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Leaders growing leaders

Event Details

This is a facilitated online course. 

Webinar one:
17 March, 12:00 - 1:00pm
Webinar two:
24 March, 12:00 - 1:00pm
Webinar three:
31 March, 12:00 - 1:00pm


$210+GST Register

This course explores individual and group understandings of the concept of leadership and provides tools and processes that support leadership growth in self and others.

Hear about this course from facilitators, Debbie Ryder and Gwen Davitt:

Course outline

This course takes place online over four weeks and includes three one-hour, online webinars. In total, this course should take an average of 10 hours of learning.

Topics covered

This course covers:

  • growing whole-team leadership currency of leadership knowledge and practice
  • building leadership capability and capacity
  • nurturing aspiring leaders
  • leading growth and change
  • sustaining effective leadership.

The learning outcomes

This course will:

  • increase your leadership confidence and competence within educational settings
  • support new ways of thinking about leadership
  • explore leadership beliefs and practices across diverse educational settings
  • develop further understanding of how to provide sustainable leadership development and culture.

Who is it for? 

This course is for leaders from any educational sector who want to examine their leadership practices with a view to enhancing those practices. Equally it is for educational leaders who aspire to grow leadership capability in others.

About the facilitators

Dr Debbie Ryder
Dr Debbie Ryder is Programme Leader of the Master of Education (ECE) at Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand. Debbie currently lectures in the Graduate Diploma of ECE and the Master of Education (ECE). Debbie has also lectured for three years in the Postgraduate Leadership qualification. Debbie has previously taught for over 20 years in ECE settings, predominantly managing and leading two community-based early childhood centres.

Gwen Davitt
Gwen Davitt is Programme Leader of NZ Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 5) at Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand. She has previously taught in the Postgraduate Diploma of Leadership (ECE) degree programme. Gwen currently teaches in Te Rito Maioha’s NZ Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 5) and the Bachelor of Teaching (ECE) programmes and facilitates professional learning and development. She is an active researcher and learner with an extensive background in early childhood education and facilitating adult teaching and learning. Gwen is passionate about integrating theory and practice, the pedagogies of teaching, learning and leadership and leading change for best practice.


What previous participants gained from this course

  • “A framework to engage with the teams to effect change.” 
  • “Identified areas that are missing in my own organisation to help with effective decision making and support.”


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