Welcome to NZEALS.

We offer networking, resources and events to grow leadership potential in all educational sectors.

We hold leadership forums, for non-members and members. We have open access to our journal, JELPP, and to public pages of our newsletter Leading Lights. For access to the member directory, member-only pages and forums, please login - or join NZEALS.

Join the NZEALS leadership community today.

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​NZEALS advocates, builds and shares high-quality educational leadership.​ NZEALS connects leadership research and practice across all educational sectors.

NZEALS Conference 2024
NZEALS Conference 2024

Hold the date for NZEALS 2024 in the beautiful location of Christchurch.

We welcome leaders and their teams from all sectors of education to our biennial hui, and will circulate further details quite soon.

You are invited to submit an abstract or outline for a breakout group session held within the inspiring venue of Christchurch City Library, Tūranga. These sessions may take a range of formats, lasting around 50 minutes, designed to enable attendees to participate, debate and enhance their understandings of leadership in education. Formats include:

  • Papers presenting formally or informally undertaken research
  • Leadership stories presented by a single person or a group
  • Workshops or facilitated discussions exploring leadership issues, dilemmas, challenges and ways forward


Leading Lights Issue 1 - 2023 available now.

NZEALS' Leading Lights newsletter is now being published online on the NZEALS web site and Issue 1 - 2023 is now available here.