A fully funded 10-month development programme for New Zealand principals.
The Strategic Leadership for Principals Programme (SLPP) brings New Zealand principals together with strategic experts to develop your leadership and to support clear, insightful planning for schools.
Strategic leadership is a pivotal element for improved school performance. The ability to plan, manage and report as the fulcrum of your community ensures strong relationships and the right conditions for everyone to thrive.
This year, Springboard Trust is thrilled to announce its very first virtual cohort – accessible from anywhere in New Zealand in 2021.
How SLPP works for NZ principals
Over a series of workshops spanning 10 months, SLPP explores the core elements of strategic leadership for New Zealand principals – beginning the journey to creating better student outcomes.
This learning occurs with the support of a Capacity Partner – a dedicated expert volunteer, with whom principals will build a trusted, high-empathy relationship that delivers outstanding impact. This cross-sector model is unique to Springboard Trust, and ensures every principal who takes part has personalized support to meet their needs at both a personal and professional level.
Together, they work with a cohort of up to six other principal-Capacity partner pairings, under the guidance of an experienced facilitator and Springboard’s own expert Programme Managers.
By the end of the programme, principals typically demonstrate significant progression in:
One- and three-year planning and outlook
Creating and communicating a vision and strategic plan
Identifying, communicating with and gaining buy-in from key stakeholders
Measuring the impacts of their changes
Leading the same transformative change for their team
This forms the bedrock of the conditions for improved student outcomes, which we explore in more detail through our Alumni Services.
For more information on the direct impacts on school leadership that principals gain through SLPP, please check out our annual Impact Reports.