Leading with Heart & Soul

Professional development (PD) Northland

Posted: 20 January 2022
Notice reference #: 1HASUG

Presented by Toni Christie.

This workshop will share a values-based approach to leadership. With nearly 30 years of leadership experience in early childhood education, Toni will share her wit, wisdom, and lessons learned from leading teams. Participants will discuss and explore the following core values for leadership in education: Courage, vision, service, empathy, loyalty, honesty, grace, creativity, joy, gratitude, empowerment and respect. Included with the course is a comprehensive resource.

Participants will:

  • Examine their own values as related to leadership
  • Be familiarised with the leadership responsibilities for management and administration in ECE services
  • Explore conflict, including what it is, and how it can be resolved respectfully
  • Practice giving and receiving feedback
  • Discuss positive communication models and strategies
  • Receive and discuss models for improvement including an example strategic plan
  • Be inspired to delegate appropriately and set clear boundaries for kaiako
  • Discuss intentional language, engaged feedback, and professionalism
  • Develop ideas for team building and team contracts
  • Understand the importance of self-care and self-love
  • Receive their choice of leadership book or management manual with the course.

This is an ideal workshop to inspire and affirm new, established and aspiring leaders in early childhood education.

This event runs from 9am–3pm.

Cost: $195 per person (includes morning tea & a light lunch).


Cobham Oval, 79 Okara Drive, Whangārei, 0110.

Events summary


25 February 2022 – 25 February 2022

Further information

Contact: Anita Furter

 (04) 477 0933