Tui Tuia | Learning Circle provides a range of leadership services for educational leaders and organisations in New Zealand and overseas.

Our Courses

Our work is informed by rigorous educational leadership research and the practical experience of our team of researchers, past principals and senior leaders. We are committed to improving student outcomes through building leadership expertise. Our aim is to assist in building resilient and adaptive leaders who can lead through changing times. We model this in offering a range of educational leadership material designed to support leaders in their day-to-day work.

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Growing Great Leaders™

Five options for improving your leadership skills.

Growing Great Leaders™ Level 1

GGL™ Level 1 is aligned to the Student-centred Leadership model and is designed to provide theoretical and practical application for the educational context.

Growing Great Leaders™ Level 2 - Leading School Improvement

This is a highly practical series of blended events designed for existing leadership teams wanting to learn more about strategies for leading improvement in your school.

Growing Great Leaders™ TEAMS

Growing Great Leaders™ TEAMS combines the flexibility of GGL™ SOLO with the power of professional learning group facilitation.

Growing Great Leaders™ SOLO

Growing Great Leaders™ SOLO is designed for school leaders who want to independently manage their own leadership development.

Open-to-learning™ Leadership

Open-to-learning™ Leadership

A highly practical, research-based professional development opportunity with direct relevance to participants’ own leadership and school development.

Success stories

"The leadership PLD that our 40 senior leaders recently undertook has been invaluable in supporting Rangitoto College’s review of our strategic plan. Our leaders enjoyed the pragmatic facilitation style — taking the best of educational research and making it accessible and relevant for our setting."


"Otaika Valley School had the privilege of working with Dr Lisa Watson last year developing our Te Reo school wide programme. Lisa immediately put all teachers and myself as principal at ease as developing learners. The hands-on modelling and support within classrooms was a standout and transformed into a commitment and confidence for all."


Interested in evolving with us?

We can customise all course offerings to suit your needs. Our work is based firmly on research, with an emphasis on student-centred leadership being the key to excellent and equitable student outcomes.
Find out what we can do to help you and your learning community.