Being an Effective Head of Department

For all new HODs/HOLs/HOFs/HOLAs, or those who want to refresh their leadership practice. This programme clarifies aspects of the role and responsibilities, strengthens communication skills, and provides opportunities to share ideas for leading curriculum development and managing priorities, time and workload.

Dates and Locations
12 Aug & 13 Aug 2024 Online

$695 + GST per person or $625 + GST pp for 3 or more registrations from the same school

Online Workshop: $625 + GST per person

If registering more than one person, please use comments section of the registration form and include name and email addresses of each person attending

Cancellation Policy

Workshop Content:

  • Current thinking about effective leadership
  • The role and responsibilities of an HOD
  • Understanding the implications of NELP, the NZC refresh and developing a local curriculum
  • Understanding a leader’s role in building cultural capability and culturally responsive pedagogy
  • Building a positive and professional learning culture in a department
  • Organising a department including running effective meetings
  • Effectively leading change – process and practical strategies
  • Designing programmes/courses to ensure student achievement
  • Planning, assessment, and moderation responsibilities
  • Managing personnel and team dynamics
  • Fronting issues and managing conflict

Workshop Times:

  • Registration on day one opens at 8:15 am.
  • Workshop starts promptly at 8:30 am each day and finishes day one at 3:30 pm and day two at 3:00 pm

What others have said

I am writing to express my gratitude to you, Kay and Jan for facilitating the recent ‘Being an Effective Head of Department’ course in Auckland. The course was extremely informative, practical and dynamic. I thoroughly enjoyed the interactive discussions and learning such a wide range of strategies through practical examples and modelled techniques.
Monique Carrigan Acting Faculty Leader of English, Glendowie College (HOD)

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