NALP 20: National Aspiring Leadership Programme
The National Aspiring Leadership Programme (NALP) is designed for leaders within the education sector who aspire to accelerate their career through growth in their personal leadership capabilities, as well as add value to their teams and colleagues within their school environment.
We are finding that the cookie-cutter approach [OSFA] to professional development is failing, less and less is it able to meet the diverse professional learning needs of teachers and leaders. Thus, we have pioneered an adaptive and individualised approach aptly named: Personalised Leadership Pathways (PLP) for each delegate using a combined development platform which focuses on the interpersonal, leadership and professional dynamics associated with a senior leadership position within the education sector.
The programme is delivered over a one-year period (ensuring minimal disruption), it combines vibrant PLG seminars, online learning and networking, and face-to-face contact with an assigned Kaiarahi/mentor. Participants explore their own strengths, weaknesses and opportunities and how they relate to leadership goals and day-to-day realities within their individual school context.
A key component of the course is the highly interactive online forum which allows participants to share their journey with like-minded educational leaders across the country. This process is enhanced through participant-generated korero that unlocks the existing skills and experience within the group. In addition to delivering vibrant professional development, the programme sets out to create powerful, lifelong networks.