Christian van NiewuwerburghProfessor Christian Van Niewerburgh is a leading academic in the field of coaching and a practising executive coach. He is Professor of Coaching and Positive Psychology at University of East London and Director of International Partnerships for Growth Coaching International.

He is the author of Coaching in Professional Contexts (Sage, 2016), Coaching in Professional Contexts (2015), An Introduction to Coaching Skills: A Practical Guide (Sage, 2014), and the editor of Coaching in Education: Getting Better Results for Students, Educators and Parents (Karnac, 2012). He is also the co-author of The Leaders Guide to Coaching in Schools: Creating Conditions for Effective Learning (2017), Coaching in Islamic Culture: The Principles and Practice of Ershad (2017), and Advanced Coaching Practice: Inspiring Change in Others (2019).

Seen as an international authority in the field, Christian regularly speaks at conferences in the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Australia


Chris Munro leads Growth Coaching International’s Strategic Leadership Team in Australia and New Zealand.

Chris is passionate about teacher growth and leadership, and the powerful catalysing role that coaching can play. He has extensive experience in supporting and leading the development of teachers and school leaders, drawn from over 25 years of working in Government and Independent schools and in Higher Education. Chris has also performed advisory roles for the Scottish Qualifications Authority, Local Government Education Department and Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Education (HMIE) in Scotland.


Date: Friday 14 August 2020
Time: 8:30am – 3:30pm
Venue: Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, 181 Westhaven Drive, Westhaven Marina, Auckland

The Coaching in Education Symposium – Moving On Up! brings together global coaching in education thought-leader and academic, Professor Christian van Nieuwerburgh, together with Growth Coaching’s executive team and local practitioners for a one-day event, held in Auckland on Friday 14 August 2020. The day will include:

  • Keynote addresses by Professor Christian van Nieuwerburgh, Executive Director GCI and Chris Munro, Managing Director GCI 
  • Practical breakout sessions including:
    • Ben Calleja, Director GCI WA/SA/NT – Video Enhanced Peer Coaching
    • Advanced Coaching Practice
    • Local schools sharing case study stories – building a learning culture; students coaching students for senior schools; coaching in Kāhui Ako.

This event will not only inspire, but will share best practice, research and practical knowledge on the topic of coaching in education communities

The Benefits of attending: 

  • Hearing about the latest international research and trends in coaching and mentoring
  • Sharing case studies from our local schools about their coaching development
  • Meeting and learning from others in the ‘coaching in education’ world
  • Sharing case studies from Communities of Learning about how coaching is used to enhance student wellbeing and success

Who should attend?

  • Senior leaders, school principals, deputy and assistant principals and head teachers
  • Education consultants, HR managers and professional development providers
  • Educators in the Tertiary Sector
  • Teachers aspiring to leadership roles
  • Within and across school leaders in Kāhui Ako
  • Professional Learning and Development facilitators

Investment: $390+GST

Coaching in Education Symposium - Moving On Up!
Friday 14th August 2020 | 8:30am - 3:30pm

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