Catapult Leadership Programme

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This three-day residential leadership programme is proven, profound and practical. Over 1,200 graduates from over 300 different organisations have completed Catapult Leadership.

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increased self-confidence
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more inspired about leadership
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practical & immediately applied
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providing value for money

Is Catapult Leadership right for you?

Hear from a variety of participants who chose Catapult Leadership for their leadership training and development and growth of their organisation’s leadership capability.

As someone who has done a number of leadership programmes, Vicki McKnight, Quality Manager of Aotea Pathology, describes why she rates Catapult Leadership, the materials, and the value of the follow-up coaching.

Tania Hopmans, GM of Maungaharuru-Tangitu Trust, describes how Catapult Leadership made an immediate impact to the performance of her team and organisation.

Angus Evison, a Senior Manager at Creative New Zealand, describes why he became an advocate for the programme and why Creative New Zealand has chosen to send many others on the programme.

Terry Stack, General Manager of NZ Oil, attended one of the very first programmes and why, ten years later, his company continues to choose Catapult Leadership.

Ged Taylor, Managing Director of SME company Bravo, talks about how Catapult Leadership has made a lasting difference to his business and how he leads his staff.

Kolya Eccleston, HR Manager for OMV explains why OMV regularly sends people on Catapult Leadership.

Programme overview

Catapult Leadership begins on Tuesday evening. This allows participants to get to the venue the night before and to meet other participants over dinner and drinks. The introductory session to the programme is completed on Tuesday night so the programme can have an accelerated start on Wednesday morning.

Wednesday’s focus is on leading self: developing leadership self awareness and honing social and emotional intelligence. Day two focuses on what leaders need to have in place to lead strategically. Day three focuses on equipping participants with skills for bringing out the best in others.

Tuesday evening session (18:00–21.00)

This introductory session gets the programme underway and allows you to meet other participants over dinner and drinks.

Day 1: Leading self

What is leadership?

We explore how leadership differs from management, dispel many myths around leadership, and look at what attributes people do look for in leaders.

Leadership backbone

There is no one best type of leader. What’s important is leading in a way that is real and authentic for you. This requires self awareness, self belief and clarity about what you believe in and stand for. In this session you will clarify your personal values and create an inspiring leadership vision for yourself. We reveal the hidden nature of self imposed limitations on leadership potential.

Leadership styles

Leaders are flexible and adaptable, able to employ different leadership styles for different situations. Using the DISC behavioural styles framework, we will explore the impact of different leadership styles. You will receive your own comprehensive DISC report which will reveal your primary leadership style including strengths and areas to work on.

Day 2: Strategic leadership

Creating shared purpose and values

Clarity of purpose and values are important touchstones for making decisions. Effective leaders have a deep understanding of their organisation’s purpose and role model values. We show you how to develop purpose and values and leave you equipped to undertake this work with your team or organisation.

Creating vision and goals

Leaders are forward looking – scanning the horizon, setting direction and guiding the thinking about how to reach a new future. We explore how to create a vision and bold goals.

Influencing

Being an effective influencer is a vital leadership skill. You will learn about the psychology of influence and apply influencing strategies and tactics to a real-world challenge.

Creating a high-performing team

Leaders build high-performance teams. In this session you will discover the key elements that make a high- performing team and, using a diagnostic tool, you will assess how your team is currently performing against each element. You will gain practical tools and strategies for enhancing your team’s performance.

Day 3: Leading others

Coaching: growing people

Leaders bring out the best in those around them. Being able to coach people to higher levels of performance is key. We reveal the key skills to successful coaching and provide you with a powerful coaching model. You will practise putting the skills into action.

Delegating

Delegation clears space for you to lead. Done well, delegation grows and motivates others. You will learn and apply a seven step framework for delegating.

Motivating

Leaders need to be able to motivate people to channel their energy and efforts where they are most needed. In this session we explore the nature of motivation and five key strategies for motivating others.

Leadership development plan

In this session you will create a plan for applying learning back at work and for your ongoing leadership development.

Follow-up

To embed learning after the programme we provide the following:

Coaching

Included in the standard price of the programme is a follow-up one hour coaching session with a Catapult coach. You can use this session to review any part of the programme or to discuss any other work or leadership related issue.

Catapult Refresh

You will receive a series of Catapult Refresh emails in the three months following the programme. Each email refreshes a core part of the programme content.

Take your leadership further

We have two great options to extend Catapult Leadership.

Next programme date:

11 –14 September 2018

The standard price for the programme is $5,400 excluding GST. The cost covers tuition, accommodation, all meals and transport to and from Wellington CBD. For organisations sending three or more people on any one programme, the cost reduces to $4,900 per person.

Situated just outside Martinborough, Brackenridge Lodge combines excellent conference facilities and accommodation with great food and quality service.

Remaining 2018 dates: 11–14 September and 20–23 November

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“It was outstanding. A veritable smorgasbord of inspiration that will make you a better leader.”

Nigel Robson Contact Energy

“A great opportunity to really get to know leadership. Grab this chance to gain insight and skills to be the best leader you can be.”

Paul Horsfall Operations Manager, French Maid Foods

“The leaders were excellent. Relevant material and something for everyone in a leadership role.”

Wendy Bussen Director, IT Services, Auckland University of Technology

“Extremely valuable.”

