Our self-guided option allows new leaders to work through the Development & Action guides for New People Leader at their own pace, prioritising guides to suit their development needs.

Completing the self-paced New People Leader programme 

We’ve created a Self-paced Participant Guide that gives you an overview of the different components that make up the programme as well as advice on engaging a mentor and getting support. We’ve also created a guide for your manager so they can support you during the programme.  You can download these below. 

Structure  

You should start with the Mindset Development and Action guide. After that, choose the guides in order of where you need the most development.  

There is also the option to complete a NPL 180° Assessment at the beginning of your course and again after 12 months. Refer to the Self-paced Participant Guide for more information.  

How to get the most out of the self-paced programme 

It’s important you complete all the activities and answer all the questions. If you simply skim over the work and move on, you’re not likely to achieve the depth of learning required.  

You should allow between 2 to 4 hours to complete the essential parts of each Development and Action Guide. 

We also suggest you have: 

  • a quiet space and/or a set of headphones so you can watch/listen to the videos undisturbed. 
  • time scheduled to complete activities and have workplace conversations. 
  • someone to discuss your learning with, such as your manager, a mentor, a buddy, and/or an HR adviser. Refer to the Self-paced Participant Guides for more information. 

If you're employed by one of our member agencies, you can login and download the guides below. LDC is happy to receive feedback or queries about the development and action guides and assist with LDC website logins,  email: info@ldc.govt.nz


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Te Aratohu mā te Kaiwhakauru hei āta whai | Self-paced Participant Guide

Guide for self-paced participants of the New People Leader programme. Published 12/1/22 [DOCX, 632 KB]

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Te Aratohu mā te Kaiwhakahaere hei āta whai | Manager Guide (self-paced participant)

A guide for managers who have new people leaders completing the self-paced programme. Published 21/1/22 [DOCX, 574 KB]


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Te tirohanga | Mindset D&A Guide

This guide will help you identify the skills, behaviours, and thinking you need to succeed in your new role focussing on the development priority 'Mindset'. As a people leader you need to understand that people will look up to you and treat you differently. You will always act in a way that shows you represent the organisation. Last updated: 3/3/22 [DOCX, 694 KB]

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Te whakawhanaungatanga | Connect D&A Guide

This guide will help you identify the skills, behaviours, and mindset you need to succeed in your new role focusing on the development priority 'Connect'. As a people leader you need to how to build relationships with your team and across the organisation. Last updated: 20/9/21 [DOCX, 699 KB]

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Te whāinga | Purpose D&A Guide

This guide will help you identify the skills, behaviours, and mindset you need to succeed in your new role focussing on the development priority 'Purpose'. As a people leader you need to understand your team's role in delivering on your organisation's strategy and purpose, and connect your team to the big picture. Last updated: 20/9/21 [DOCX, 689 KB]

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Te whakatutuki | Achieve D&A Guide

This guide will help you identify the skills, behaviours, and mindset you need to succeed in your new role focusing on the development priority 'Achieve'. As a people leader you need to achieve through working through others by setting clear expectations and planning, prioritising, and delegating work. Last updated: 3/11/21 [DOCX, 673 KB]

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Te aro whaiaro | Feedback D&A Guide

This guide will help you identify the skills, behaviours, and mindset you need to succeed in your new role focussing on the development priority 'Feedback'. As a people leader you need to seek feedback and give timely, clear, and constructive feedback, and have the tough conversations. Last updated: 30/09/21 [DOCX, 686 KB].

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Te whakawhanake | Develop D&A Guide

This guide will help you identify the skills, behaviours, and mindset you need to succeed in your new role focussing on the development priority 'Develop'. As a people leader you need to have regular development conversations and coach your team members to be the best they can be. Last updated: 30/09/21 [DOCX, 681 KB]