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Leadership Programme

300 people leaders
3 leadership programs


To bring Sport NZ’s new leadership framework to life, creating tools and resources to ultimately build capability across the sector.


After spending 18 months engaging with the sports and recreation sector to gain input into a Leadership Framework, Sport NZ approached Capability Group for advice on bringing the 67 page document to life, communicating the framework to the sector and creating tools, resources, and a capability building system for the 180,000 employees and volunteers across the sector.


Capability Group created a suite of resources including animations, infographics, guides for self-development, workshops to introduce the framework and resources, and a website to host the resources. We then designed and developed three leadership programmes: Executive Leaders, Future Leaders, and Women in Leadership. The intent was to build the leadership capability and networks of a key group of approximately 300 people leaders that would then champion and start to build the capability of their teams in their respective organisations.


Strong networks were established in cohorts and many participants have continued to meet in their learning syndicates since the completion of their programme. Some have collaborated in various projects across the sector through their new networks. A common language of leadership is developing across the sector. Participants have been taking their learning back to their own teams and applying tools in their organisations. There is also a lot of anecdotal evidence of leaders across the sector using the tools in Puna to build leadership capability within their teams. The Puna website is also well used.

“An unexpected learning from this programme was how much we all had in common and how supportive and collaborative the group was”.

Jodie Brunger, Community Sport Manager

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