The New Zealand Educational Administration and Leadership Society (NZEALS) is at the forefront of educational leadership across all sectors.

NZEALS represents the entire educational spectrum, from early childhood to tertiary level, as well as agencies such as the Education Review Office and the Ministry of Education.

We have Branches in Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Waikato, Taranaki, Wellington, Nelson, Canterbury and Otago, which hold meetings and seminars throughout the year.  Click on the branch name here, or on the home page, to find information about your Branch activities.

Your professional network

NZEALS is an affiliated member of the Commonwealth Council of Educational Administration Management (CCEAM), linking us to more than 20 educational leadership organisations around the world.

NZEALS is a source of information, support and networking in educational leadership.

We enable you to access events, awards, publications and resources.


All Beginning Principals participants and graduates can claim one year of NZEALS membership free of charge.  Click here to ask for information


  • Regional events - cross-sector forums, workshops and seminars featuring local, national and international speakers
  • Biennial international conferences - including special rates for members



  • Leadership and service awards recognising excellence in educational leadership
  • Scholarships and research awards to support your leadership learning
  • Information about educational leadership qualifications



Leading Lights newsletter for all of your NZEALS news, leadership articles and events

Journal of Educational Leadership, Policy and Practice (JELPP): our international academic journal of educational leadership


  • NZEALS Linkedin Discussion Group
  • Links to educational leadership resources, conferences and programmes
  • Links to education related organisations in new Zealand such as specialist Government offices, educational research institutes, professional organisations and tertiary institutions
  • Access to international educational leadership organisations, including membership of the Commonwealth Council for Educational Administration and Management
Find the NZEALS Constitution HERE  and the NZEALS 2016 strategy map HERE
Branches: Auckland |  Bay of Plenty |  Waikato |  Taranaki |  Wellington |  Nelson |  Canterbury |  Otago