Wellington Branch Event: Open to Learning - Difficult Conversations - Virtual Meeting with Christchurch Branch

In our profession, there are plenty of times when it's necessary to have conversations we're tempted to dodge. It's not always easy to review others' work and give feedback that may not be well received. And any of us might, occasionally, need to have a frank and honest exchange about anything – from our salary to the parlous state of the shared kitchen – without suffering anxious, sleepless nights or trampling over a usually-OK working relationship.

As a school principal, Phil Harding found that setting up and having difficult conversations was an inevitable part of principalship. Phil has some advice to offer on the importance of striking the right balance between brave and honest leadership, while protecting and even strengthening relationships.

Where and when

Date: Wednesday 25 September 2019

Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00pm.

Location: Write Limited Level 7 AMI Plaza Building. See map


The cost includes nibbles and drinks.

People who register via the website:

  • Members $11.50 incl GST.
  • Non-members $17.25 incl GST
  • Student members free of charge.

People who pay at the door:

  • Members 15.00 incl GST
  • Non-members $20.00 incl GST
  • Student members free of charge.

Note: Members = members of TechCommNZ and affiliated organisations: NZATD, ASTC, PRINZ

About the speaker

Phil Harding is a retired educator with more than 25 years' experience as a school principal. He is a past president and life member of the New Zealand Principals’ Federation, and a life member of the Canterbury Principals’ Association. Currently he is one of the SchoolDocs directors, and provides the service with content advice.

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