Springboard Coaching for Leadership

Transformational change begins with individual change.

Foster your strengths through a comprehensive 360-degree feedback system with coaching support.

Springboard Coaching for Leadership is a service designed to support principals, senior and middle school leaders to understand their strengths and how these can be leveraged in existing or future roles. 

Express your interest in Springboard Coaching for Leadership here!

What school leaders gain:

Through 360-degree feedback and expert coaching from our pool of experienced volunteers, school leaders will: 

  • Foster trust, safety, creativity and exploratory thinking in themselves and their teams.  

  • Develop strengths-based leadership with clear, practical next steps.  

  • Get unique insight into their own leadership style.  

  • Create positive leadership practices that impact the whole school and community.  

Who it's for:

The programme is open to all school principals, their senior leaders and middle leaders. 

This service runs across two terms, and requires committed input from up to 15 key people, including leadership team members, direct reports and peers.

Your commitment:

  • Time - This is a two-term programme with intakes in terms 1, 2 and 3. The time commitment per participant is 12-13 contact hours plus time to apply coaching actions in the workplace. Involvement will be required from a wide cross section of other staff members who will be invited to provide feedback through the 360-degree survey. Please allow 30-40 mins for survey completion.

  • Cost - The programme cost is $1,500 +GST per participant. Where there are three or more participants from a school, there is an additional one-off $500 +GST fee for a half-day Our Strengths workshop (see below for more information).

How it works: 

Springboard Coaching for Leadership is a process of reflection, introspection and then connection. Fully confidential, the programme provides a safe and supportive environment in which to receive the feedback needed to grow and thrive as a leader.  

Leaders receive comprehensive 360-degree feedback from up to 15 coworkers and are supported through a series of one-to-one sessions with an expert volunteer coach to decipher their strengths, areas for development and where they should focus their efforts. 

Springboard Trust’s leadership framework used as a basis for the 360-degree survey has been developed for the Aotearoa school context.

Our Strengths Workshop

Where three or more leaders from your school are participating in the programme at the same time, the programme includes a half-day workshop which allows the team to come together to:

  • Share insights about their strengths gained through the 360 feedback and coaching

  • Build a picture of strengths across the team and identify any gaps

  • Reflect on whether strengths are being utilised to best effect strategically

  • Reflect on how the team can embed a culture of feedback within their school and continue to support one another's ongoing development

To find out more about Springboard Coaching for Leadership or to register your interest, head to our Expression of Interest form

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