Springboard Trust is committed to helping principals and their schools through the extraordinary environment we now find ourselves in.
As part of this, we have developed Leading Through A Crisis - a series of webinars and resources to give principals the tools, frameworks and skills they need to lead during times of change.
How Leading Through A Crisis helps principals
Over the coming weeks, Springboard will publish a series of videos and helpful resources - freely available from this page - to help leaders guide their communities through a crisis.
This begins with a webinar from our Board Chair Ian Narev (Seek, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, McKinsey), introducing our series and speaking on:
You as a leader.
Understanding your team well – at the moral and human level.
Your plan – the importance of understanding what you control and what you don’t.
Following this will be a series of bite-size interviews, learning modules and tools on leading self, leading the school and leading others. This includes:
What you bring as a leader
Māori perspectives on leadership
Communication and decision-making
Developing a crisis plan
Organizational culture and identifying values
These topics have been developed out of focus groups with principals who have worked with Springboard before, and mapped to conceptual frameworks by the University of Auckland’s Professor Carol Mutch and Columbia University’s Professor Paul Ingram.
Who is Leading Through A Crisis for?
These modules are designed to be useful primarily for New Zealand principals, but the learning included will be applicable to anyone involved in educational leadership.
For more information on our Leading Through A Crisis resources, or to request assistance on a specific topic, please contact your Programme Manager.