Leading Leaders

With the current changing, challenging, and complex environment that we’re all operating under, supporting our leaders is more important than ever.

Leading Leaders is a four-month in-person and digital hybrid development programme that will take place from February-June 2022. Participants will have the opportunity to attend two in-person two-day residentials in Wellington at the start and end of the course, and access the rest of the content and development through eight online mini-workshops (leadership bites) held in between.

This is the third year that Nuku Ora has run this programme, with participants coming from RSTs, RSOs, funders, councils, national sector organisations, government departments, and various community and recreation organisations. 

"The Leading Leaders Programme has given me a deeper understanding of my leadership behaviours and how these impact on myself and others.  This strategic self-awareness has enabled me to grow my strengths and also deliberately change some habits to increase the impact and value of my leadership.”

- 2019 Leading Leaders participant

Limited to 15 places, registrations will open on 1 December. Thanks to funding support from NZCT, the cost of this four-month programme will be subsidised for each participant.  

With two assessment tools conducted prior to the course (personality assessment and the Sport NZ 360), attendees will get clear insights into how they appear to others day-to-day, how they behave under pressure, what their key values and drivers are, and how others see them. 

As well as developing this strategic self-awareness, one of the key benefits of the programme is the establishment of a supportive cohort with people who understand the unique complexities of sport, recreation, and community-focused work.  

"Through the leadership programme I have realised that my lack of internal confidence is driving my perfectionism. I have learnt I have some great qualities as a leader but my lack of self confidence is not only holding me back but also those working with and for me, and the company I am leading. I feel like I am just understanding who I am and I am really enjoying helping to empower others by delegating and trusting them and the process." 

- 2020 Leading Leaders participant

The Leading Leaders Development Programme is part of the Leadership Development System that helps bring the Leadership Framework for Sport and Recreation in Aotearoa New Zealand to life. Presented by Gretchen Young, of Gretchen Young Consulting, and Phil Gibbons, CEO of Nuku Ora, the programme is suitable for CEOs, General Managers, Managers and, anyone aspiring to step up to this level.

More details will be posted soon. With limited spaces, we encourage you to get in touch now with any questions or to register your early interest. Until registrations open, please direct any questions to Kirstenk@nukuora.org.nz