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Development Programme (Christchurch): Managing & Leading Community Organisations

  • Avebury House 14 Evelyn Couzins Ave, Richmond Christchurch New Zealand (map)

Leading in a community organisation can be complex! This training programme develops your skills, knowledge and confidence to manage the people, money, projects, and stakeholders, whilst still driving results. So, no more second-guessing yourself…

During three days of highly interactive learning, topics are explored in the context of your community and organisation. You will have plenty of opportunity to also identify the areas of interest and development that particularly apply to you, influencing the shape and content of the programme.  By the end you will have two plans – one for your own leadership development, and one for building the capacity of your organisation.


Matt Dagger from Kaibosh in Wellington talks about the value of having his team attend this Training Programme

“An immediate outcome for me has been that my interaction with staff is more purposeful and focused on them and their needs...making more of an effort to understand where they are coming from, which has produced positive results.  I am more conscious of the need to prioritise my work to ensure I have more time to support and develop our team members... which is quite a challenge but necessary to be an effective leader.  I would love my work hours to be totally dedicated to staff support and development.”
-Participant from the Wellington learning cohort 2018


The Trainers

Drawing on knowledge and skills from decades’ of experience, Sandy Thompson and Hilary Star Foged are leaders, leadership mentors and change facilitators in the not for profit and community sectors. The topics they’ve included in this training workshop bring together the best of contemporary, evidence-based knowledge, with tools and tactics from business and leadership studies – all the while keeping it values-driven, people-powered, and practically relevant to the community sector.

Topics include

●       Creating and understanding the bigger picture

●       Being a mindful leader, and how our management and leadership impacts on others

●       Building a strong team

●       Leading sustainable organisations

●       Working creatively in the face of ongoing change and complexity

●       How to create real change for our communities

●       Working with a deep commitment to Te Tiriti partnerships

Value Add your Learning

LEAD is committed to giving you the skills, knowledge and confidence to lead and create change. We invite you to embed what you learn over the three days by continuing with a further 6 months of ongoing coaching and mentoring with the LEAD team to support you to implement the two plans you create during the training workshop, making your learning even more pertinent to your context.


3 Day Workshop: $750 + gst/person

3 Day Training Workshop PLUS 6 months of Coaching/Mentoring: $1750 + gst/person

More info

Hilary Star Foged

Register online now for this training programme