John and Lyn have undertaken consultancies for Inova since 2006.

They both have backgrounds in teacher education, learning design and educational development.

They have significant expertise in Assessment.

                                               John Delany


M.Ed., B.A., Dip.Ed.Man.; Dip.Teaching (Primary)



Current Role

Consultant, Inova



  • Educational design and development for learning centred blended/flexible learning approaches

  • Assessment design and moderation

  • Tertiary teacher capability development- particularly in core skills for student centred learning, responsive learning design and assessment

  • Online teacher professional development approaches

  • Teacher observation and evaluation

  • E-learning design and facilitation

  • Design and implementation of teacher education programmes (formal and informal) – ECE, Primary and Tertiary


Experience: employment and consultancies

  • Educational developer

  • Design and development of qualifications, programmes of study (to accreditation); courses and resources

  • Professional development to support managers and teachers to design and develop effective programmes of study and courses using blended/flexible learning approaches

  • Facilitation of blended tertiary teaching qualifications

  • Development of networked online communities of practice for teachers

  • Professional development programmes in core teaching skills, assessment and blended delivery for tertiary teachers

  • Manager, development and delivery of a flexibly delivered teaching qual. 

  • Evaluated e-learning capability of ITP’s using the eLearning Maturity Model tool (TEC project team member)

  • Established a centre for education development: implementing teacher training and training local leaders (Saudi Arabia)

  • National monitor for teaching qualifications


National leadership

  • Facilitator and consultant for Ako Aoteoroa

  • FLANZ – executive member


                                               Lyn Williams



M.Ed., Post Grad.Dip.Ed.,Grad.Dip in Business Transformation and Change., Grad Dip Teaching (Primary)., BSc.


Current Role

People & Culture Capability Manager
Ara Institute of Canterbury



  • Workforce capability 

  • Tertiary teacher/ academic development

  • Capability frameworks and standards for tertiary teaching

  • Quality of teaching improvement approaches

  • Teacher observation and evaluation

  • Organisational/training needs assessment and sustainable professional development programmes

  • Educational design and development

  • Managing change

  • Assessment design and moderation

  • Project management & evaluation

  • Coaching

Experience: employment and consultancies

  • Capability leadership, strategy, frameworks and programmes 

  • Academic capability expertise

  • Manager, tertiary teaching qualifications

  • Quality of teaching projects: design, implement, evaluate and monitor improvement of the quality of teaching

  • Educational leadership

  • Managed a consortium of providers working collaboratively to deliver qualifications

  • Lead developer of teaching qualifications (primary and tertiary)

  • Learning & Development Manager for a large healthcare NGO 

  • Educational and e-learning development

National Leadership

  • Chair, Governance Group, Teacher Education Qualifications (L1-6), Mandatory Review of Qualifications

  • Southern Hub Advisory Group, Ako Aoteoroa 

  • Flexible Learning Leader (FLLiNZ) Scholarship

  • Monitor for teaching qualifications – national and international experience