Te Whai Toi Tangata | Institute of Professional Learning

Professional Learning that makes a difference

Connecting innovation and excellence through professional learning Te Waharoa ki te ao mārama.

Te Whai Toi Tangata Institute of Professional Learning at the University of Waikato, builds on a long history of providing high quality professional learning opportunities across and beyond the education sector in New Zealand. We work with Communities of Learning Kāhui Ako, schools, kura and the corporate sector.

Our facilitators cover a wide range of areas of expertise enabling us to weave together a cohesive, tailored plan for your educators and learners.

We offer a comprehensive schedule of professional learning workshops throughout the country.

Together we will make a difference!


A diverse range of professional learning opportunities are available for educators who are interested in enhancing their own education and practice. From in-school assistance through to the opportunity to undertake further professional qualifications we offer wide-ranging opportunities for further career enhancement.

Working With You

Our staff are committed to working collaboratively with leaders and teachers to co-construct the professional learning and development programmes, based on a comprehensive assessment of their strengths and needs. We offer a wide range of professional learning opportunities tailored to the specific needs of educators and individual learning settings.

Kāhui Ako

We can work with kāhui ako to design a programme of professional development services that will support specific achievement challenges and priorities. With our collective strength and capacity, we are able to bring together the expertise and experience of facilitators and academics to tailor the right package of support at the right time.

Centrally Funded PLD

Our facilitators are able to guide you through the process of applying for centrally funded PLD and completing delivery plans that will meet the specific needs of your school, kura or Kāhui Ako. If you or your school find completing the proposals stressful, or you think they could be more effective, we are here to help.