Training that makes a difference

Strengthen your leadership and develop your team by attending a LEAD training event.

Our training events are filled with tools, tips, approaches and frameworks - 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 distill it for your benefit.

The LEAD trainers have a collective experience of over a century of working and leading in not for profit organisations, so we draw on this to help shape what we share with you.

Whether you’re after a quick ‘top up’ with a Training ‘Bite’, a full day participatory workshop, a programme which develops your leadership capability over time, or a Masterclass to put the edge on your practice, we have a training event which will be transformative - giving you the ongoing  skills, knowledge and confidence to lead and create change.


Hilary left such a positive mark on us all... and there was not one person who felt threatened, chastised or inadequate (which can so easily happen with such a topic) following her workshop - that counts for a lot!
— School Principal and "Te Tiriti - Partnering with Maori" workshop participant

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 at Wellington 2018 Development Programme "Managing & Leading Community Organisations"

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

Contact us to discuss your organisation's training needs.


Ruth gave us a really simple marketing model that I feel I can implement. I loved the way she kept the group on task, bringing us back to the topic, but still allowed enough time for discussion.
— Participant at Auckland Training Bite "Kickstart your Marketing"

training topics available to you ...

Governance for Not for Profit Organisations | Collaboration for Community Organisations | Coaching & Managing Staff and Volunteers – people, process and practice | Partnering with Maori – How to practically apply Te Tiriti in your leadership and work | 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 | Self-leadership & developing your personalised leadership philosophy | Creating a personalised development plan | Leading each other | Leading in an organisation and getting the most out of your team, including having coaching conversations | Leading in a community | Leading your team to work collaboratively | Developing strategy | Fundraising | Effective marketing | Leading culture | Influencing stakeholders.

The marketing workshop gave me a great framework to be able to go away and implement my ideas.
— Participant at Auckland Training Bite "Kickstart your Marketing"