Being an Effective Dean

Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch

Being an Effective Dean

Dates for 2020
25 & 26 February – Auckland (filling fast)
5 & 6 March – Christchurch
2 & 3 April – Wellington

This two-day course is suitable for new Deans, and for Deans who want to refresh or review their practice.

In 2019, for the first time ever, on request, the workshop was extended to two days to broaden the programme and allow for more in-depth coverage and discussion.

Workshop Content

  • Building a toolkit of skills and strategies for being effective in this role
  • Understanding the role and its connection with student learning
  • Academic coaching/mentoring
  • Organising effective Deaning systems and procedures
  • Developing effective communication skills
  • Managing student needs and behaviour
  • Working with colleagues in key roles
  • Liaising with parents and caregivers
  • Deans role in high-end discipline


  • $650 + GST per person
  • 3+ registrations from the same school: $590 + GST per person


  • Auckland: Waipuna Hotel and Conference Centre, 58 Waipuna Rd, Mt Wellington
  • Wellington: Brentwood Hotel, 16 Kemp St, Kilbirnie, Wellington
  • Christchurch: Sudima Christchurch Airport, Memorial Ave & Orchard Rd, Christchurch Airport

Workshop Time:

  • Registration opens at 8:15 am.  Tea and Coffee will be available
  • Workshop starts promptly at 8:30 am and finishes at 3:00 pm

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