ABOUT JOSEPH DRIESSEN

  • Joseph is a leading International Educator specialising in Boys’ Education and is based in New Zealand.
  • Frequent Speaker at National and International Teacher Conferences about Boys’ Education.
  • Conducts Teacher Seminars, School based Professional Development Seminars and Parent Evenings about Boys’ Education in New Zealand, Ireland, Australia, the United Kingdom, the USA, and Germany.
  • Conducts Teacher Professional Development Seminars and In-School training on Student Behaviour Management and Teaching Excellence.
  • Conducts Professional Development Seminars and In-Centre training on Early Childhood Development and Leadership & Management Excellence for Early Childhood Education centres.
  • Has a proven record of accomplished and innovative Senior Management.
  • Has a proven record of successful school based Action Research into Boys’ Education.
  • Completed his Masters of Educational Administration with a major research project into boys’ educational achievement.
  • Joseph is regarded as an excellent public speaker who is Past President of his Toastmasters Club.

 

Sample of Speaking Engagements

    • Riding for the Disabled, New Zealand
    • REAP (Rural Education Activities Programme), New Zealand
    • English Teachers' Association, New Zealand
    • Junior Certificate School Program, Dublin Ireland
    • New Zealand Symposium for Gifted and Talented for Cognition, New Zealand
    • Northland Secondary Schools Principals Association, New Zealand
    • National Curriculum Development Unit, Ireland
    • Gifted and Talented Symposium, New Zealand
    • International Boys' Schools Coalition, Australia
    • Institute Of Policy Studies, New Zealand
    • Waikato Principals Association, New Zealand
    • Royal Society,Christchurch, New Zealand
    • Munich University, Munich, Germany
    • Teacher Graduates, Bendigo, Australia
    • NASSPD Conference, Chicago, USA
    • West Education Centre, Dublin,Ireland
    • Sunbury Cluster, Melbourne, Australia
    • Principals Conference, Northland, New Zealand
    • Teacher Conference, Cork , Ireland

 

Joseph's CV

  • Former Assistant Principal of Wanganui High School, a large and successful co-educational secondary school in Wanganui, New Zealand.
  • Former Deputy Principal of the private girls' school, Sacred Heart College, Wanganui.
  • Recipient of the 1998 Davies Trust Educational Research Grant, for Research into Boys’ Education.
  • Awarded a Research Grant by the New Zealand Ministry of Education to conduct a major research project concerning the improvement of Boys’ Educational outcomes.
  • Implemented the Wanganui High School Learning Project, an exploratory research project focusing on Boys’ Educational achievement, consisting of sixteen different trials and involving twenty-five staff.

 

