New Zealand Defence Force Institute for Leadership Development
The New Zealand Defence Force, Institute for Leader Development (ILD) delivers a comprehensive approach to continued leadership development with a focus on helping people leaders who are transitioning to the next level of leadership.
A number of their leadership development programmes are open to participants from the wider public sector and involve outdoor activities designed to challenge leaders.
The Leadership Development Centre takes a system wide approach to maximise Public Service spaces on these programmes by managing the nomination and selection process. Public Service representative spaces are limited.
We balance a range of factors for selection, including individual participant information like role and experience, alongside equitable representation from Public Service agencies both across and within the programmes. A balanced approach provides a rich experience for the participant and a diverse contribution to the cohort.
Nominations for Round 4 closed 27 October 2023 for cohorts starting in the first half of 2024.
You can find more detailed information on each programme in the programme flyer. You may also find the Leadership characteristics document helpful to determine the suitability of each programme for leaders at different levels.
Cost per programme is approximately $600-$1500 + travel costs.
Round 4 Nomination process
Nominations opened on 5 September and closed 27 October.
All nominations require agency approval. Your agency may also have their own internal selection process. Before you begin your application, check with your general manager HR or equivalent. We recommend that all nominations be sent from one agency HR/OD representative.
Round 4 Programme dates and public service spaces available
For round 4, spaces available on the programmes are as below:
- Twelve Public Service spaces across three cohorts of the Lead Systems Leadership Programme
- Four Public Service spaces on one cohort of the Lead Capability Leadership Programme
- Four Public Service spaces on one cohort of the Lead Integrated Capability Leadership Programme
Programmes available (Round 4)
Lead System Leadership Programme 24/01
Phase 1: Feb – Mar 2024
Lead System Leadership Programme 24/02
Phase 1: Mar – Apr 2024
Lead System Leadership Programme 24/03
Phase 1: May – Jun 2024
Lead Capability Leadership Programme 24/01
Residential Phase: 1 – 10 May 2024
Lead Integrated Capability Leadership Programme 24/01
Phase 1: May – Jun 2024