The Strategic Leadership for Principals Programme plan for expansion

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What is the Strategic Leadership for Principals Programme?

The Strategic Leadership for Principals Programme (SLPP) is one of the foundational programmes offered by our partner Springboard Trust. With more than 550 principals taking part since 2007, EPIP is excited to be supporting further expansion of this work into all-new parts of Aotearoa in 2022.

Strategic Leadership for Principals Programme teaches principals the fundamentals of strategic leadership, supporting them as they create a vision and three-year strategic plan for their school. They develop an understanding of stakeholder engagement, how to lead and manage change, as well as key elements of implementing their plan over a three-year period.

As with nearly all of Springboard Trust’s work, principals do not do this alone. Through Springboard's unique cross-sector model, principals work with an expert volunteer from the public, private or philanthropic sectors. Called a Capacity Partner, these volunteers forge a trusting, rewarding relationship with the principal over the programme’s 10 months. These principal-Capacity Partner pairings join with up to five others in a cohort, all under the guidance of a volunteer facilitator and Springboard's own amazing team.

Springboard Trust’s evaluation shows that SLPP has significant impacts for participating principals – on their ability to lead, influence, manage and transform a school and its wider community.

How EPIT is supporting Strategic Leadership for Principals Programme

Springboard Trust wants to make sure every tumuaki in the country can benefit from the programme. That’s why EPIT is a proud supporter helping Springboard Trust to deliver SLPP in Taranaki, West Coast (South Island) and Otago.

These are brand new regions for the organisation, and will give Springboard Trust a presence in every major region in Aotearoa. Their vision is Transforming Schools Together – and we hope to see that happen in every corner of our wonderful nation.

Nischal Chakravarthy
8 July 2022
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