Overall how would you rate ELF 2017?
"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 "It was a wonderful event with a great, diverse group of attendees. Thank you for inviting me to share our research findings."
Education Leaders Forum 2017: LIFE PASSAGES & LEARNING PATHS – 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. ELF 2017 was held on 23 & 24 August at the Millennium Hotel in Rotorua. View ELF Feedback
Life Shaping Factors
“..the Dunedin study… is world-famous as a resource for psychologists, paediatricians and other researchers. Its findings even made the cover of Time magazine… ‘a unique New Zealand study’ that shows… how to shape children’s futures.” Phil Silva- Psychology Pioneer
ELF17 was about better understanding life-shaping developmental and environmental factors which affect how well individuals learn and work. The forum picked 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.
“Insights often arise at the boundary between communities”. Etienne Wenger
With the care system in New Zealand being transformed with the launch of Oranga Tamariki the Ministry for Vulnerable Children, educators are in a pivotal position to collaborate with others who work with children and young people and to draw on support networks when needed to enhance learning outcomes.
Who Should Attend?
The 2017 forum was 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 was also highly relevant for those working with children, young people and families via other agencies.
See more on ELF17 Theme and Strands….
Dr Phil Silva
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
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 Leon de W Fourie
Chief Executive, Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology
Dr John Boereboom
Director, CEM (NZ) – Centre for Evaluation & Monitoring
Personality Dynamics Ltd
General Manager, Secondary-Tertiary, Ministry of Education
Interim Chief Executive,
Social Investment Unit
Today’s ELF21 zoom session features Anne Riches, The Mindfield Navigator on Creating Mentally Healthy Workplaces - a conversation. How can your learning community be an open, safe and supportive mentally healthy workplace and learning space? smartnet.co.nz/elf21/programm…
Cathy Sheppard, Founder & CEO, BSI People Skills is the first speaker for today’s ELF21 zoom session. The topic is Covid Era Changes and Challenges for Education Leaders – Overcoming resistance to change and building a mentally healthy leadership team. smartnet.co.nz/elf21/programm…
Today’s ELF21 zoom session is on Re-positioning Vocational Education and Skills Training. Panelists: Helen Down - Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce, Ben Naughton - Western Institute Technology Taranaki (WITT) & Diane Lithgow, Skills Consulting Group. smartnet.co.nz/elf21/programm…
Learn the Power of 10 Thinking, a teachable thinking process with internationally renowned Dr Michael Hewitt-Gleeson. Join the ELF21 zoom session Weds 16 June 4.00-5:30pm NZT via smartnet.co.nz/elf21/ Michael co-founded the School of Thinking with the late Edward de Bono.
"Thank you Lyall and team for a terrific conterence.... 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." "Brillant event. Innovative, fun and refreshing." “Many thanks, nice diverse crowd” “….Awesome conference thanks. I am recommending this to everyone.” “… I enjoyed the event. It was the best organised I have ever attended in NZ. And good fun as well.” “All round satisfaction – Worthwhile 2 days.” “Networking – being challenged by provocative speakers many opportunities for discussion…” "It was a wonderful event with a great, diverse group of attendees. Thank you for inviting me to share our research findings."