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.

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

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 Business Central facilitators, 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 can be found here.


Chad Tuoro

Chad has over 17 years of experience in high performance environments, including leading involvement in technical Olympic campaigns with the National All Black Sevens and Black Ferns Sevens rugby teams.

Chad is a detailed oriented individual who is passionate about helping high-performing organisations create a thriving team culture to facilitate success.

As a long-standing successful business owner and previous World champion athlete, Chad brings a unique and diverse experience rich with an understanding of how to address a range of topics from a multitude of angles.

He enjoys creating respectful, safe, controlled, and inspiring learning environments for participants to thrive.

Chad has a long-standing track record of helping individuals and businesses reach their potential and achieve success. This includes reviewing performances, developing strategic plans, and establishing wellbeing initiatives to ensure people are building resilience and their capability.

Chad is an experienced Leadership Facilitator for High Performing Businesses, a qualified secondary teacher, business owner, performance consultant, husband, and father of three boys.

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Find out more

The cost of this programme is $1,200+GST per person. Keep an eye on our events calendar for details of the next available course. 

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