LEADING LIGHTS Author
Dr. Chris Jansen
Dr Chris Jansen is a co-director and senior consultant with Leadership Lab, where he works alongside organisations in the education, health, social services and community sectors in a range of projects. These include design and delivery of leadership development programmes, change management initiatives, organisational capability and strategic planning. https://leadershiplab.co.nz/team/chris-jansen/
In particular Chris is involved with the Grow Waitaha programme where 150 schools across Greater Christchurch have partnered with Ministry of Education, Ngāi Tahu, and 4 providers over the last 4 years to explore future focussed pedagogy including student agency, collaborative teaching, flexible learning spaces, cultural narratives, authentic curriculum and diverse partnerships. www.growwaitaha.co.nz This process includes individual coaching and mentoring of school leaders, facilitation of collaboration between schools to share innovation, and the curation of successful case studies to benefit the wider public sector. Chris has a background in Physical Education teaching and counselling (school and drug rehabilitation centres). He has also been involved in NGO community development and social service sector for many years, both locally though Te Ora Hou Otautahi (an indigenous youth development organisation) and also in the Pacific (Ola Fou development project). Chris has written a range of international journal publications including ‘Leadership for emergence: Exploring organisations through a living system lens’ and ‘Leaders building professional learning communities: Appreciative inquiry in action’.