Enhancing Parent Engagement

Leadership Development EDUCATOR SERIES


Having the skills to build a child-centred, high trust, collaborative relationship with parents or caregivers will ultimately lead to a more satisfying and successful education journey for tamariki, whanau and educator.

What to expect during the programme

- Every teacher is committed to the relationships they have with their parents and whānau, develop skills for engage parents as stakeholders and those with an interest rather than the user

- Discover new was to build collaborative relationships with your parent community

- Learn to translate the focus from an individual child to a group or collaborative outcome

- Build cohesion and a sense of shared responsibility between staff, whānau and tamariki


Identifying the challenges in teacher/caregiver relationship

Understanding a different perspective - what can neuro-science teach us

How to engage and build trust - finding the common interest and motivation for outcomes

Expressing yourself effectively - lessons in collaborative language

Courageous conversations - how to have them

Return for your investment

The People Leaders Educator Series offers great value PLD for schools. We aim to deliver quality leadership learning, new skills and capabilties that will be readily applicable in the school setting.



Debra Buckley is the CEO of the New Zealand Institute of Management and Leadership, Board Chairperson of the Natural Pet Food Group and the Board of Trustees Chairperson for a local Canterbury primary school. Debra is an experienced adult educator and consistently delivers high energy, practical leadership programmes which are well researched and presented from the foundation findings of neuroscience and human behaviour.

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