The New Leader of Leaders Development Programme supports public sector leaders moving to a leader of leaders role.

The chief executives of the New Zealand public service have recognised the need for common and consistent development for all leaders at critical transitions within their career. In response, the LDC has designed the Leader of Leaders Development Programme specifically for all leaders in the public service who are transitioning into their first leader of leaders role.

To be successful at leading other leaders and building a successful leadership team, leaders need different skills from those they have gained as a leader of individual contributors. Through research and engagement, the LDC has identified the six development priorities that are the most important for new leaders of leaders to focus on in the first 12 months of transition. These development priorities form the foundation of the programme.

This 8 month programme will support leaders to lift their focus and build leadership skills relevant to the New Zealand public service context. Leaders will be stretched beyond pure knowledge acquisition and required to design a series of safe-to-fail leadership experiments based on the theory, frameworks and models covered within the programme. 


Register your interest or nominate a leader in your organisation for the programme.
These development and action guides are used throughout the programme to support your learning.
Results from the first cohort of leaders who completed New Leader of Leaders Development in 2020.