Leadership in Practice
Leadership in Practice is LDC's highly-regarded nine-month development programme for experienced leaders who are ready to broaden their leadership impact and strategic influence across the system.

LiP provides an immersive development experience that will challenge you to develop the self-awareness, mindsets and skills needed to enhance your personal leadership effectiveness and impact. Expert facilitators support and challenge you to reflect on your leadership style and consider what behaviours and attitudes are helping and hindering your success.

With a strong focus on development planning, LiP includes individual coaching and peer learning to help you work towards and action your development goals.

LiP begins with a two-hour kickoff session, followed by a four-day residential (live in) and nine months of action learning and one-on-one coaching. 

Leadership in Practice flyer

For more information download the LiP flyer (pdf) 



Download and save this application form to your files before you begin filling it out. You should allow about 20 minutes to complete this form. Please answer all the required questions*.

Schedule time to talk to your manager and general manger HR about your application. You will need their endorsements to apply.

Email the completed application to LDCProgrammes@ldc.govt.nz

Application closing dates:

Applications must be submitted no later than two months before the scheduled kickoff session of your preferred programme choice.

LiP 65:  Applications close 7 February 2020
LiP 66:  Applications close 23 April 2020
LiP 67:  Applications close 23 July 2020
LiP 68: Applications close 30 November 2020

See page 2 of the application form for the full 2020/21 programme schedule and application deadlines.

Agency and manager endorsement:

Your application must be supported by both your manager and agency general manager HR. Some agencies have their own internal selection process for LiP. Before you begin your application, please check with your agency general manager HR or equivalent.

LiP 60 - Wellington

Kick off date11 February 2019, 10.00am-12.00pm 
Residential: 19–22 March 2019

LiP 61 - Wellington

Kickoff date: 30 April, 2019, 10.00am-12.00pm 
Residential: 11–14 June 2019

LiP 62 - Wellington

Kickoff date: 6 September 2019, 10.00am-12.00pm 
Residential:15–18 October 2019

LiP 64 - Wellington

Kickoff date: 5 February 2020
Residential: 24-27 March 2020

Action Learning Groups
ALG 1: 5 May 2020
ALG 2: 16 June 2020
ALG 3: 18 August 2020
ALG 4: 20 October 2020

LiP 65 - Wellington

Kickoff date: 1 April 2020 
Residential: 12-15 May 2020

Action Learning Groups
ALG 1: 30 June 2020
ALG 2: 19 August 2020
ALG 3: 13 October 2020
ALG 4: 1 December 2020

LiP 66 - Wellington

Kickoff date: 23 June 2020 
Residential: 28-31 July 2020

Action Learning Groups
ALG 1: 27 August 2020
ALG 2: 21 October 2020
ALG 3: 8 December 2020
ALG 4: 23 February 2021

LiP 67 - Wellington

Kickoff date: 23 September 2020 
Residential: 2-6 November 2020

Action Learning Groups
ALG 1: 9 December 2020
ALG 2: 16 February 2021
ALG 3: 6 April 2021
ALG 4: 15 June 2021

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Kick off session

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Complete Leadership Circle assessment

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Pre-reading and reflection

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1:1 90 minute coaching debrief

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Resilience diagnostic

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4-day residential workshop

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60 minute three way conversation between participant, manager and coach

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3 x facilitator-led Action Learning Groups

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Complete Individual Development Plan

3 x self-driven Action Learning Groups

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5 x 1:1 30-minute coaching sessions

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Final Action Learning Group & graduation

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