Leadership programmes

Ledership programmes

In our work conducting leadership development, we notice a number of things. Firstly, leaders love to learn and we love to work with them on their leadership journey as they do this learning.

We also notice that leaders we work with respond well when we challenge them to reach for things that they haven't yet achieved. This might be to articulate a fresh vision with their team, to renew relationships that are failing, or to set higher expectations of those who fall short of the organisation's values and standards.

There are also critical points in each leader's journey where support is vital. Our leadership training helps leaders at these difficult times as they navigate particular challenges. We provide coaching, encouragement and insights which assists them to move ahead.

Foundations Of Leadership Programme

This programme offers fundamental learning about what it is to be a leader. We recommend this to front line leaders or people taking up a leadership role for the first time. This leadership training programme is designed for people who have had little or no formal learning in leadership skills.

Designed for:

  • Managers and team leaders new to their role
  • Anyone keen to learn essential leadership skills 


  • Defining  leadership and  transitioning into the role
  • Communicating clearly and assertively as a leader
  • Providing feedback and coaching to your followers
  • Recognising different leadership styles and when each is appropriate
  • Delegating for results
  • Team building and managing team dynamics
  • Leading  in difficult situations

  • 2-day interactive workshop
  • 2 on-site leadership coaching sessions
  • Structured peer support

Participant Feedback:

“This training was delivered logically with application to my work
place and has remained with me. The little things were done very well, particularly the structure of the workshop days to keep us alert and not just absorbing the information, practising and embedding it too. I can see clear improvement from myself gaining mutual success in the last 8 weeks alone. I will continually draw on my learning from this programme in my career.”

Aaron Belsham, Team Leader, Genesis Energy 

The Influential Leader - leadership development programme

This is a multi-faceted leadership development programme that extends over 4 months. It is tailored to produce leaders who have acquired a deep knowledge of what it means to lead over the long haul.

Designed for:

  • Managers
  • Team Leaders
  • Anyone wanting to engage in a comprehensive leadership training programme – a deep dive into leadership.

  • Leadership and management – principles of power and influence
  • Building emotional intelligence
  • The impact of personality on leadership – using the Myers-Briggs assessment
  • Managing performance
  • Developing others through feedback and coaching
  • Communicating effectively
  • Managing conflict
  • Leading through change
  • Building the team

  • 4 x 2-day workshops spaced over 4 months
  • 3 on-site coaching sessions
  • 360-degree feedback using the Leadership Practices Inventory
  • Practical work-based assignment

Client Feedback:

By the end of the 4 months your new set of leadership tools is very much a part of your day to day work.”

Alaine Parry, Customer Services Manager, World Vision New Zealand

We have enjoyed a long-lasting relationship with Nexus and have put dozens of staff through the Influential Leader course. It provides a superb set of skills and techniques that have raised the performance of our individuals and our organisation.”

Craig Stevenson, past Chief Executive, South Taranaki District Council

The Leadership Challenge - leadership development programme

Known for inspiring and encouraging leaders to reach for greater heights of accomplishment and depth of understanding, this leadership development programme can bring about significant change when applied by your high potential leaders.

Designed for:

  • Experienced leaders
  • Anyone keen to refresh their leadership practice


The programme is based on the 5 Practices of Exemplary Leadership by Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner:

  • Model The Way
  • Inspire A Shared Vision
  • Challenge The Process
  • Enable Others To Act
  • Encourage The Heart

  • Based on the best-selling book The Leadership Challenge by Kouzes and Posner
  • A 2-day interactive workshop
  • 360-degree feedback using the Leadership Practices Inventory
  • Peer support relationship

Participant Feedback:
I found the programme gave incredible insight into how to encourage and empower people to be their best, and to enjoy the challenges that their work throws them. I make a point of employing the core ideas of the programme as frequently as I can, and have no doubt that this makes me a more effective leader.”   
Hamish Laing, Branch Manager, Darbi Accessories