Leverage your strengths and define your legacy
Optimise performance with limited resources
Balance your personal and professional priorities
Practical strategies for career progression
Professor Jan Thomas commenced as Vice Chancellor of Massey University in January 2017. From 2012 Jan served as Vice-Chancellor and President at the University of Southern Queensland in Australia. Prior to that, she held various senior executive positions at Murdoch University and the University of Notre Dame Australia from 2003. Professor Thomas has a PhD in Veterinary Science from Murdoch University and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute for Company Directors. She has received numerous awards for her leadership in education.
Chief Information Officer
Auckland University of Technology
Former Pro Vice Chancellor
University of Auckland
Diocesan School For Girls
Pro Vice-Chancellor Teaching and Learning
University of Waikato
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The transition to leadership can be difficult and requires a new set of skills to be mastered. Heather will enkindle your inspiration to aim high and make a seamless leadership transition.
- Accelerate career progression
- Understand the responsibilities of an education leader
- The transition from teacher to manager
Heather McRae Principal Diocesan School For Girls
The direction of your career path may change over time, so it's important to have the right support and guidance. Rosemary will discuss how strong leaders inspired her to unlock her potential as an education leader.
- Embrace new challenges
- Work with and for leaders you respect
- Discover and leverage your strengths
Rosemary Hipkins Chief Researcher NZ Council for Educational Research
Learning to manage your time and stress can create an efficient institute. Anne-Marie will discuss how she manages her time to ensure high levels of productivity.
- Stress factors and ways to manage them
- Techniques for managing workload
- Learn to say no
Anne-Marie Parsons Associate Director: Campus life University of Auckland
The key to a positive and thriving work environment is making sure the wellbeing of your team is a priority. Lance will explore ways to guarantee your staff are happy and productive.
- Understand your employees' needs
- Improve the relationship between teams and management
- Create a sustainable workplace
Lance Burdett Managing Director WARN International Limited
Balancing personal and professional priorities can often be a challenge, especially for education workers. Our panel will explore strategies to sustain a healthy lifestyle and share the secrets to achieving your potential.
- Strategies to build a balanced life
- Let go of perfectionism
- Maximise your time
Tracy Bowell Pro Vice-Chancellor Teaching and Learning University of Waikato
Michelle Teirney Chief Financial Officer/Director Corporate Services Manukau Institute of Technology
Kristin Rewha-Langdon Director of Corporate Solutions NorthTec
Rosemary Tarbotton Head of College University of Otago
Utilising the collective skills and wisdom of your team is essential when leading through uncertainty. Anne will discuss how to bring individuals together in a way that promotes genuine collaboration and contribution.
- Ensure your team is aligned
- Communicate your vision
- Encourage and value individual contribution
Anne Sturgess Director Sturmon Education Consultants
Equity in classrooms is an ongoing issue for many institutions. In this session, Megan will discuss how to create a thriving and inclusive learning environment.
- Balance the needs of stakeholders and faculty
- Keep your team up-to-date through change
- Identify and overcome obstacles
Megan Gibbons Deputy Chief Executive – Learner Experience Otago Polytechnic
A thriving learning environment where educators can thrive starts from the top. In this session, Ruth will discuss ways to implement a positive workplace strategy.
- Set an example
- Engage and influence your team
- Lead a team to culture excellence
Ruth Anderson Director, Academic Wellington Institute of Technology & Whitireia Polytechnic
In September 2018, Unitec Institute of Technology was in grave financial trouble. The executive had no choice but to lead significant structural change, resulting in job losses. Mary will share how Unitec overcame the challenges faced with innovative strategies.
- The value of radical transparency
- Strategies for personal and staff wellbeing
- Build a resilient culture
Mary Johnston Executive Director, People and Infrastructure Unitec Institute of Technology
The education sector is made up of corporate and academic bodies, both critical to the success of the overall system. Our panel will discuss how they embrace both to bring synergy into a school.
- Similarities and differences in mindset
- Manage different personalities
- Leverage your strengths
Jan Thomas Vice-Chancellor Massey University
Liz Gosling Chief Information Officer Auckland University of Technology
Jim Peters Former Pro Vice Chancellor University of Auckland
Jo Douglas Executive Director Commercial Initiatives Waikato Institute of Technology
Tim O'Connor Headmaster Auckland Grammar School
Sandy Pasley Principal Baradene College
Melissa Irving Deputy Head of Pedagogy King's College
Igniting engagement is key to successfully achieve common goals. Paola will inspire to implement effective performance strategies.
- Motivate a team to perform high
- Manage competing expectations
- Navigate difficult conversations
Paola Boarin Senior Lecturer, Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning University of Auckland
Educators have to think more like entrepreneurs to create an innovative learning environment. Sabrina will share her story of being an intra and entrepreneur - and how you can benefit from a change in mindset.
- Develop an entrepreneurial mindset
- Become an intrapreneur within an education setting
- Practical tools to validate ideas
Sabrina Nagel Director of Educational Futures Auckland University of Technology
In this final interactive session of the summit, reflect upon the inspiring stories and key learnings from the last two days before creating an action plan for your return to work.
- Reflect on key learnings
- Take the next step
- Identify the best strategies to take your career to the next level
Rosemary Killip Learning Facilitator Switched On Learning
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