Residential Programme - Investing In Leadership Capital 2021
We acknowledge that building leadership capability is a growing demand and we need to draw on our collective knowledge and build a culture of connection and collaboration to transform those that aspire to seek excellence.
Who are the people in your setting that you would like to invest in their potential?
This programme is designed to enable owners, leaders, centre managers and key kaiako, leaders to step aside and take time out to think deeply about the way they lead.
In particular we will be focusing on the concept of being an influential leader with a clear purpose of:
- Taking people and ideas to new places
- Mobilising people to take the tough challenges and thrive
- Establishing and maintaining a culture of collective leadership
- Supporting ongoing professional learning
The workshop sessions will all be closely aligned to the key ECE documents to ensure those in leadership roles have the knowledge and understanding to blend and harmonise the changing landscape of expectations and requirements.
This residential leadership programme has been running for over 15 years and its longevity is a result of the positive feedback we receive and our participants come from all over New Zealand.
What does this residential offer?
- 2 x Three Day Residential Leadership Programme – one in October and the other in May
- In-Centre visits between November and April.
- Ongoing emails, phone calls and Skype consultations for the duration of the programme.
Risk, Resilience & Loose Parts Play
Presented by Robin Christie
Adult-supported and developmentally appropriate risky play is vital to children's physical, emotional, social, and cognitive development. Research from Aotearoa and across the globe points to the long-term benefits of this kind of play, especially in the development of children’s resilience, the ability to ‘bounce back’ from negative experiences. Te Whāriki also celebrates the importance of this kind of play numerous times, including specifically for toddlers.
Loose parts play involves open-ended and easily manipulated materials that children can use to construct, deconstruct and transport to develop their working theories of the physical world, and to augment their social and imaginative play. Since Simon Nicholson (1971) first formally described this natural aspect of children's play, the ways in which we interpret loose parts play have widened considerably, with recent research showing this kind of play as being completely without boundaries, and as mixing easily with other kinds of learning.
This presentation will examine practical instances of loose parts play using materials that are recovered, upcycled and drawn from nature. It will look at loose parts play opportunities in infant and toddler spaces, and will explore their importance in symbolic and imaginative play. A special emphasis will be placed on loose parts play provisions that provide for adult-supported risky play, are environmentally responsible, encourage cooperation and problem-solving, and are cheap as chips!
This event runs from 6.30–8.30pm.
Cost: $80 per person
Location: Quality Hotel Elms, 456 Papanui Road, Papanui, Christchurch 8542.