Public Health Leadership Programme

The Public Health Leadership Programme (PHLP) is a leadership programme designed for public health leaders in New Zealand.

The programme is funded by the Ministry of Health and has been developed following extensive consultation with the sector. PHLP builds leadership competencies identified as important for leaders in public health. The programme has been developed by Catapult (specialist leadership and organisational performance consultancy) and Quigley and Watts. PHLP is facilitated by Catapult’s co-founder Andrea Thompson, who has led the programme since its inception in 2010.

PHLP will allow you to discover your leadership potential and equip you with practical and tested leadership tools and resources. The programme will generate immediate and lasting benefits for you, those you lead, and for public health.

PHLP has a six-day leadership component delivered as three two-day sessions.

In 2022, one programme will be offered in Wellington and one in Christchurch.

Applications for 2022

Applications for the 2022 Public Health Leadership Programmes are now open.

The programme dates are:

  • Programme 1 (Wellington):
    29–30 June, 14–15 September, 16–17 November 2022
  • Programme 2 (Christchurch):
    6–7 July, 21–22 September, 23–24 November 2022.

Download the programme brochure (PDF, 2.5 MB).

Here’s what participants said about the programme:

‘The course has been a breath of fresh air and it’s been a privilege to be engaged with many new people, paradigms and possibilities for public health.’

‘This course shifted my mindset to realise that, with the right support and learning, anyone can be a leader.’

‘Through expert facilitation and provision of relevant resources, the course has provided me with knowledge, tools and tactics that I can easily apply in an organisational setting. I have been able to experiment with course learnings in the workplace in real time and talk these experiments through with my action learning trio. I would highly recommend the course to anybody interested in developing as a leader in public health.’

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