Saturday, September 27, 2014

The MAGIC of #nzpf2014

Greg and I flew from Christchurch to Invercargill on Wednesday to join the CORE crew for the 2014 New Zealand Principal's Conference.
 Our first session was the social event Kai at the Mai Mai with a true Southland experience.  It was fabulous to have time to interact with our CORE whanau and the delegates in a social scene.  I really enjoyed the opportunity for the inevitable selfie of two - first up Luana and Paul Ego!

Thursday morning Greg and I filled a slot for Mike and ran a session on Social Media in schools.  I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to work alongside leaders to look at how they might best use Social Media to meet their needs.  Using the new learning from Patti Dobrowolski's keynote we were able to think about what the "Social Media dream" might be for our organisation in one year and look at three bold steps to get the desired result.  

A workshop with Patti in the afternoon allowed me to see how this process might be able to be used with schools and teams.  

The day concluded with a stunning keynote by Richard Gerver.  

Thursday night's entertainment was a true colours race off at the velodrome, before a stunning dinner. 

Friday started with a truly inspirational Pasifika performance by St Patrick's Pasifika Group.

Brendan Spillane's keynote was one of the many highlights for me. So many ideas are percolating around how to make his MAGIC ideas a reality for me in my personal and professional life. 

Hekia Parata closed the conference with her address.

Ben Witheford closes the conference...

 Stunning visual recordings of the keynotes during the conference!

What a pleasure and a privilege to have been part of this stunning conference.  

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