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Leading People & Teams

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Leading people and teams lies at the core of leadership, and the ability of leaders to effectively communicate, engage, support, and empower those around them is critical. This course explores a range of techniques that leaders can use to grow excellence in people and teams, including how to productively approach conflict and engage in challenging conversations.

Includes membership of a Professional Learning Community (PLC)

Each course in our Leadership series offers the opportunity to join a Leaders’ Professional Learning Community (PLC). The PLCs are designed to deepen your learning and enhance your experience of the course by providing opportunities to engage with and learn alongside other leaders in a small-group setting. They involve four online meetings with the other members of the PLC and four text-based discussions for sharing ideas. Each week a different person in the PLC will take the lead in facilitating the group, with guidance provided for this.

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Over 25 interviews, including

  • Professor Emeritus Viviane Robinson, University of Auckland
  • Denise Evans, Lawyer, Mediator and Arbitrator
  • Associate Professor Sue Cherrington, Victoria University of Wellington
  • Dr Madeleine Dobson, Curtin University
  • Jeanette Kehoe-Perkinson, Global Executive Director
  • Brenda Soutar (Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Porou, Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki),  Te Rūnanga Nui o ngā Kura Kaupapa Māori o Aotearoa
  • Jacqui Lees, Head Teacher Papkuranga Baptist Kindergarten
  • Bruce Cotterill, Business Leader
  • Dr Sonja Arndt, University of Melbourne
  • Salā Faasaulala Tagoilelagi-Leota, Massey University
  • Associate Professor Kate Thornton, Victoria University of Wellington


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What you’ll learn on this course

The course is structured into eight parts, with each part designed to take about a week to work through, although participants are free to work at their own pace.

PART 1  

Individual well-being and identity – builds knowledge of why both personal and team wellbeing is so important and provides strategies for promoting teacher wellbeing and supporting the strengths, needs, and passions of team members.

PART 2  

Positive team cultures – explores the impact of team culture on all activities of an organisation and supports participants to develop a vision for team culture informed by the organisation’s values.

PART 3  

Distributing leadership – builds an understanding of what the concept of distributed leadership means (and doesn’t mean) and different approaches that could be employed in participants’ own settings to initiate or expand distributed leadership.

PART 4  

Effective professional learning – focuses on what effective professional development looks like, how it can be connected to appraisal processes, and what this could look like in participants’ own contexts.

PART 5  

Mentoring and coaching for excellence – presents the principles of mentoring and coaching, and provides participants with coaching and mentoring procedures and strategies and the opportunity to practice utilising them to support others.

PART 6  

Constructive conflict – explores how to identify conflict and determine when it is a problem that requires action, and provides a suite of practical strategies that can be employed to address conflict constructively.

PART 7  

Courageous conversations – equips participants with the formal procedures and practical skills they need to engage in courageous conversations and the opportunity to practice implementing these with others.

PART 8  

Managing change with teams – develops an understanding of the causes of resistance to change among team members and supports leaders to know how to effectively manage a variety of change processes.

Time commitment

Allow 8-10 weeks, 60 minutes per week, plus putting your learning into practice in your own work context

Flexible engagement

With course content available 24-7 and no cut-off date, you can choose when to engage with the learning materials

Collaborative PLC

Learn from and with other course participants in weekly small-group sessions

Multimodal learning

A rich mix of interviews, readings, video case-studies, reflections, and practical activities


Leadership 2: Leading People & Teams

Enrolment instructions

1. Select your enrolment requirements below carefully, especially if you are enrolling a group. 
2. You can choose to pay via invoice or by credit card.
3. Once enrolled, you’ll find the course on your Account page. You will also receive an email welcoming you to the course.

Group enrolments

Enrolling as a group offers you great savings, and enables teachers to share their learning journeys and centres to collectively make changes in their practice based on their learning. Each teacher receives their own log in, linked to their email address, and can complete the course in their own time, on their own computer or tablet.


  • 1 teacher: NZ$110.00
  • 2-10 teachers: SAVE 15% (NZ$93.50pp)
  • 11-25 teachers: SAVE 20% (NZ$88.00pp)
  • 26+ teachers: SAVE 25% (NZ$82.50pp)
  • Please note: Prices are subject to 15% GST (local sales tax). Discounts only apply to group enrolments made in one transaction, and cannot be applied retrospectively if your group size increases.

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from NZ $82 .50
  • Group savings of 15-25%
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Buy all five Leadership Series courses and get

40% OFF
  • 5 courses for price of 3
  • Lifetime access
  • Personalised certificates
  • Group savings of 15-25%

Prices shown are per person, and are subject to GST (local sales tax) of 15%. * Lifetime access means for as long as the course is hosted on The Education Hub

Keeping our courses affordable

The Education Hub wants as many teachers as possible to be able to take our courses and benefit from the high quality professional learning they offer. Therefore, we are committed to keeping course fees as low as possible. It is through the support of our ever-generous supporters that we can produce such rich, multimodal learning opportunities while offering participants significant subsidies.

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Please note, all our courses are best completed on a desktop/laptop computer or tablet. Because of the amount of content, we do not recommend using a phone. 
* Group discounts apply to the full price, and can only be applied in one transaction, not retrospectively, or on the addition of more enrolments. ** Our standard terms and conditions are available here

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