Catapult NFP Leaders Programme

(please note the NFP Leaders Programme is not being offered in 2019)

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Catapult NFP Leaders Programme is a three-day non residential leadership programme exclusively for leaders working in the not for profit sector.

Who is Catapult NFP Leaders Programme for?

Catapult NFP Leaders Programme is exclusively for not for profit leaders. To be considered a not for profit your organisation must be organised, private, non-profit distributing, self-governing, non-compulsory, and not part of government.

The programme is for existing leaders wanting to inspire and refresh their leadership and for new leaders wanting a powerful foundation for their leadership development. Catapult NFP Leaders Programme unleashes leadership potential and equips participants with a world-class toolbox of leadership skills and resources.  The programme is based on Catapult’s award-winning approaches which have been applied by many not for profit organisations to create breakthrough results.

The programme includes a follow-up coaching session with the option of additional coaching and 360 degree feedback.

Why the Catapult NFP Leaders Programme?

Catapult NFP Leaders Programme unleashes leadership potential and equips participants with a world-class toolbox of leadership skills and resources. The programme is based on Catapult’s award winning approaches which have been applied by many not for profit organisations to create breakthrough results. The programme includes a follow-up coaching session with the option of additional coaching and 360 degree feedback.

The programme leaders are world class and present the material in a fresh and engaging way. They have hands on real world senior leadership experience and experience working alongside NFP leaders. Catapult NFP Leaders Programme is not a bootcamp. Participants describe the tone of the programme as upbeat with the facilitators creating a positive and supportive learning environment.

“What an awesome training, and wow did I learn some stuff. I have started to practice what I have learnt. It feels great and is working. I am privileged to have been on this training.”

“Fantastic being on this with other leaders from the not for profit sector.”

``I learned practical tools to become a great leader and to believe in myself as a leader with real potential. I was inspired by a group of diverse and motivated leaders from across NZ``

Gail Marshall Director Community Comms Collective

'I would like to say an enormous thank you for the opportunity to take part in the Residential Leadership Programme held at Brackenridge last week. I found it extremely useful, practical, informative and definitely a lot of fun. I would not have been able to attend and experience the learning if not for the generous scholarship from Catapult, again thank you. I am going through my course notes, as instructed to before the end of the weekend, I am reminded of my team values, purpose and mission, problem solving tools and leadership tips I have just learnt. What a jam packed three days! Tomorrow is a new day and I am ready.``

Stephanie Clare Age Concern NZ

Day 1: Leading self

What is leadership?

We explore what leadership is, how it differs from management, and what’s expected of leaders. Catapult’s Leadership Map is introduced to guide you through the territory of leadership.

You as a leader

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.


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.


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.


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.

What will I get?

By the end of Catapult NFP Leaders Programme, you will:

Take your leadership further

We have two great options to extend Catapult NFP Leaders Programme. Each of these must be selected during registration.

Participating Organisations

Here are just some of the organisations that have chosen the Catapult NFP Leaders Programme.

Next programme date:

Next programme date yet to be determined

Catapult NFP Leaders Programme is non residential and is held at the CQ Hotel in Cuba Street, Wellington.

The standard price for the programme is $2,700 excluding GST. The cost covers tuition, workbooks, and meals during session times.