Register now! Only 20 spaces available! The Aspiring to Lead development programme has been designed for local government professionals in partnership with Business Central. This programme will help anyone new to leadership prepare for a leadership role.

  • 07 Sep 2022-23 Nov 2022
  • 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
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  • ‘The West Wing’ - Taituarā Office, Level 9/85 The Terrace, Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
  • 1,200.00 (plus GST) Members
  • 1,200.00 (plus GST) Non Members
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About this event

Taituarā offers the Aspiring to Lead programme as the beginning of its local government leadership pathway.

The programme includes four two-hour webinars and one full day in-person session designed to develop a basic level of core management and leadership skills for employees new to leading a team, a project, or managing others.

Why should you attend?

This programme has been developed especially for local government professionals. Learning outcomes align with the Taituarā Competency Framework, designed in partnership with the Workforce Reference Group, to help new leaders focus on the core skills required in local government leadership and management.

Delivered by Chad Tuoro, from Business Central, whose experience, and knowledge help create improved business practices through providing premium leadership and development in a blended learning environment. This means networking opportunities are available both in-person and online. This flexible style helps build relationships and keep travel costs down.

Who should attend?

Local government professionals who are aspiring leaders in the sector and would like to learn and develop core management and leadership skills.


By registering for this programme, you are committed to attending all sessions at the specified times.

The programme has 11 modules:

  • Understanding learning styles
  • Effective communication
  • Introduction to workplace conflict
  • Understanding motivation
  • Setting goals
  • Time management
  • Problem solving and decision making
  • Effective meetings and delegation
  • Managing conflict in the workplace
  • Feedback and difficult conversations
  • Managing performance

A full summary of the modules and more information can be found here.





Wed 7 Sept

9 am – 4 pm

Taituarā in-person workshop


Wed 28 Sept

2pm – 4.15pm

Virtual session 1


Wed 5 Oct

2pm – 4.15pm

Virtual session 2


Wed 12 Oct

2pm – 4.15pm

Virtual session 3


Wed 19 Oct

2pm – 4.15pm

Virtual session 4 (Final)


Wed 23 Nov

11am - 12pm

Follow up session


If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact


Chad Tuoro
Leadership Facilitator Read Profile