Training that makes a difference

LEAD training workshops are filled with tools, tips, approaches and frameworks to make you and your organisation more effective.  But they're not simplistic.

Training content is informed by research and evaluation, and underpinned by principles of community-led development.  We take the best of what’s happening in the global, Pacific and New Zealand third sectors, and distil it for your benefit. We also draw on our extensive experience of working and leading in not for profit organisations, as well as learning from our own development as The LEAD Centre.  

Participating in a workshop gives you the opportunity to join a learning community of not for profit organisation leaders and managers like yourself.  More importantly, it'll be transformative - giving you the ongoing  skills, knowledge and confidence to lead and create change.



During 2018 our training workshops are run in cities around the country.

We can also deliver them as bespoke training to your organisation specifically -
drawing in the values, culture and complexities that are unique to you, your team and your community. 

Contact Aly McNicol to discuss your training needs.

Sandy was an engaging presenter; she had a down to earth manner yet spoke with authority.
— Serena Lewis (Deputy Chair) & Danielle Sanders (Committee member), TRCC

training could be the next leadership step if you're.... 

  • A Manager, Board member, paid staff or volunteer of not for profit organisations

  • A Local or central government official

  • An Iwi, business or community leader

  • A Social Service and Health based organisation

  • Interested in working within or with the not for profit sector

  • A Capacity building organisation

WORKSHOPS, training & SHORT COURSEs from lead...

  • Governance for Not for Profit Organisations

  • Collaboration for Community Organisations

  • Coaching & Managing Staff and Volunteers – people, process and practice

  • Community Funding – developing a strategic fundraising plan

  • Being more influential (includes writing better media releases and policy submissions).

  • Conflict Resolution

  • Facilitation Skills - making the most of  meetings

  • Introduction to Measuring Outcomes

  • Leading Teams

  • Talk more powerfully - developing your organisation's brand

  • Leading through Change

  • Women & Leadership

  • Managing Difficult Personalities and dealing with toxic behaviours at work

  • Social Enterprise - a Starter

  • Understanding your Organisation’s Finances

  • Stepping Up to Leadership - leading in a values driven environment

  • Train the Trainers

  • Supervision Skills for Health & Social Service Professionals (level 5, credits 4)

  • The Power of Peer Supervision – tools for supervision and mentoring groups