PROGRAMME @05/10/20

Day 1
Wednesday 9/9

LOCKDOWN LEADERSHIP LESSONS “Looking around the world, it is interesting how many of the best-performing leaders are women; Angela Merkel in Germany, Tsai Ing-wen in Taiwan, Erna Solberg in Norway, Mette Frederiksen in Denmark, Jacinda Ardern in New Zealand…. To see who has done badly, just look at the numbers – the U.S., Britain, Russia and Brazil. And what else do Mr. Trump, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Putin and Mr. Bolsonaro have in common? They are nationalists, populists, liars. They reject genuine experts. They are motivated more by their own interests than those of the people.”Alastair Campbell, UK  author and strategist
 (3.45) Zoom Waiting Room Open
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Lyall Lukey
ELF Convener

Malcolm Bell –ELF Steering Team

#4.00pm Session 4.i Looking Back  
Presentation Speaker:
Megan Gibbons

Otago Polytechnic

Leadership Styles and Practices
-What we learnt as education leaders during the Covid Crisis 

Newly appointed CEO of Otago Polytechnic  Megan Gibbons led the Polytechnic’s Lockdown response. Megan is a successful educator who won the Ako Aotearoa National Award in Excellence in Tertiary Teaching in 2016. Prior to her current role she was the Deputy Chief Executive for People and Performance, with expertise in academic leadership development.  She is also a New Zealand Athletics coach. More
 4.25pm Zoom Breakout Conversations # What leadership lessons did you learn from Lockdown?  
#4.45pm Session 4.ii Looking Forward
-What we can do now
Presentation Speaker:
Pat Armitstead
Multi-Award Winning Speaker, Author and Radio Host- Brisbane, Australia
Pat’s intro video

Transforming Wellbeing in Your Learning Community-7 keys to leading empathetically in uncertain times

As a conscious and empathetic leader, Pat Armitstead poses the question: “Will 2020 be the year we re-humanise the workplace?”  

Pat has been championing the human spirit for 40 years and Mike Hutcheson Ex MD of Saatchi and Saatchi Auckland said of her  “Pat is one of the most emotionally intelligent people I know”.

Pat says that with emotional and conversational intelligence we can influence and reduce the current incidence of stress related illness, anxiety, depression and suicide ideation. 

A master storyteller she combines Positive Psychology principles, Emotional Intelligence, and Neuroscience with real human experiences to bring understanding and meaning to life events.  More

5.10pm Zoom Breakout Conversations # What is your learning community doing about well-being for staff and students?  
5.30pm Session Finishes
(Digital Resources sent after Session)

Photo Credit:
Andrew Lukey

Day 2 Wednesday 16/9
-Learning and adapting in tough times
Failure is often seen as a source of shame. But if we studied and shared our failures, we could learn a lot from them.” Christian Jarrett 17 June 2020
Successes enjoy more attention than failures. Yet it is often the errors, missteps and outright flops that contain more useful practical information on how to do things better, if only we were more willing to share and study them. If we don’t pay attention to failures we won’t learn the lesson of how to succeed.
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#4.00pm Session 2.i Learning and Adapting  
Presentation Speaker:
Dr Peggy Burrows
Principal of Haeata Community Campus

Topic: Adaptation and Evolution in the  Haeata Knowledge Ecology

“It’s like a Rolls-Royce, but they were never taught to drive it,” she said. “I’m not casting aspersions or laying blame, but we now need to do better.” Dr Peggy Burrows

Haeata Community Campus opened its doors in 2017 to 950 students, following the closure of four schools in Christchurch’s eastern suburbs – Aranui High, and Aranui, Avondale and Wainoni primary schools.

New principal Peggy Burrows, who started in a caretaker role in January and was appointed permanently in April, has suggested a raft of changes for the Board of Trustees after analysing the school over the first two terms.

This included more structure for students, direction for teachers, clearer recording of data to track progress, and involvement from whānau and community. She plans to improve student outcomes but retain its modern learning environmentMore

 4.25pm Zoom Breakout Conversations # How has your learning community adapted since Covid-19?   
#4.45pm Session 2.ii Professional Growth  
Dialogue Speaker:
James Davidson

Topic:  Leadership, Learning and Professional Growth
Adopting the best from the past,  adapting to current realities and keeping a clear eye on the future.

5.10pm Zoom Breakout Conversations # What is a current reality you need to adapt to and why?  
5.30pm Session Finishes
(Digital Resources sent after Session)

“ELF20 will be an interactive springboard for follow up action”.

“… expert input on …key issues and strategic case studies… as well as good workshop/process facilitation.”

Day 3
Wednesday 23/9
LEADING CHANGE AND MANAGING TRANSITIONS Organisational culture is a system of shared assumptions, values, and beliefs, which governs how people behave in organisations. These shared values have a strong influence on the people in the organisation and dictate how they dress, act, and perform their jobs.

Culture expresses goals through values and beliefs and guides activity through shared assumptions and group norms. Strategy provides clarity and focus for collective action and decision making. It relies on plans and sets of choices to mobilize people  and ideas. It also incorporates adaptive elements that can scan and analyze the external environment and sense when changes are required. More

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#4.00pm Session 3.i Culture Change  
Presentation Speaker:
Michelle Sharp
Head of IOT and South Island, Vodafone
New Zealand

Topic: Leading Change
-Saving  New Zealand’s oldest social enterprise by transforming the culture.

