Professional Learning and Development

Government-accredited professional learning and development to help your school serve the community.  

Professional learning and development (PLD) is at the heart of any good school. Building tomorrow’s leaders and helping them adopt the same lessons you have learned through our programmes is a key part a future-focused education.  

But for so many New Zealand schools, needs are varied. Needs are unique. And those needs must be met to improve the lives of young New Zealanders.

Springboard Trust’s can offer it's unique cross-sector learning to school leaders and Communities of Learning/Kāhui Ako where it fits the Ministry of Education's priorities and criteria.

Our PLD model  

Through funded PLD, Springboard Trust delivers similar learning to our philanthropically subsidised programmes and workshops.

This has included custom versions of our Strategic Leadership for Principals Programme, or running programmes in regions where we do not have existing resources to deliver. It has also meant strategic design and / or evaluation, as well as helping leadership teams prepare for cultural capability work.

In action, this will look different for every school. We are an accredited PLD provider with the Ministry of Education, and have worked in multi-agency and multi-school environments, right down to helping leaders with single-issue projects.  

The theme is collaboration – consulting with every available party, from school to government to community, and finding unique solutions for your challenges.  We scope the work alongside you, find the right cross-sector experts to support with your needs and help to create positive change.

To find out more about how we might be able to support you, please complete our expression of interest form and we'll get in touch.

History of Springboard Trust PLD

This offering has stemmed directly from our work with Kāhui Ako across Aotearoa.

We had previously participated in the Communities of Learning Change Management panel with the Ministry of Education, and worked closely with many Kāhui Ako as a consultant to help them streamline, evolve and work together to achieve their common goals.  

Through this work, we developed a keen understanding of schools’ ongoing needs that complement our original suite of programmes.  

In 2019, we began a pilot series of "School Innovation Services" programmes, which expanded in 2020 to include a huge variety of bespoke leadership development for tumuaki across Aotearoa.

This work complements (rather than takes the place of) our philanthropically-subsidised programmes, allowing us to expand our reach and transform schools together in places and ways we otherwise could not.

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