Key Practice : Leadership Readiness

28 Days to develop an authentic personal leadership philosophy that will guide your practice

28 days to develop an authentic personal leadership philosophy that will guide your leadership practice

  • Identify leadership themes that resonate with your own philosophy
  • Recognize your own leadership traits and styles and how this relates to leadership practice
  • Create a written philosophy to guide your decisions
  • Identify the most common leadership challenges and plan how to be prepared

This course can be taken as part of the ReachED Leadership Series, or as a stand-alone course.

Please note: All the courses in the ReachED Leadership Series are designed for teachers and leaders working within a New Zealand context. Course content makes references to NZ curriculum documents and requirements from other relevant NZ governmental and legislative bodies within the education sector.

Are you ready to......

  • increase your skills, knowledge and understanding of leadership practice?
  • grow and lead with confidence?
  • inspire, motivate and grow others?
  • discover that you are your most valuable resource?
  • connect with a supportive and inspiring group of people like yourself?

What can I expect inside?

  • Audio-visual Presentations
  • Powerpoint Notes
  • Digital Resources and Worksheets
  • Course Workbook
  • A Certificate of Completion (Evidence of Continuing Professional Development)

What's the payment plan?

You can either pay per module by selecting the stand-alone modules you are interested in, or you can enroll in the complete Leadership Series for the year.

Annual Membership

Annual Membership ($479+gst per annum) is currently being offered exclusively to ReachED course participants & graduates only and is included as part of your enrolment into this course.

Annual Membership includes access to the 'Members Only' ReachED Leadership 'Community of Practice' Discussion Forums, and a Q&A Leadership Webinar once a month.

Your Instructor

Gaynor Clarke
Gaynor Clarke

Kia ora! My name is Gaynor Clarke.

Through ReachED, I facilitate professional development on a range of topics related to early childhood education, teaching and leadership practice, and teacher well-being through mentoring, workshops and online courses.

I am a qualified, fully registered teacher and adult educator. My experience in this field includes: teaching on Initial Teacher Education degree programmes specialising in Early Childhood Education at various tertiary providers in New Zealand; facilitating leadership development for early childhood teachers through mentoring and workshops; collaborating on a project to develop and deliver the ‘5 out of 5 Leadership Series’ of workshops, building on Ministry of Education resources developed by the Continuity of Early Learning work stream; delivering professional development outcomes for the Ministry of Education as a contractor and sub-contractor i.e. facilitating mentoring, workshops and providing advice, guidance & support for a range of early childhood education services such as: centres re-licensing from the 1998 to the 2008 licence; strengthening early learning opportunities (SELO) for children, families, whānau and communities through teaching; and implementing Te Whāriki: He whāriki mātauranga mō ngā mokopuna o Aotearoa Early childhood curriculum.

My Bachelor in Education specialized in Early Childhood Teaching, and I focused on Adult Education and Adult Learners for my post-degree studies i.e. Certificate in Tertiary Teaching and Postgraduate Diploma in Education. Leadership development within the early childhood education sector has been an area of professional interest for many years, and this led me to gain a Masters in Educational Leadership (Distinction) at AUT University and a Certificate of Proficiency in Teacher Mentoring at the University of Auckland. My interest in Teacher Wellbeing led me to become registered as a coach through ANZCAL (Australia-New Zealand Coaching Alliance).

Academic journal publications include:

  • Clarke, Gaynor Anne. (2009). ‘An essay on leadership, especially through South African and New Zealand cultural lenses’, International Journal of Leadership in Education,12:2,209 — 216
  • Clarke, G., & Broadley, M. (2017) What do quality outcomes for infants and toddlers have to do with effective leadership?, First Years Journal, 10:1, 25-30

Research assistant in a research project led by Joce Nuttall in the following publication:

  • Ord, K., Mane, J., Smorti, S., Carroll-Lind, J., Robinson, L., Armstrong Read, A., Brown-Cooper, P., Meredith, E., Rickard, D., & Jalal, J. (2013). Te whakapakari kaiārahi āhuatanga ako kōhungahunga: Developing pedagogical leadership in early childhood education. Wellington: Te Tari Puna Ora o Aotearoa//NZ Childcare Association.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
This 28-day course starts on the 6 April 2022 and runs for 4-weeks.
How long do I have access to the course?
Effective from the course start date, you have 2 months access to this stand-alone course or 12 months access with the Annual Membership Plan.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 7 days and we will give you a full refund.

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