LDC Fellowships are annually selected research or study awards up to $45,000 for senior leaders. They aim to help senior leaders build on their personal leadership development goals and reflect topic areas that are highly relevant to their agency and the system, and make performance improvements to the public sector. The Fellowship may include formal and/or practical experience, and/or research and study on leadership or management development, in New Zealand or overseas.
Each Fellowship provides up to $45,000 for travel, accommodation and/or study fees. The Fellowship is sponsored by contributing public sector agencies (see below).
Applications for the LDC 2018 Fellowships closed on 10 November 2017.
See the Fellowship flyer below for more details about Fellowship themes, and applicant requirements and eligibility.
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Fellowship referee guide and report form *Download and save the referee report form before completing.
We’re pleased to announce the 2017 LDC Fellowships:
Kellie O'Sullivan, General Manager, People and Performance, Ministry of Justice - exploring the future of HR and large-scale transformational culture change.
Murray Young, Chief Information Officer, New Zealand Customs Service and Tracy Voice, Director, Business Technology and Information Services (CIO), Ministry for Primary Industries - jointly undertaking a joint study programme, looking at the use of emerging technologies to improve government interaction with citizens, focusing first on border control.
Blair McKenzie, Auckland Regional Commissioner, Ministry of Social Development - utilising education and experiential learning opportunities to understand existing best practice for leading diverse ethnic groups in a New Zealand context.
Jayne Russell, General Manager, Employer Services, Ministry of Social Development, is the 2016 LDC Fellow. Jayne investigated businesses' corporate social responsibility (CSR) approaches. Maximising employment opportunities for clients was a priority objective. Jane applied her Fellowship learning to how relevant government agencies can better take a whole-of-government approach to working with the private sector in their provision of employment. Jayne's proposals was submitted under the 'Better Public Services' theme and she is looking at Leadership that builds sustainability, resilience and connections.
Carolyn Risk, Ministry of Social Development
Robert Brodnax, New Zealand Transport Agency "The LDC Fellowship was the best learning opportunity I have ever had – the chance to mix targeted training with self-directed international research in a specific topic of interest to myself and the sector is simply gold."
Bryan Chapple, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment "The Fellowship gave me a period of time to reflect on my leadership and on the economic challenges and opportunities for New Zealand – with some great input from leadership courses and a wonderful economics library to feed that thinking."
Janine Dowding, Ministry of Social Development “The fellowship gave me the opportunity to learn alongside public and private sector leaders from around the world. I was taken way out of my comfort zone but the rewards in terms of personal growth were worth it.”
David Habershon, Ministry for Social Development and Craig Soutar, NZ Transport Agency "…the best leadership development opportunity I have had … the most educational, enlightening and enriching development experience."
Karl Le Quesne, Ministry of Education
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