Since her time in New Zealand, Michelle Sharp has probably been best known for her role as Chief Executive of Christchurch-based social enterprise Kilmarnock for 9 years and present Board Member. Together with the incredible team, they have been on a journey of transformational change, transitioning Kilmarnock from a charity-based model to one of New Zealand’s leading social enterprises.

Prior to this she had spent over one and a half decades working in the Telecommunications sector, a sector she is passionate about and a sector, to which she has now returned. She is incredibly excited to embark on this new journey with the team at Vodafone, bringing the best of the world’s digital innovation and inspiration to all New Zealanders and using digital innovation to drive positive impact for our communities via the Internet of Things and other developments. More

 4.25pm Zoom Breakout Conversations  
#4.45pm Session 3.ii  
Presentation Speaker:

Gillian Simpson
Project Director
Dilworth School, Auckland and former Executive Principal, St. Margaret’s College, Christchurch

Topic: Crisis Leadership and Managing Post-Crisis Transitions-The roles of timely prioritising, decision-making and communication.

Gillian Simpson led St Margaret’s College through the GFC and then the Canterbury earthquakes 2010-11 to a rebuild of 90% of the campus facilities. She also developed successful commercial partnerships in providing access to emerging digital technologies. She shares her distilled experience of leading change and managing transitions in an education context  and highlight useful leadership lessons she has learned in respect to engaging colleagues in big picture visioning, strategizing and implementing. More
5.10pm Zoom Breakout Conversations #What are the essential differences between leadership and management?  
 5.30pm Session Finishes
(Digital Resources sent after Session)

Photo Credit:
Andrew Lukey

“Pick out or suggest a relevant issue to work on with others at ELF20 and your colleagues post-ELF”.

“The essence of feedback is that the effect of an action is fed back to alter that action.”

Day 4
Wednesday 30/9
LEARNING AND EARNING IN THE COVID ECONOMY “You have to get people into work by the age of 22; 25 at the absolute latest.” Scott Morrison, Australian PM  Press 18/6/20

Education can and should be a pathway out of poverty. If a young person isn’t in work by their early twenties, odds are that they face a future of welfare dependence. The Grattan Institute on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic has had on disadvantaged students, has found that the achievement gap between them and their peers widened at more than three times the usual rate during the period of lockdown remote learning.
But it is not just first time job seekers who are finding it more difficult in the Covid economy but also well-established people in industries most hit by the pandemic like tourism, the international student market, hospitality and primary industry in terms of the former dependence on migrant and visitor workers. At the same time, innovative business leaders are creating new higher salary job opportunities via agile companies using the power of artificial intelligence and robotics.

(3.45) Zoom Waiting Room Open
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Zoom Host: Lyall Lukey
Session MC: Malcolm Bell
#4.00pm Session 4.i
Panel 1 Speakers:

Ben Naughton
Manager for Secondary Tertiary Pathways,  Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki

Andy Kilsby
Director of Employability,
Otago Polytechnic

Navigating the Covid Ocean of Unemployment

-Helping new job seekers make the trickier transitions from education to work in a recessionary economy.

1: Transitioning to a new Vocational Education and Training Environment

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4.25pm Zoom Breakout Conversations #Share some examples of someone you know who is unemployed or underemployed because of the Covid Economic Shock
#4.45pm Session 4.ii  
Panel 2 Speakers:

Trevor McIntyre,
Former Headmaster, Christchurch Boys High and Education Consultant

Hana Lambert,
Career Development Practitioner and National Executive Member, Careers Development Association of NZ (CDANZ)

Navigating the Covid Ocean of Unemployment
-Helping new job seekers make the trickier transitions from education to work in a recessionary economy.

2: Some paths less travelled

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5.10pm Zoom Breakout Conversations #Share examples of  new pathways  pursued by former students in your learning community
5.30pm Session Ends
(Digital Resources sent after Session)

Photo Credit:
Andrew Lukey

“Opportunities for principals to be more involved in leading professional development.”

“…curriculum developments eg Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko learning…”

Day 5
Wednesday 7/10
(3.45) Zoom Waiting Room Open
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#4.00pm Session 5.i Speaker:

Dr Kerry Spackman
Leading Cognitive Neuroscientist (Psychophysics)

Topic: Navigating Knowledge with AKO Digital Maps 


Neuroscientist, KEA World Class Award winner and former Auckland Grammar School teacher, Dr Kerry Spackman’s revolutionary learning system – Ako Maps – addresses the holy grail of teaching: Deep Learning, Critical Thinking, Creativity and Collaboration. Using practical classroom and online examples, he will demonstrate some of the features. Deep understanding is greatly enhanced when a student’s brain connects new information with what they already know. Coupled with tools based on cognitive research, students  retain more information which they can put  to practical use in novel ways. In an age of fake news, critical thinking is more important than ever before. More  
4.35pm Zoom Breakout Conversations #How might Ako Online Maps relate to learners in your learning community?
#4.55pm Session 5.ii Open Forum
Comments and Questions re AOM
5.30pm Session Finishes
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Photo Credit:
Andrew Lukey

“….prioritise what really matters by distinguishing between the important and the urgent”.

“….focused strategies and plans for turning ideas into plans.”

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