Welcome to The University of Auckland Centre for Educational Leadership (UACEL) website.  UACEL provides a range of leadership services for educational leaders and organisations both in New Zealand and overseas. All our work is informed by rigorous educational leadership research and the practical experience of our team of researchers, past principals and senior leaders. We are committed to improving student outcomes through building leadership expertise.




Build your professional and personal skills and capabilities as a first-time principal and be part of nation - wide induction programme. Find out more



upcoming otl WORKSHOPS

Develop your leadership by learning how to tackle and progress tough issues whilst building trustful relationships. Find out more


growing Great leaders

upcoming GGL workshops

Strengthen your practice by learning key leadership skills, and by considering their application to your current leadership challenges. Find out more

UACEL Videos

Linda describes one model of leadership - "Student-centred Leadership." She reflects on what leaders need to do to influence others within their educational context. The key message emphasises the fact that effective student-centred leadership is measured by the equity and excellence of student outcomes.

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Perspectives Articles

The UACEL Perspectives are opinion pieces that highlight current and topical educational leadership matters. Linda Bendikson writes candidly about her views and offers a fresh perspective on today’s educational leadership challenges.

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