Why have a National Aspiring Leaders Programme?

Growth Culture received feedback following the highly successful nationwide Team Leaders Toolbox PLD which uncovered a significant need for a high performing leadership programme that enables high potential education leaders to engage in an intensive, peer-oriented leadership development experience. Whilst mostly deputy and assistant principals have applied, the course is also open to high performing HOD’s and Team Leaders wanting to further their career progression.


The National Aspiring Leaders Programme is based upon a framework that focuses on the interpersonal, leadership and professional development of self and how this relates to their role within their school. The National Aspiring Leaders Programme has a broad focus on educational leadership. Noteworthy, only a small part of the programme covers the administrative side of Principalship. However, these components can be individually addressed as you work alongside your Kaiarahi, who are all experienced and highly respected former principals. Delegates must have the full support of their school principal to undertake the programme and lead change appropriate to their school’s values.

In addition to enabling real outcomes for individual leaders, the National Aspiring Leaders Programme is recognised as a unique and innovative programme that contributes in a meaningful way to the realisation of equity in relation to formal educational leadership.