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Rachel McNae PhD
 
 

Rachel McNae is the Director of The Centre for Educational Leadership Research - Te Puna Rangahau o Te Whiringa,  and Associate Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of  Waikato, New Zealand.  She is also a Director of the Good Human Project - an organisation supporting young people to be the best versions of themselves.     


With a background in high school and tertiary education Rachel's research interests have always been to combine academic research with innovative leadership development approaches.  Her work involves  assisting passionate and innovative leaders to develop and enhance their leadership capacity through strength-based approaches.  


Underpinned by actions of social justice and activism Rachel's research involvement has spanned the fields of student voice, youth leadership, women and leadership and leadership curriculum development in schools and communities.   


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
  • National President - New Zealand Educational Administration & Leadership Society 
  • BELMAS British Educational Leadership Management and Administration Society 
  • International Women Leading in Education - Special Interest Group (SIG) of the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA), the American Association of School Administrators (AASA), Cardinal Stritch University, and Duquesne University
  • Expert Partner - Ministry of Education, New Zealand


NEW BOOKS OUT FROM RACHEL!!!



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UPCOMING EVENTS

Rachel will be speaking at the following events...


Complexities of Leadership Formation in Educational Settings

Southland Emerging Leaders Conference

3 July 2018 

Christchurch, New Zealand


Women Leading Education

Research Forum

31 May 2018

Hamilton, New Zealand


Resource Teachers of Learning and Behaviour

Annual Hui

23 May 2018

Hamilton, New Zealand


New Zealand Educational Administration and Leadership Society

Leadership and Collaboration 

20 April 2018

 Auckland, New Zealand


University Council for Educational Administration

(Up)rising as Advocates and (Up)lifting Student Voices

15-19 November 2017

Denver, Colorado


University of Waikato

The Architectures of Ownership and Innovative Learning Environments: 

Implications for Leaders

28 September 2017

Hamilton, New Zealand


British Educational Leadership and Administration Society

Educational leadership for a global society: challenges, dilemmas and ways forward.

7-9 July 2017

Stratford-on-Avon, United Kingdom


6th International Women Leading Education Conference. 

From Margins to Centers

22-26 July 2017

Brazil


The Architecture of Ownership: How do teachers and students develop agentic identities in a brand new, modern learning environment school?

3 March 2017

Faculty of Education

University of Waikato


Professional Leadership Inquiry Approaches

31 January 2017

Auckland



2016 Speaking Programme


Coming to know: Educational leaders developing the insight to flourish through appreciative inquiry 

25 August 2016 5pm

Faculty of Education

University of Waikato


In their wor[l]ds: Engaging voice to enhance student learning in socially just ways

1 September 2016

Christchurch 


In their wor[l]ds: Engaging voice to enhance student learning in socially just ways

5 September 2016

Bay of Plenty


NZEALS Visiting Scholar

7 September  Taranaki


Engaging student voice in leadership development with student leaders 

8 September 2016

Wellington 


NZEALS Visiting Scholar

15 and 16 September 2016

Nelson 


NZEALS Visiting Scholar

In their wor[l]ds: Engaging voice to enhance student learning in socially just ways

17 October 2016

Auckland 


NZEALS Visiting Scholar

25 October 2016

Dunedin


NZEALS Visiting Scholar

26 October 2016

Invercargill


Recent Events

School Leadership for Social Justice

Chestershire, London

08 July 2016


Women Leading in the Commonwealth

Chestershire, London

10 July 2016


International Leadership Institute

7-10 March 2016

University of Waikato

https://education.waikato.ac.nz/conference/ILI/


International School Leaders Development Network 2016

12-15 April 2016


Rachel has been nominated as the 2016

New Zealand Educational Leadership Visiting Scholar.  See the NZEALS.org.nz website for details on where she will be speaking this year and the topics she will address.


INTERNATIONAL WOMEN LEADING EDUCATION CONFERENCE

HAMILTON, NEW ZEALAND

31 AUGUST-3 SEPTEMBER 2015

www.womenleadingeducation.com



INTERNATIONAL AWARD WINNER


2011 Emerald Publishing/European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) Outstanding Doctoral Research Award - Journal of Educational Administration (Leadership and Strategy).



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