LEADING LIGHTS     Issue 1 | 2024

NZEALS Conference 2024


The place we meet


The restored Peacock Fountain in Christchurch Botanic Gardens at twilight with the Arts Centre (former University) in the background.
Metallic shapes make up a feature wall on a new building in the city, Christchurch, New Zealand

The NZEALS Canterbury Conference Team welcomes you to Ōtautahi. NZEALS takes pride in presenting a conference that is learner and learning focused through creating a space for participants to be together, to be informed and challenged by speakers and to have conversations with others as you consider what to take to your own practice as an educational leader.

The Place

The physical space

Tūranga in Christchurch city

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand, January 31 2020: Children walk into the new city centre Turanga Library on a hot summer day during school holidays

Tūranga is a name that carries with it considerable responsibility. Tūranga speaks of whakapapa across generations, connections to the north and out to Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa and the wider Pacific. Recounted in the waiata ‘E Tuku Ana’, Tūranga is celebrated in a depiction on the west-facing outer wall of the library building. From https://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/turanga/turanga-artworks-and-cultural-narrative/

See more here He Hononga | Connection | Christchurch City Libraries Ngā Kete Wānanga o Ōtautahi

The relational space:

The conference theme Mahi toi, mahi tahi

Leading Well- Leading together- Leading with Optimism

NZEALS is known for its cross-sector boutique conferences where people come together to have dialogue whilst being stimulated and challenged by diverse speakers and hearing practitioner stories.

What brings us together is our shared focus on leading albeit in diverse contexts.

The social events create space for people to be together, enjoy each other’s company and be entertained.

We can look forward to being in the Great Hall.

Christchurch, New Zealand - September 16 2019: The iconic and historic Great Hall at The Arts Centre in Christchurch, New Zealand

See the programme and Conference details