Public Health Leadership Programme

The Public Health Leadership Programme (PHLP) is 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 (public health specialists).

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

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

In 2020 one programme will be offered in Wellington and one in Auckland.

We may have an opportunity for a third programme available in the South Island. If you are applying from the South Island please indicate your interest in your application form.

Applications for 2020 are open

Applications for the 2020 Public Health Leadership Programme are now open.

The programme dates are:

  • Programme 1 (Wellington):
    17–18 June, 19–20 August, 21–22 October 2020
  • Programme 2 (Auckland):
    24–25 June, 26–27 August, 28–29 October 2020.

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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