Aspiring Leaders

The Aspiring Leaders Learning Hub introduces the essentials of effective leadership to equip you with the skills, knowledge and mindset you need to lead from where you are within your organisation.

Whether you want to be a people manager in your next role or progress further as a technical specialist, there are resources here to support your development. We have identified learning activities in seven key areas that will help build your personal leadership skills. Each activity has content for you to read or watch and a reflection question. Your reflections and completion of activities will be recorded and available for you to download.

As an aspiring leader, it would be an advantage to develop a clear statement of your career goals and plan for developing specific competencies. To help you do this we have a Development Plan Toolkit that you can access HERE.

The Aspiring Leaders Programme is in beta testing, any feedback is welcome and can be provided by emailing info@ldc.govt.nz

Self- Awareness

4 learning activities

Having an awareness of how your actions and behaviour impact those around you is important as you aspire to move into a leadership role. As a leader, you will need to know who you are and what you stand for.

Learning Agility

4 learning activities

Being a lifelong learner is having a mindset and collection of practices that enable leaders to continually develop, grow and adapt; enabling them to navigate in an increasingly complex fast changing environment.

Influencing

4 learning activities

Leaders have an awareness of their influence and use their influence appropriately to influence others. Becoming an influential leader hinges on strong, mutually beneficial relationships rooted in clear communication and shared accountability.

Collaboration

4 learning activities

Becoming a Leader means you will need to understand how to achieve better outcomes by working effectively with, and achieving through others. You will need to leverage your connections and determine the right people to involve at the right time.

Communication

4 learning activities

Being clear, persuasive, and impactful in the way you communicate is an important skill for a leader. People will be looking to you for guidance and information about what to do and how to do it.

Resilience and Wellbeing

4 learning activities

Moving into a leadership means that you will need to focus not only on your resilience and wellbeing but also that of the people you are leading. You will need to be observant and empathetic to others around you.

Leading in the NZ Public Service

4 learning activities

Spirit of Service is a key value of the NZ Public Service. Being a leader will mean that you model this behaviour and be an exemplar for the people around you.