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NZSTA Chair Residential Programme 2017: “Leading with Purpose”

Applications are now closed for the 2017 Chair Residential Programme - thank you to everyone who applied. Successful applicants will receive an email on 7 April 2017.

NZSTA delivered very popular Chair Residential Programmes in 2014 and 2015 which involved 200 chairs coming together for networking, professional development and leadership opportunities. Building on this success NZSTA is excited for this to be offered in 2017 as part of our national programme, bringing 200 chairs together in one place for 2 days at no cost to you or your board.

This year we will be holding this event on the 26th and 27th of May at the Holiday Inn in Auckland.

NZSTA believes that the board chair has a vital role to play in the effective governance of a school. Whilst they are not solely responsible for the performance of the board the chair does lead the board and should ensure that the board’s work is done. 

By building capability in this vital leadership position through knowledge and support we believe boards of trustees are more likely to be more effective and able to focus on their primary responsibility of ensuring improved student achievement outcomes.

The board chair

He or she oversees governance and policy setting, with a focus on mission, direction, priorities and evaluation. The chair has a significant influence on how the board uses its time.

Are you fit for purpose?

Are you a first time or inexperienced board chair?

YES                                                        NO

If yes, then this free weekend away with other board chairs is an essential, professional development opportunity specifically targeted just for you and covers:


• Community of learning - Kahui Ako
• Managing key relationships
• Effective meetings
• Finance
• Role of the employer
• Reviewing school performance


Featuring keynote speakers:


• Iona Holsted - Secretary for Education, Ministry of Education
• Nicholas Pole - Acting Chief Review Officer | Chief Executive, Education Review Office
• Linda Bendikson - Director, The University of Auckland Centre for Educational Leadership

 Chair Residential Programme Terms and Conditions

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