Leadership Research

The Centre bases its work on a model of student-centred leadership developed by Viviane Robinson and colleagues as a result of their work on the “Best evidence Synthesis- School Leadership and Student Outcomes: Identifying What Works and Why” (Robinson, Hohepa, & Lloyd, 2009) which examines the links between leadership and student outcomes. The model below represents five dimensions of effective leadership, identified from this research, and shows how they are underpinned by three leadership capabilities. 

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“The leadership PLD that our 40 senior leaders recently undertook with UACEL has been invaluable in supporting Rangitoto College's review of our strategic plan.  Our leaders enjoyed the pragmatic facilitation style - taking the best of educational research and making it accessible and relevant for our setting.

Patrick Gale, Principal, Rangitoto College, Auckland

Bespoke PLD Design

    For those of you working in schools in centrally-funded PLD, please ensure that school leaders are aware of the dates that centrally funded PLD applications are due to the Ministry of Education regional offices.  Click here for dates by region.

    The Ministry of Education's new centrally funded PLD model highlights the importance of high levels of leadership expertise.

    In supporting leadership development, UACEL’s Bespoke Leadership PLD design team places an emphasis on ensuring that professional learning opportunities reflect the needs and priorities of individual schools and CoLs.  

    Our bespoke, approach can readily accommodate your team’s needs making use of MoED PLD funding. 

    For more information (including client references or information on how to get underway with your own bespoke leadership PLD plan) please contact the head of our Bespoke PLD Solution Team or call Colin Donald on 09 623 8879 or Richard Newton on 09 623 2929.