Monday 16th September - Leading Well

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8:00 - 8:50
Registration
9:00 - 10:00
Mihi Whakatau and welcomes
10:00 - 10:20
Morning tea
Tikanga
10:20 - 11:20
Keynote
The Pruning Principle
Dr. Simon Breakspear
11:20 - 12:20
Breakout
Rethinking Resistance
Dr. Simon Breakspear
12:25 - 1:05
Breakout 1
Papers / practitioner stories
1:05 - 1:50
Lunch
1:55 - 2:35
Breakout 2
Papers / practitioner stories
2:40 - 3:20
Breakout 3
Papers / practitioner stories
3:25 - 4:10
Kōrero
Cross-sector discussion groups

Optional Walking Tour - leaving from Tūranga - 3.30pm (1.5 hours)

Tuesday 17th September - Leading Together

8:15 - 8:55
Registration
9:00 - 9:20
Entertainment and Karakia
9:20 - 10:20
Keynote presentation
Learning-rich Leadership
Joce Nuttall
10:25 - 11:05
Breakout 4
Papers / practitioner stories
11:05 - 11:25
Morning tea
11:25 - 12:25
Keynote presentation
The challenge and opportunity in questioning: evaluation and self-reflection in education leadership
Deb Wood
12:30 - 1:10
Breakout 5
Papers / practitioner stories
1:10 - 1:55
Lunch
2:00 - 2:40
Breakout 6
Papers / practitioner stories
2:45 - 3:25
Breakout 7
Papers / practitioner stories
3:30 - 4:15
Kōrero

Wednesday 18th September - Leading with Optimism

8:15 - 8:55
Registration
9:00 - 9:20
School group + Karakia
9:20 - 10:20
Keynote presentation
Optimism in Educational Leadership
Jacoba Matapo
10:25 - 11:05
Breakout 8
Papers / Practitioner stories
11:05 - 11:35
Morning tea/Lunch (Munch)
11:35 - 12:20
Keynote presentation
History, Hate and Hope
CCEAM
Prof. Patricia Briscoe, Carolyn Shields, Ann Lopez, Ken Brien, Mere Berryman and Margaret Grogan
12:25 - 1:05
Breakout 9
Papers / Practitioner stories
1:10 - 2:00
Keynote presentation
A Canoe Before the Wind - An Immigrant Son's Story of Family, Adversity and Courage
Vitale Lafaele
2:00-2:30
Farewells/Poroporoaki
Invitation to NZEALS 2026
Heart to be handed over