LIFE PASSAGES & LEARNING PATHS
*Growth Trajectories  *Environmental Factors  *Support Networks
*Timely Interventions  *Life/Work Skills   *Earning Pathways
Why are young people like they are?
What can we do so they can do better?
Making a positive difference to the life outcomes of individuals by understanding key developmental and environmental factors and identifying potential path changers in the journey from infancy to adulthood.

“Why can’t they be like we were, perfect in every way?
What’s the matter with kids today?”   Bye Bye Birdie

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OVERVIEW

CONTRIBUTORS as at 20/06/17

Education Leaders Forum 2017 LIFE PASSAGES & LEARNING PATHS will be held on 23 & 24 August at the Millennium Hotel in Rotorua.

Life Shaping Factors

ELF17 is about better understanding life-shaping developmental and environmental factors which affect how well individuals learn and work. The forum will pick up on the internationally renowned Dunedin, Auckland and other New Zealand longitudinal Health and Development studies and the implications for all those working with young people.

With the care system in New Zealand being transformed, with the recent launch of Oranga Tamariki, the Ministry for Vulnerable Children, educators are in a pivotal position to lead collaboration with others who work with children and young people.

Cross-Sector Collaboration

Speakers from different sectors explain how together we can help influence the choice of individual learning and earning pathways for the better and draw on support networks when needed at different life stages. Better learning and earning trajectories, based on individual talents, passions and personalised goals, add up to better outcomes for individuals and communities.

Who Should Attend?
The 2017 forum will be the eleventh in an annual series involving Education leaders and aspiring leaders from across the learning spectrum from early childhood to post-tertiary education. ELF17 will also be highly relevant for those working with children, young people and families via other agencies.
See more on  ELF17 Theme and Strands….

Dr Phil Silva
Founding Director,
Dunedin Longitudinal Study

Dr Reremoana (Moana) Theodore
Co-Director, National Centre for Lifecourse Research (NCLR),

Ass. Prof. Susan Morton
Director, Centre for Longitudinal Research, University of Auckland

Dr John Langley ONZM
Strategic Lead, Evidence Informed Practice,
ORANGA TAMARIKI (the Ministry for Vulnerable Children)

Dr Adrienne Alton-Lee
Chief Education Advisor,
Ministry of Education

Ass. Prof. Nicola Atwool
Social Work Programme, Dept of Sociology, University of Otago

Dr Craig Jones
Dep. Sec. Evidence, Data and Knowledge, Ministry of Education

Dr Annelies Kamp
Head of School of Educational Studies & Leadership, UC

Dr Gaye Tyler-Merrick
Coordinator: PGDip.Ed (endorsed in Positive Behaviour Support), UC

Dr John Boereboom
Director,  CEM (NZ) – Centre for Evaluation & Monitoring

Sue Blair
Director ,
Personality Dynamics Ltd

Val O’Reilly
IP
President,
CDANZ

Jackie Talbot
General Manager, Secondary-Tertiary, Ministry of Education

Dorothy Adams
Interim Chief Executive,
Social Investment Unit

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PAST FEEDBACK

"Thank you Lyall and team for a terrific conference.... it is a world-class event..." "I think this was one of the best ‘conferences’ that I have been to." "I have attended numerous conferences around the world and wish to compliment all concerned as this has to be as good as I’ve seen, both in terms of focus and of content." "Best organised conference I have ever attended." "Brilliant event. Innovative, fun and refreshing." "Congratulations on a conference well organised and received." “Many thanks, nice diverse crowd” A wonderful opportunity to network with leaders and think about new ways of learning for the future. Great to have a cross-sector conference Very inspiring with a diverse yet connected group of presenters. I will certainly recommend this as a most relevant conference to my colleagues “This year’s was the first I have attended and the information was so valuable. Thank you.” Career Education Advisor

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Read article in Education Gazette

Click here to view ELF17 article in Education Gazette 29 May 2017

ELF 17 Contributors

Take a look at who will be contributing at ELf17 http://www.smartnet.co.nz/elf-2017/contributors/