Programme Enrolment

  • September 13, 2023 - September 15, 2023
    12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Throwing a Light on Leadership

In response to requests to facilitate a course designed for team leaders, head teachers, curriculum leaders or kaiako aspiring to step into a leadership role – we are very excited to be running InterLEAD’S NEW 3-day Residential Leadership Programme again.

“Imagine so valuing the importance of developing people’s capabilities
that you design a culture that itself immersively sweeps every member of the organisation into an
ongoing developmental journey in the course of working every day.”

– (Kegan & Lahey, 2016)

This professional learning programme will support team leaders, head teachers, curriculum leaders or kaiako aspiring to step up into a leadership role to:

  • Understand the key ECE documents that inform teaching and leadership practice
  • Develop credibility that is based on educational expertise and good self-awareness
  • Build high trust relationships using effective communication strategies
  • Grow personal and professional capability that will sustain a systems leadership model
  • Draw on the individual strengths and collective strengths within team

Strong links will be made to The Leadership Capability Framework, Te Ara Poutama, NELP and Ngā Aronga Whai Hua.

Leadership is about being an influencer who can support others to make a positive difference to children’s learning.
In order to do this effectively we need capable leaders who are able to create the right conditions to build and sustain thriving teams and who can tackle tough challenges with vision, resilience and adaptability.

Now is the time to prioritise how 2023 will be the year you invest in developing staff to strengthen teaching, leadership and learner support capability.
(NELP – Objective 3 Priority 6 Quality Teaching and Leadership)

Mā mua ka kite a muri, mā muri ka ora a mua.
Those who lead give sight to those who follow, those who follow give life to those who lead.


Investment Information:
$1295 + GST per person.
This includes: sole occupancy room with King or Queen size bed and ensuite, all meals, shuttle transfers from Christchurch Airport to Hanmer Springs (if required), one entry to the Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools, facilitation and course materials.


Feedback from participants of Throwing a Light on Leadership, March 2023 –

Such an amazing course, full of lots of ideas and support. Well worth it for new team leaders as well as those refreshing skills. I have loved it. Thanks so much.
– Jinean
This has been an amazing course, I have learnt lots to take to my team, loved meeting like minded people to share our journeys. Thanks so much, you delivered the information in a great way, very enjoyable couple of days.
– Pip
Inspiring content that really opens up opportunities to return to our teams to build trusting supportive teams.
– Kylie 
Very affirming and inspiring.
– Trinity, Blue Duck ELC
This course has equipped me with skills and knowledge to have a clear direction and purpose in my role. Inspired, positive direction and I highly recommend this course.
– Jess Grant
What an amazing and inspirational course. I have learnt so much and now have a clear direction for my where to next. I highly recommend any current or potential leaders to attend this course.
– Lucy Hume, Rising Stars Preschool 
This has been such an inspiring conference, it has opened my mind and given me the confidence to use new strategies in my leadership.
– Sonya

For more information contact:



Venue Phone: 03 315 7554

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


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