The New Leader of Leaders 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, LDC has designed the New Leader of Leaders Programme specifically for all leaders in the public service who are in the first 12 months of their first leader of leaders role (leading other people managers).

This 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. 

All the content and support materials to facilitate or host a programme inside an agency are contained in the below.

Release 1.0 content is now available and will be updated by the LDC periodically. Email info@ldc.govt.nz if you are having problems accessing any of the programme materials.

Terms of use

Please read the Terms of Use [Word, 56KB] before you download the New Leader of Leaders resources. 


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Te Puka Ārahi mō Te Kaitaki Hou Whakawhanake | New Leader of Leader Agency Guide

Guide for agencies hosting the NLL programme.

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Puka Kaiwhakamahi | Participant Guide

Guide for participants of the NLL programme.

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Tirohanga Whānui o te Hōtaka mā ngā Kaiwhakataki | Programme Overview for Facilitators

Guide for facilitators of the programme.

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Puka Pou Whakahaere | Manager Guide

Guide for managers of the participants in the NLL programme.


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Te Tirohanga | Mindset Development Guide

This guide focuses on the development priority ‘Mindset’.

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Rautaki | Strategy Development Guide

This guide focuses on the development priority ‘Strategy’.

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Whakaaweawe | Influence Development Guide

This guide focuses on the development priority ‘Influence’.

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Whakahono | Engage Development Guide

This guide focuses on the development priority ‘Engage’.

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Mahi tahi | Collaborate Development Guide

This guide focuses on the development priority ‘Collaborate’

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Te whakawhanake | Develop Development Guide

This guide focuses on the development priority ‘Develop’.


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Te Tirohanga | Mindset Action Guide

This guide will help the particpant plan, run, and reflect on an experiment to work through a leadership challenge, or to grow their leadership in a specific area. As this is the Mindset Guide, their experiment should focus on their leadership mindset.

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Rautaki | Strategy Action Guide

This guide will help the participant plan, run, and reflect on an experiment to work through a leadership challenge, or to grow your leadership in a specific area. As this is the Strategy Guide, their experiment should focus on their strategic approach.

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Whakaaweawe | Influence Action Guide

This guide will help the participant plan, run, and reflect on an experiment to work through a leadership challenge, or to grow your leadership in a specific area. As this is the Influence Guide, their experiment should focus on their leadership influence.

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Whakahono | Engage Action Guide

This guide will help the participant plan, run, and reflect on an experiment to work through a leadership challenge, or to grow your leadership in a specific area. As this is the Engage Guide, their experiment should focus on how they engage inclusively.

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Mahi tahi | Collaborate Action Guide

This guide will help the participant plan, run, and reflect on an experiment to work through a leadership challenge, or to grow their leadership in a specific area. As this is the Collaborate Guide, theur experiment should focus on collaboration

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Te whakawhanake | Develop Action Guide

This guide will help the participant plan, run, and reflect on an experiment to work through a leadership challenge, or to grow their leadership in a specific area. As this is the Develop Guide their experiment should focus on how you develop yourself or your team.


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Tīmata | Kick-off

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Te tirohanga | Mindset

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Rautaki | Strategy

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Whakaaweawe | Influence

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Whakahono | Engage

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Mahi tahi | Collaborate

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Te whakawhanake | Develop

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Te Wānanga Whakakapi | Completion session


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Folder cover and spine for participants folder

NLL folder and spine covers for participant folders.

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Welcome letter

Template welcome letter for participants.

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Karakia

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Development priorities

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Leader-led learning

Learning to learn with each other document.

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Programme schedule

Programme schedule template.


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Mindset Speaker Brief

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Strategy Speaker Brief

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Influence Speaker Brief

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Engage Speaker Brief

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Collaborate Speaker Brief

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Develop Speaker Brief


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Email templates

Draft email communications for programme invitations, speaker invites/briefs, and manager reminders that agencies can adapt for the programme.

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Logistics spreadsheet

This spreadsheet will help agencies track registrations, attendance, programme dates, learning groups and speakers.

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Manager briefing powerpoint

Briefing powerpoint for managers.

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Visual mihi and pepeha using Pecha Kucha

A handout for the kick-off session.