third year returning to SOL and each year the content has aligned with my personal and professional journey. Karen, Liz and this year the addition of Tahu deliver the learning and knowledge in ways that are both inspiring and motivating. There is a big emphasis on wellbeing and I am looking forward to returning to the centre to begin to implement what I have learned and share the knowledge gained.
Jasmine, Whippersnappers

Who will benefit from this programme?
For leaders committed to sustaining great leadership practice. Develop leadership skills that will support you to create an environment where innovation flourishes, problems get solved and expectations are exceeded. This programme is designed to keep you up to date with current thinking. 

Investment Information:
$995 +GST per person. This includes: sole occupancy room with King or Queen size bed and ensuite, all meals, shuttle transfer from Christchurch Airport to Hanmer Springs (if required), one entry to the Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools, facilitation and course materials. 

For more information on content simply contact Karen or Liz. Don’t delay your registration for this popular programme.

NOTE: Sustaining Outstanding Leaders (SOL) topics change yearly – so just because you’ve been to one, doesn’t mean you can’t come again. Past years topics included…

  • 2019 TOPIC: Culture Shock
  • 2018 TOPIC: Developing Leadership Self-Awareness
  • 2017 TOPIC: The Incredible Journey
  • 2016 TOPIC: Igniting Inspiration 
  • 2013 TOPIC: Sustaining Leadership
  • 2012 TOPIC: Refuelling The Fire – Rekindling The Passion


For more information contact:



Venue Phone: 03 315 7554

2 Harrogate Street, Hanmer Springs, Canterbury, 7334, New Zealand


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