Kel Sanderson Managing Director, Business Economic Research Limited (BERL)

“Go do this. You will grow and learn and be an even more valuable member of the team.”

Russell Pierce General Manager, Sales and Marketing, Moana Pacific Fisheries

“The course has reignited my enthusiasm and armed me with practical/theoretical tools. Go for it, you won’t look back.”

Gavin Cavanagh Manager, Global Hydraulics Ltd

“Do it! People were great and the material is invaluable!”

Stephen Bayley Finance Controller, Loyalty NZ

“Had a blast! Value for money. Will always refer to and use the tool kit.”

Natasha Tinkler Operations Manager, University of Auckland

“You’ll be a better leader and have your eyes opened. We need more of this!”

Mathew Ellen Process Manager, Ravensdown Fertiliser

“Good fun, informative, professional and the people were great. Wasn’t bored once!”

Billy McQueen Creative Director, FCB Advertising

“ This is the best leadership course you will ever attend bar none.”

Murray Keast New Plymouth District Council

“It's a fabulous course to go on if you really want to find and unleash your potential.”

Julia Porter Manager Monitoring and Reporting, Ministry for the Environment

“A great three days full of invaluable information and tools for anyone wanting insight into themselves and their ability to further their leadership skills. Wish I had done it when I first planned to.”

Dave Evans Amcor Food Cans

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Participating organisations

Below is a sample of the over 300 organisations that have chosen Catapult Leadership.

Manufacturing

Amcor

Ameron NZ Ltd

Cadbury

Colgate Palmolive

Dexion Commercial

Heinz Wattie

Moana Pacific Seafoods

Pacific Helmets

Tritec Manufacturing

TRS Tyres

Windsor Engineering

Global Hydraulics

IGT

Primary

Allied Farmers

Ravensdown Fertilizer

Concept Rural Solutions

Farmlands Trading Society Limited

GroeNZ

Juken Nissho Ltd

Lake Taupo Forest Trust

Land Information NZ

Northpine Ltd

South Taranaki Animal Health Services

Woolyarns NZ

Zespri

Public Sector

Audit NZ

CAA

Creative NZ

Corrections

Department of Labour

ECCA

Ministry of Economic Development

Ministry for the Environment

Ministry of Justice

Ministry of Social Development

Ministry of Transport

Pharmac

Health & Disability

Disability Resource Centre

Gillies Hospital

Health Care NZ

Hospice New Zealand

Nelson Marlborough DHB

NZ Care Group

Pacific Radiology

Starship Hospital

St John Ambulance

Te Oranganui Iwi Health Authoritry

Te Runanga O Whaingaroa

Wellington Free Ambulance

Retail & Service

Blue Wing Honda

Chubb Systems and Services

Coffee Supreme

Duty Free Services

Eco Maintenance

Firstlight Film Processing

Foodstuffs New Zealand

New World

NZ Driver Licensing Services

Toops

Professional Services

Baldwins

Business Economic Research Limited (BERL)

Loyalty NZ

Positively Wellington Business

Redvespa

TalentPoint

Ticketmaster

VSA

Draft FCB

Energy

Contact Energy

Electra

King Country Energy

Meridian Energy

Liquigas

M-co

Nova Gas

NZ Oil Service Ltd

OMV

PowerCo

Unison Network

Education

Auckland University

Auckland University of Technology

Canterbury Polytechnic Institute of Technology

University of Canterbury

Massey University

Open Polytechnic of New Zealand

Otago Polytechnic

Outward Bound

Te Wanaga O Aotearoa

Wanganui UCOL

Technology / Telcos

Datacraft

Digiweb New Zealand Limited

Dimension Data

Fujitsu

IBM

Infinity Solutions

Kordia

LanWorx

Revera Ltd

SAM Computer Systems

Telstra Clear

2degrees

Arts & Entertainment

Atamira Dance

BATS Theatre

Dance Pacific

Fortune Theatre

Gecko Press

Indian Ink Theatre

Massive Company

NZ Ballet

NZ Symphony Orchestra

Ruapehu Alpine Lifts

Te Papa

Not for Profit

Asia 2000 Foundation of New Zealand

Freemasons NZ

JR McKenzie Trust

Mary Potter Hospice

NZ Historic Places Trust

Presbyterian Church

Volunteer Services Abroad

Local Government

Central Hawkes Bay District Council

New Plymouth District Council

North Shore City Council

Palmerston North City Council

Waikato District Council

Wellington City Council

Finance & Banking

Allied Farmers

ANZ Bank

Campbell Tyson Cooper White (Accounting)

Credit Union North

First Capital Securities Ltd

Transport

Helicopters NZ

Mitsubishi Motors

Port Taranaki

South Star Freightliners

Specialised Container Services

Stephenson Transport

Science

AgResearch Ltd

Cawthron Institute

GeoEd

GNZ Science

Ministry Science and Innovation

Next programme date:

11–14 September 2018

The standard price for the programme is $5,400 excluding GST. The cost covers tuition, accommodation, all meals and transport to and from Wellington CBD. For organisations sending three or more people on any one programme, the cost reduces to $4,900 per person.

Situated just outside Martinborough, Brackenridge Lodge combines excellent conference facilities and accommodation with great food and quality service.

Remaining 2018 dates: 11–14 September and 20–23 November

Register for Catapult Leadership