Further Speaking Engagement Samples

  • Keynote Speaker at St Kentigern College   NZ 2013
  • Teacher Professional Development Day at Taikura Rudolf Steiner School  NZ 2013
  • Parent Evening at Palmerston North Montessori PreSchool  NZ 2013
  • Keynote Speaker New Zealand English Teachers' Association  NZ 2013
  • Teacher Professional Development Day at Cambridge High School
  • Tutor's Course Presenter for Whakatane REAP (Rural Education Activities Programme) NZ 2013
  • Fathers' Evening for Whakatane REAP  NZ 2013
  • Professional Trainer for NZ Riding for the Disabled National One Day Training Event  NZ 2013
  • Leadership Programme Presented for Karamu College  NZ 2013
  • Author of parenting articles for the Family Times newspaper  NZ 2013
  • Regularly interviewed by Radio New Zealand National Programme on parenting issues   NZ 2013
  • Teacher Professional Development day at Longburn Adventist College   NZ 2012
  • Teacher Professional Development day at Rainbows Preschool  NZ 2012
  • Teacher Professional Development day at Paeroa Kindergarten  NZ 2012
  • Leadership Development Day for William Colenso College Cluster, Hawkes Bay NZ 2012
  • Parent Evening at Kenakena School,  NZ 2012
  • Teacher Professional Development day at Trinity College,  Perth  Australia 2012
  • Teacher Professional Development day at Aquinas College,  Perth Australia 2012
  • Boys' Education Workshop  & Parent Evening presenter in Cork, Dublin, Drumcondra - Ireland 2012
  • Featured on TVNZ 'Good Morning' and various radio interviews for National Radio, NZ 2012
  • Keynote speaker at Institute for Governance and Policy Studies Workshop NZ 2011
  • Keynote speaker at the New Zealand Symposium for Gifted and Talented (for Cognition New Zealand)                                                                                                                           NZ 2011
  • Presentation of Literacy Programme for Junior Certificate School Program, Dublin Ireland 2011
  • Teacher Professional Development & Parent Evenings for Cork Education Centre,  Ireland 2011
  • Teacher Professional Development for Belgrove Boys' Schools, Ireland 2011
  • Teacher Professional Development for Drumcondra Education Centre Network,  Ireland 2011
  • Teacher Professional Development for Hamilton North School (Special Needs School)  NZ 2010
  • Teacher Professional Development for Sacred Heart College,  Tasmania Australia 2010
  • Teacher Professional Development for Holy Spirit College, NSW Australia 2010
  • Keynote speaker for Northland Secondary Schools Principals Association, NZ 2010
  • Keynote speaker for Education Seminar, Vancouver Canada 2010
  • Boys' Education Workshop presenter in Glasgow, Cork, Dublin and Belfast, Ireland 2010
  • Teacher Professional Development for Castleknock College, Ireland 2010
  • Teacher Professional Development for Slemish College, Ireland 2010
  • Teacher Professional Development for Kingspark School, Scotland 2010
  • Parent Evening Presenter for Ballyclare Leisure Centre, Northern Ireland 2010
  • Speaker at the annual conference of International Coalition of Boys' Schools Hastings NZ 2009
  • Boys' Education Workshop presenter in Manchester, Belfast and Glasgow UK 2008 & 2009
  • Keynote Speaker Royal Society of New Zealand Education Conference Wellington NZ 2008
  • Keynote Speaker at Teacher College Graduates Conference Bendigo Australia 2008
  • Teacher Professional Development Day for Durham School Cluster Durham UK 2008  
  • Teacher Professional Development Day at Hutt International School for Boys NZ 2008  
  • Guest Lecturer at the Ludwig-Maximilians University of  Munich Germany 2008
  • Keynote Speaker at the conference of International Coalition of Boys' Schools Melbourne Au 2007
  • Workshop Presenter at the National Association for Single Sex Education Chicago USA 2007
  • Featured on TVNZ 'Good Morning', 'Breakfast Show' and 'Assignment', as well as Canterbury and Otago Regional Television
  • Workshop Presenter at the Knox Education Cluster, Dandenong Cluster, Rochester Cluster, Waranga Cluster, Bendigo Cluster, Sunbury ClusterVictoria Australia 2004-2008
  • Seminar Presenter '7 Ways to Improve Boys' Education in Your School' and 'Parenting Boys for Success at School' in New Zealand, Australia, Ireland, United Kingdom2004-2011
  • Workshop Presenter in Dublin, Mayo, Donegal, Cork and Navan Education Centres Ireland 2004-2011
  • Keynote Speaker and Workshop Presenter at the Northland Principals' Conference, Manawatu Principals' Conference and Hawkes Bay Principal's Conference   New Zealand 2004-2008
  • Workshop Presenter to the Rangiora Senior Management Group New Zealand 2006
  • Workshop Presenter to Ministry of Education 'Parents as First Teachers' New Zealand 2006
  • Keynote Speaker at the National Boys' Education Conference, Massey University New Zealand 2006
  • Conference Speaker at the Australian Boys' Education Conference Melbourne AU 2005
  • Guest Speaker at the UNITEC College of Education            Auckland NZ 2005
  • Contracted by Massey University, to conduct Teacher Professional Development on Boys’ Education.
  • Delivered a series of Seminars “Fathers Supporting Their Children At School”.
  • Key note Speaker and Workshop Presenter at the NZEI Association of Assistant and Deputy Principals’ Boys’ Education Conference, Taupo, on Boys’ Education.
  • Key note Speaker at the Te Kuiti Rural Women Institute, on Boys’ Education.
  • Workshop Presenter at the National Association of Secondary Deputy and Assistant Principals’ Conference in Christchurch.
  • Speaker at the New Zealand Royal Society Symposium for Middle Managers, Wellington, on Boys’ Education.
  • Plenary address to the New Zealand Educational Institute Taranaki Conference of Assistant and Deputy Principals, on Boys’ Education.
  • Invited by the University of Waikato to deliver the Teacher Seminar on Boys’ education.
  • Workshop Presenter at the National Boys’ Education Conference, Massey University.
  • Presenter at the Christchurch City Council Parenting Week.
  • Workshop Presenter at the NZEI Association of Assistant and Deputy Principals’ Boys’ Education Conference, Palmerston North, on Boys’ Education.
  • Workshop Presenter at the Wellington Men's Conference, 2005
  • Workshop Presenter at the National Association of Assistant and Deputy Principals , Rotorua, 2005
  • Keynote Speaker, Hawke's Bay Principal's Association, Waipawa Town Hall, 2005
  • Keynote Speaker, Manawatu Principal's Association , Palmerston North, 2005
  • Organised the Wanganui Regional Conference “Educating Boys“ which was attended by over 120 Education Professionals. Guest Speakers included Rollo Brown (Australia), Rex McCann and Warwick Pudney (NZ)
  • Delivered Professional Development workshops in 2000, to the Wanganui Education Review Office on issues related to Boys’ Education.

 

 
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