Leading the Future

Brought to you by Boma and Springboard Trust

An innovative, online, cohort-based programme for school leaders in the Canterbury, Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough regions.

With generous support from the Rātā Foundation, this pilot programme brings together Springboard Trust’s unique cross-sector model and experience building the strategic leadership capability of school leaders with Boma’s expertise in supporting leaders and changemakers to be more intentional, intelligent, and courageous about the future through transformational learning experiences. 

The programme will support you to:

  • think like a futurist,

  • understand how to build equity into problem solving, and

  • lead and execute change strategically.

The programme is open to school leaders at any level who:

  • are committed to addressing inequity in our education system

  • have an idea, project, or strategic initiative they plan to lead in their school that can be designed and scoped through the programme.

Note: Our February 2023 programme is now full. Please follow the link below to apply to join our waitlist for future courses.

Click here to join our waitlist!

Programme Details 

Cost: $450 plus GST per person (N.B. Springboard Trust is an accredited MoE PLD provider) 

Duration: One term. 

Programme Structure and Content:  

  1. Orientation (1hr) 

  2. Module 1 – Disruption and Futurism (5 hrs) - Understand disruption, exponential thinking and build your ability to forecast like a futurist… What is coming? What might impact your school, your community and your environment and how can you prepare for it?

  3. Module 2 – Designing Equitable Solutions (5 hrs) -

    Understand how to approach problem solving with creativity and an entrepreneurial mindset, embedding equity into your process. 

  4. Module 3 - Leading Change (5 hrs) -

    Understand how to drive change in your school and how to lead through implementation of your project or strategy. Understand Kotter’s 8 step model of organisational change and how to apply it in your context.   

  5. Programme Debrief (1 hr) 

Total time commitment for the programme is approximately 17 hours plus time to apply your learning to your project or initiative with your team at school between modules. 

Module Cycle

Each of the three modules follows this cycle:

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