Leadership Academy

Leadership Academy

Our Leadership Academy develops future Otago business leaders to be better equipped for leadership within their organisation, workplace or business.

This inspirational programme is the catalyst that ignites relationship building with like-minded professional peers, fosters inspiration to take your leadership career to the next level and provides outstanding opportunities to learn from prominent Otago leaders.

The Leadership Academy is for people looking at developing their existing leadership experience and who have the potential for holding senior positions and governance roles. The programme assists the participant to be equipped for leadership within their own organisation/business and the community.

The participant, at the completion of the experiential and reflective learning sessions, will have a good understanding of what is required to be a significant leader in their own organisation and in the wider business community.

Each sessions is led and presented by a senior executive from a significant Otago-based business or organisation. Academy participants will benefit from the opportunity to interact with the presenter and build an ongoing connection with them, and active engagement in dialogue is expected. Groups are limited to a maximum of 12 participants.

2022 Waitaki Leadership Academy

Dates: March 22 to April 11, 2022

Time: 1.00pm to 4.30pm

Location: 120 Thames Street, Oamaru

Mike CollinsBusiness SouthPeople Culture
Alex ParmleyWaitaki District CouncilLeading Change
Nicolas ErdodyOpen Parallel LtdVisionary Leadership
Helen AlgarWaitaki District CouncilLeadership Can Be Accidental
Dominque DowdingThe Grand CasinoLeadership Cycle
Richard RobertsDunedin AirportValues-Based Leadership
Darryl PatersonWaitaki Boys’ High SchoolChange Management
Jo HayFarmer/Lip Gloss & GumbootsLeading in the Voluntary Space

2022 Central Otago Leadership Academy

Dates: 20 May to 10 June, 2022

Time: 9.00am to 12.30pm

Locations: The Gate Hotel Conference Centre (6 Barry Road, Cromwell)/Manuherekia Conference Centre (Russell Street, Alexandra)

Mike CollinsBusiness SouthPeople Culture
Sian SuttonAurora EnergyImportance of Mentors
Frank GibbonsAir New ZealandCompany Profile – the Customers’ perspective
Tim BrownDeltaGovernance Leadership Engagement
John CushenBusiness Advisor/ConsultantTeam Culture
Josie SpillanceMotorsport & Tourism & Entertainment FacilitiesLeadership – Delivering on Your Word
Megan GibbonsOtago PolytechnicLeadership and Personal Development
Sanchia JacobsCentral Otago District CouncilJuggling Hot Coals – Leading Through Major Sector Reform at a Time of Pandemic
Central Otago Newcomer Leadership Scholarship

We’re excited to have partnered with Welcoming Communities to offer the Central Otago Newcomer Leadership Scholarship. This scholarship aims to support the leadership development of newcomers within Central Otago’s business community and not-for-profit sectors, by enabling the successful applicant to attend our Central Otago Leadership Academy. More information about the scholarship can be found here.

2022 Dunedin Leadership Academy

Dates: 11 February to 1 April, 2022

Time: 9.00am to 11.00am

Location: Board Room, Business South, Level 3, 442 Moray Place, Dunedin

Mike CollinsBusiness SouthPeople Culture
Dominique DowdingThe Grand CasinoLeadership Cycle
Megan GibbonsOtago PolytechnicLeadership and Personal Development
Hon Michael WoodhouseNational List MPResilience in Leadership
Neil Finn-HouseMitre 10Creating a High Performance Culture
Rasha Abu Safich AlfarUniversity of OtagoDigital Transformation for Executive Leadership
Richard RobertsDunedin AirportValues-Based Leadership
Sian SuttonAurora EnergyImportance of a Mentor

Registrations for the Dunedin Leadership Academy have now closed.

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