Lead the Way
Lead the Way is a leadership development programme for people working at all levels of our community and volunteer organisations. If you are working in sport and recreation, social services, cultural, health and art organisations then this is a leadership development programme for you.
What & when
Applications close: 28 Spetember 2012
Duration: 9 months - 9 Sunday sessions, 9.30am - 4pm.
Oct 14, Nov 4, Dec 9 & 16; Jan 27; Feb 17; March 10 & 31.
To be eligible to attend this course, participants need to be currently working in a paid or unpaid position within an organisation.
- develop communication skills.
- develop people.
- enhance personal and organisation results.
- gain engagement from volunteers.
- problem solve for the best results.
- set goals and action plans.
- develop a high performing team.
- be better prepared for future challenges and changes.
- extend industry knowledge.
The programme provides:
- practical and directly elevant development to the nature of the organisation’s business.
- tangible organisation benefits i.e. increased capability, increased volunteers, increased participation within their sector.
- recognised development linked to the qualifications framework.
- learning by practical experience and on-the-job development with minimal disruption to normal work and life routines.
- achievement of a significant organisational improvement project during the programme.
- one-on-one coaching.
- significant “networking” between participants and learning from each other using the “Action Learning Sets”.
Who should enrol
- managers and team leaders.
- volunteer coordinators.
- development officers.
- Sportforce/ Coachforce officers.
- club and administration managers.
- club and association members.
- committee members.
- officials and facilities managers.
Participant numbers are limited to 20 to maximise learning and one-to-one coaching opportunities for participants.
"The course I attended has given me a deeper insight into leadership, and practical management tools to apply in the workplace. The knowledge I have gained has been imperative in working with people, developing relationships, and building teams at our sports events. My confidence and ability to manage staff and lead work teams has improved considerably. Additionally, our team performance has been nhanced which further helps to achieve both our team’s and organisation’s objectives."
Tanya Wakefield, Events Coordinator, ULEISURE
"WILSS programmes provide participants with ways to learn a wide range of skills that can be applied to a number of organisational aspects, from staffing issues to refocusing and restructuring. The programme I attended gave me the chance to take a close look at how I do things, and how I could change to be more effective, both within my organisation and on a personal level. It was also fantastic to meet new people who are working and volunteering in the same sector as I am."
Richard Battersby, Project Energize, SPORT WAIKATO