The Professional Learning Association New Zealand Te Māngai Whakangungu Kaiako o Aotearoa Incorporated (PLANZ) promotes excellence in professional learning and development (PLD) in schools and kura.


Our purpose is to:

  • Develop and maintain a professional identity for education consultancies and professional learning and development facilitators.
  • Establish quality standards to encourage consistent professional practice.
  • Ensure a high level of professional practice.
  • Promote professional excellence within member organisations.


A new national executive has been elected by members.  The new executive team can be seen here.


The Professional Leaning Aotearoa (PLANZ) National Executive have met regally with the Ministry of Education (MOE) and the Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand.  

PLANZ have representatives on a number of MOE Advisory Groups where the expertise in Professional Learning and Development can contribute to different educational thinking and direction.

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Membership of the Association is open to professional learning and development providers (from sole trader providers to organisations with multiple consultants or facilitators) in Aotearoa New Zealand.