The New Zealand Leadership Programme
Applications & FAQs
We are searching for leaders to take responsibility for New Zealand's future…
Each year we bring together up to 36 mid-career senior leaders from the government, corporate, small and medium enterprise, social enterprise and not-for-profit sectors of New Zealand. They represent the cultural, gender and geographic diversity of New Zealand. Over 10 months, we connect this generation of leaders with leaders of the wisdom generation and subject-matter experts for leadership dialogue, debate and learning.
A Life In Leadership
Take personal leadership learning beyond natural boundaries and across sectors
Learn to build dialogue with other leaders from different backgrounds and viewpoints
Be challenged… to really listen and contemplate
Be exposed to new perspectives and different environments, and begin a journey of a life of leadership in your organisation, with your teams and within your community
Hear the frank opinions and concerns of leaders from across New Zealand and learn from their experiences
We seek individuals who:
Are talented leaders with at least 10 years' experience in their sector
Care about New Zealand and its future
Are in a position of strategic influence
Have demonstrated leadership capacity
Have senior executive support from their organisation
Are able to commit (the Programme spans 10 months across NZ and attendance is essential)
Are committed to continuing their leadership growth after the Programme via community involvement and/or volunteering for Leadership NZ's community projects
Are residents of New Zealand
Each cohort is drawn from diverse backgrounds and sectors of the community to reflect a balance of profit/not-for-profit, private/public leaders, and a range of genders, ethnicity and regional represenation, and are selected based on merit via an interview process. Places are limited to a maximum of 36 participants each year. Some scholarships are available to assist community leaders who would not otherwise be able to participate in the Programme.
The New Zealand Leadership Programme starts in February each year. Our overall approach is to accept enquiries and expressions of interest from May each year and we look forward to receiving applications through to early September. Applications received after this are considered where appropriate to assist in building our diversity of participants which is at the core of our Programme.
Information for our 2020 Programme
This will be available in May 2019. In the meantime, the below information will be a useful guide.
Application Form and Frequently Asked Questions
Other useful information to read includes:
2019 Programme Participants (as an example of the diversity of the cohort)
Reflections from Alumni on the way their lives have been influenced by their connection with Leadership NZ. Their success stories are a testament to the value of the Programme
Our recent Yearbooks (in particular Graduand Biographies)
If you have any questions, please contact Judy Whiteman on (09) 309 3749 or via email (with subject line “NZLP 2020”).