Are you a people leader for the first time? This can be one of the most difficult transitions in your career. You’ll have some great skills already, but as you move into a people leader role, what will make you successful will be quite different.

The New People Leader (NPL) Development Programme helps you to identify the skills, behaviours, and mindset you need to succeed in your new role.

We have identified the seven most important development priorities for you to focus on in the first 12 months of the transition into your role. These priorities build on leadership characteristics and come from the Leadership Success Profile (LSP).

Mindset | Te tirohanga
Connect | Te whakawhanaungatanga
Purpose | Te whāinga
Achieve | Te whakatutuki
Feedback | Te aro whaiaro
Develop | Te whakawhanake
Processes | Ngā tukanga 

Virtual NPL Programme

LDC has recently moved to virtual delivery of the NPL Development Programme. This means that no matter where in the country you are based, you are able to attend a New People Leader's Development Programme. The next programme run by LDC starts in February 2021 and runs to September 2021.

Full Schedule 
11 February 2021 - Kick Off for Participants and Managers      
18 February 2021 - Connection Session One
3 March 2021 - Mindset Workout
30 March 2021 - Connect Workout
4 May 2021 - Purpose Workout
19 May 2021 - Connection Session Two
1 June 2021  - Achieve Workout
1 July 2021 - Feedback Workout
3 August 2021 - Develop Workout
29 September 2021 - Recall Session

The cost to attend the NPL virtual programme is $1250 per member agency participant, or $2500 for non-member agency participants (excl. GST). 

To be considered for this cohort or a future cohorts, please complete a registration form

Development and action guides

The development and action guides for new people leaders are part of a range of development options available to agencies and their new people leaders.

The guides provide self-paced learning for you to work through the seven development priorities:

These seven guides make up the complete learning package for the transition to new people leader.

How to use the development and action guides

Find out how to work through the development and action guides.

If you have further questions about new people leader development, please contact your agency HR lead.

Mindset: Development and action guide

Mindset: Development and action guide

Connect: Development and Action Guide

Connect: Development and Action Guide

Purpose: Development and Action Guide

Purpose: Development and Action Guide

Achieve: Development and Action Guide

Achieve: Development and Action Guide

Develop: Development and Action Guide

Develop: Development and Action Guide

Processes: Development and Action Guide

Processes: Development and Action Guide