Greg was a principal for 17 years before joining CORE Education in 2012. He jointly led the Learning with Digital Technologies programme across Aotearoa-New Zealand from 2013-2016, and in this role supported more than 50 facilitators in their work across the country. During this time he has worked with many individuals, teams, and whole staff groups to implement collaborative practice and effective modern learning programmes in their schools or clusters.
Greg has particular expertise in school change and supporting leaders at all levels to be the best they can be. He has facilitated whole school improvement initiatives in many different contexts including new builds, post-earthquake Christchurch, in existing spaces, and in clusters and Communities of Learning.
Greg is an experienced and effective mentor. He has worked with school leaders, teams and individuals as part of the CORE uChoose programme, and in MoE and school funded initiatives.
A key focus of Greg’s work is ensuring leaders, teachers and whole school communities take full advantage of the opportunities and potential of e-learning and collaborative practice for improving outcomes for all learners. This has seen him facilitating and presenting workshops across Australia and Aotearoa-New Zealand on a wide variety of different topics. He led the team who developed the e-Learning Planning Framework as an online tool and has experience using this and other frameworks to support effective self review and strategic planning.
Greg has facilitated workshops and worked with school leadership teams from BYOD planning and roll-outs, Google and Apple software and tools, to strategic planning and whole school transformation.
Greg helped lead the team delivering Digital Fluency PLD across Aotearoa-New Zealand for the past three years. He has supported whole school developments and worked with leadership teams and individuals planning for and delivering elearning, collaborative teaching, and BYOD professional learning programmes. Teacher Inquiry is often a key component of Greg’s work.
Greg has delivered workshops on using the Google, Apple and Microsoft online environments and tools effectively in leadership, administration and classroom practice. He is adept at supporting teachers to integrate technology, collaborative tools and online learning effectively into their classroom and personal learning programmes.
Greg has considerable experience as a principal and leader of effective school change. He has worked with leadership teams across Australia and Aotearoa-New Zealand developing strategic/ long term and short term programmes for individuals, teams, schools and clusters.
Greg is an experienced facilitator of collaborative and team processes and has expertise supporting groups to gain consensus and work together in effective ways.
His contributions to the CORE Education blog explore many different aspects of leadership and change practice as well as practical classroom ‘how to’ tips and tools.
Greg is an experienced mentor. He has successfully supported leadership initiatives, teams and individual development. He has particular expertise supporting teams where gaining consensus and working collaboratively are key goals.
Greg has experience working in different cultural contexts and in a wide variety of school change and development settings. He has experience in designing and supporting programmes which cater for students with additional learning needs.
Greg has considerable experience in making sense of complex data and sharing information in ways that make sense to everyone. He is familiar with using a variety of tools and frameworks for effective self review and with designing professional learning programmes to address specific needs.
Conference presentations, seminars and workshops
2016: uLearn presentations on leadership and mentoring - workshops
2015: South Canterbury Principals Association - keynote
2014: Otago Primary Principals Seminar - keynote
2014: Learning@School Roadshow - workshops
2014: NZ Principals Federation Conference - workshop
2014: RTLB Regional Conference - keynote
I am an experienced school leader and mentor and have a passion for ensuring that our education system and school/cluster processes supports all learners, teachers and leaders to achieve their potential and be the best they can be. My leadership experience gives me a clear perspective on supporting change and the fundamental importance of collaborative practice. Supporting schools and clusters to have a clear vision for what success looks like in their contexts is a key part of this.
One of my strengths is supporting teams of all sizes to make sense of complexity and develop effective plans and programmes for improvement.
I have provided leadership in elearning professional development initiatives for many years and have coached and mentored many aspiring and experienced leaders. I believe strongly that building effective relationships and ways of working together is fundamental to powerful, effective and sustainable change.