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Growing Great Leaders™ TEAMS

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About Growing Great Leaders™ TEAMS

Growing Great Leaders™ TEAMS (GGL™TEAMS) is designed to raise the effectiveness of your leadership team, and strengthen its ability to consistently achieve its student-centered goals. The programme is broken into six, easy-to-navigate modules, with each taking about two hours to complete (including team discussions and associated activities). Each module, although thematically distinct, makes rich connections to the other five, highlighting the interrelated nature of both the programme and the student-centred Leadership model. 


In addition to the six modules below, your team’s experience will also be enriched by three online coaching/mentoring sessions led by a member of the CEL Leadership Consultant group.  Repeated participant feedback on these sessions highlights the value added by a skilled, ‘critical friend’ challenging and affirming your team’s thinking and actions.


How it works:


1.    Enrol your leadership team in ‘GGL™ TEAMS’ and receive access to our series of self-paced website-based leadership modules. 
2.    Work through each self-contained module together – at a time, place and pace that works for the whole team.
3.    Connect via ZOOM with one of our skilled facilitators for either three or six online workshops to extend your team’s understanding and identify ways in which the practical insights of GGL™ might be embedded into your team’s practice.


GGL™ TEAMS is designed for leadership teams who want to manage their own leadership development with the assurance that comes from knowing that personalised and informed guidance is available. 


Cost: $650 + GST pp.  To discuss the ways in which Regionally-Allocated PLD (RA-PLD) hours might be used to offset workshop costs, please contact Colin Donald on +64 27 886 4678 or Email:  fls.leadership@auckland.ac.nz 

 

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Growing Great Leaders™ TEAMS (GGL™TEAMS) is designed to raise the effectiveness of your leadership team, and strengthen its ability to consistently achieve its student-centred goals. The programme is broken into six, easy-to-navigate modules, with each taking about two hours to complete (including team discussions and associated activities). Each module, although thematically distinct, makes rich connections to the other five, highlighting the interrelated nature of both the programme and the student-centred leadership model. 


In addition to the six modules below, your team’s experience will also be enriched by three online coaching / mentoring sessions led by one of our leadership consultants.  Repeated participant feedback on these sessions highlights the value added by a skilled, ‘critical friend’ challenging and affirming team reflections, wonderings and school improvement actions.

 

MODULE 1: Student-Centred Leadership

Module 1 introduces the student-centred leadership model and the ways in which this model can be used as a practical planning and problem solving tool in the everyday life of the school. 


MODULE 2: Building Relational Trust

Module 2 highlights the influence of trust on school effectiveness and its ability to gain valued student outcomes. Module 2 also shares new insights into the ways your team can use everyday conversations to build trust and enhance leadership effectiveness.


MODULE 3: Establishing Goals and Expectations

Module 3 provides highly practical insights into goal setting theory and supports your team as you work together to improve outcomes for your students.


MODULE 4: Resourcing Strategically

Module 4 highlights the importance of being strategic in the use of your limited school resources. Your team will undertake a critical review of the way your school’s key resources (both human and material) are used in support of valued outcomes.


MODULE 5: Solving Complex Problems

Module 5 leads your team through a research-informed, analytical approach to solving some of your school’s most difficult problems.  The module blends engaging research with extended team discussion and school-centric action.


MODULE 6: Ensuring Quality Teaching

Module 6 will challenge your team to reflect on your share beliefs about quality teaching, and the influence those beliefs have on teacher actions and student outcomes. The module provides critical insights into practical approaches to evaluating teaching effectiveness and suggests ways these insight can be used to enhance teacher practice.

 

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

What is ‘GGL™ TEAMS’?

GGL™ TEAMS is an online learning experience designed for whole leadership teams. It skillfully links online learning with skilled facilitation, while maintaining an unrelenting focus on your school, your improvement priorities and your valued learner outcomes. 

 

How does GGL™ TEAMS work?

-  You enrol your team and receive access to our online leadership development platform. 

-  Your team works together through the series of six, self-contained, self-paced modules – at a time, place, and pace that works for you all.

-  The whole team connects with one of our skilled facilitators via Zoom for three online discussions, each structured around your team's insights, challenges and questions.

 

What does GGL™ TEAMS include?

GGL™ TEAMS includes:

-  An intuitive, digitally responsive online resource centre.  

-  A series of six online modules (videos, readings, discussion prompts, in-school inquiry guides, application activities). 

-  Three ninety-minute, online discussions, facilitated by one of our skilled Leadership Consultants  - at a time that works for your team.

 

What is the time commitment required for GGL™ TEAMS?     

We recommend that leadership groups allow up to 15 minutes for pre-module reading and reflection, and about two hours for each online module.  Times will vary depending on the time allocated for reflection and planning.  

 

Do you recommend that modules are completed in a specific sequence?       

GGL™ TEAMS is designed as a sequential programme of professional learning, with each module connecting to, and building on previous learning, however, the final sequence is up to your team.                                            


How much does 'GGL™ TEAMS' cost?

GGL™ TEAMS is priced at $650 + GST per participant.  We recommend that schools with large leadership teams break into smaller 'Professional Learning Groups' (PLGs) each with four to six members.  Enrolment costs associated with GGL™ TEAMS can be offset using RAPLD hours.  Contact us to find out more about this option:  fls.leadership@auckland.ac.nz                            
 

Where is the programme currently being used?

‘GGL™ TEAMS is currently being used in a significant number of New Zealand secondary and primary schools.  It has also been effectively utilised by school leadership teams in Victoria and Abu Dhabi.

 

What do participants say about the course? (Unsolicited feedback)

“Our leaders have loved the material (it's accessible, well presented and chunked well) and we look forward to meeting each week to talk things through as a team”. – NZ principal

“Conversations are deeper, richer, and focused on our work and I find that when we talk together we now have key frameworks/ideas to base our discussion around”. – NZ principal

“It was wonderful for me to hear the discussion about what learning should cause, what that learning should look like, querying how clear we have been in our guidance, curriculum and task alignment, and understanding what teachers found helpful for their learning”. – NZ principal