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The ninth annual Education Leaders Forum will be held at Waipuna Hotel and Conference Centre, Auckland on 25 and 26 August 2015.

The 2015 theme and strands are Brain Changing & Mind Shifting - Neuroscience insights into learning and leading.

ELF15 will focus on insights from new neuroscience into boosting student achievement and draw upon research which explains human reactions to change and points to strategies for facilitating organisational change with minimum resistance and maximum effectiveness.

Keynote speaker on 25 August is Prof. Peter Thorne, Centre for Brain Research, Auckland University on Some Learning Implications of New Neuroscience: Exploring the synergies between the neuroscientific and educational paradigms.

Keynote speaker on 26 August is Anne Riches, Anne Riches Consulting, Sydney, on The Limbic System v the Education System: Understanding human behaviour and facilitating change through the lens of neuroscience.

ELF15 will also feature learning and leadership case studies from a variety of learning communities.

ELF15 is for education leaders and aspiring leaders from across the learning spectrum from early childhood to tertiary education.

Register your interest in ELF 2015



Past Events

 

Creating a Greater Christchurch
Envisioning. Engaging. Energising



Seismics and the City 2015 was held on 27 March 2015 at the Rydges Latimer Conference Centre, Christchurch. The 2015 theme was Creating a Greater Christchurch - Sketching the Bigger Picture.

View Videos, Slideshares, Media and Feedback

The 2015 forum was the fourth forum in an annual series involving representatives of public, private and community sector organisations and interested individuals engaged in the re-building of Greater Christchurch in the wake of the earthquakes of 2010-11.

Christchurch is at a tipping point as it moves into the 5th year of a largely top down disaster response and recovery process. The countdown has started for the transition from centralised control to much more distributed local ownership of issues and solutions.

The forum connected the dots on a broad canvas and fill in the bigger picture of recovery and renewal as rebuild momentum gathers pace. It also provided opportunities for feedback and input by those who wish their voice to be heard in shaping a renewed Christchurch.

Register your interest now in Seismics and the City 18 March 2016

The eighth annual Education Leaders Forum Enhancing Learning Culture was held at Rydges Latimer, Christchurch on 21 and 22 August.

Learning culture is the invisible force that shapes professional behaviour and student achievement. Nothing is more important or potent than culture. ELF 14 focused on how to tap into what is really going on in the culture of a learning community in order to enhance positive learning practices.

The Government's evolving Investing in Educational Success (IES) initiative has implications and lessons not just for the compulsory schooling sector at which it is aimed but for any education organisation from early childhood to tertiary which wants to lift learner achievement, professional job satisfaction and the status of the teaching profession.

ELF14 provided a neutral forum and a wider frame to explore and shape some of the key IES proposals. It also provide a forum for education leaders to share professional insights into how they have gone about enhancing the learning culture of their education community by strengthening professional engagement, learning development and knowledge sharing.

View links to online resources, including videos and photos; Steve Simpson's resource documents.
View ELF14 Feedback and IES group discussion summary.
More on ELF 2014

Register your interest in ELF 2015 - being held 25-26 August 2015 at Waipuna Hotel and Conference Centre, Auckland

 

Steve Simpson - Cracking the Corporate Culture Code
3 separately bookable short events

Date:
Friday 22 August 2014
Venue: Rydges Latimer , Latimer Square, Christchurch
Organisational culture is the invisible but undeniable force that shapes people's behaviour in any organisation. Nothing is more important, nothing can be more potent than an organisation's culture - it is the key determinant of the performance of any work team or business.

Australian Steve Simpson is an international speaker, consultant and author. His concept of UGRs® (Unwritten Ground Rules) is a simple and practical tool to understand and improve organisational culture. [add his photo] Steve offers three separately bookable events-a breakfast presentation, a workshop and a masterclass.


 


Building Momentum

Building Opportunities
Building Collaboration
Building Innovation
Building Confidence
Building Connectivity
Building Communities
Opportunities + Collaboration x Innovation= Canterbury's Future


The third annual Seismics and the City forum was held on Friday 28 March 2014 at Rydges Latimer, Christchurch.



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