NLN 2021 Programme dates and venues

Schedule of Professional Learning Sessions Term 2, 2021
Focus: Collaborative Leadership Inquiry

Date
Time
Venue
Thursday 6 May
7:00 – 8:20 am
Pupuke Golf Club

Title:

Finding the way: Sustaining the improvement of practices through shifts in sub-cultures

Over the next two terms with your focus on implementing changes related to your leadership inquiries, attention now turns to sustaining transformation of practices. We will start by revisiting where we left off at the end of Term One regarding the focus of your inquiries, your positioning within these and the current status of your inquiries. To support you going forward, we apply Schein’s three-layered model of group culture and how this can help us navigate better aware of our sub-cultures and through potential pitfalls to transformation. According to the Johari Window none of us are able to fully see and understand what is occurring around us. When Schein’s model combines with the Johari Window, those with leadership responsibilities are better able to work alongside others finding the way of new and revised practices.

Facilitators:

Dr Howard Youngs and Maggie Ogram

Thursday 27 May
7:00 – 8:20 am
Online

Title:

Identifying, challenging and imagining: Critical thinking in practice to improve teacher collaborative leadership

Trigger events and barriers can be at work when we try to engage in critical thinking. In this session we will use an ICI framework (identifying, challenging, imagining) to help reveal more about what is going on with our practice and that of others. At the heart of this is identifying assumptions, especially those that remain untested. During this online workshop we will encourage you to gaze and critically reflect on how others, are experiencing and understanding your leadership inquiries. The intent of this workshop is to help you then make any readjustments to the focus and especially the processes guiding your inquiries.

Facilitators:

Dr Howard Youngs and Maggie Ogram

Thursday 8 July
7:00 – 8:20 am
Pupuke Golf Club

Title:

Engaging with resistance to change

When implementing new practices, reactions inevitably vary from strong support through to vocal resistance. This session will explore where resistance to change comes from; ways to minimise it ahead of time; as well as the best ways to respond to resistance when it occurs. When understood and responded to appropriately, resistance to change can result in improved collaborative inquiry.

Facilitators:

Dr Mark Osborne, Howard Youngs, Maggie Ogram

 

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If you have any queries regarding these forthcoming sessions please contact:

maggie@ospreyconsulting.co.nz