Leadership Development Programme

Learn the tools to be a great leader – to enable accelerated growth of the business and shape a more successful future for you and your team.

Get access to an unrivalled network of experts delivering practical, hands-on, tailor-made content that you can implement straight away to improve the way you lead.

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What will I get?


Better Understanding Of The Challenges Of An Owner-Manager


A Unique Environment Combining Practical, Academic & Real-World Learning


A Strong Network Of Other Successful Senior Leaders

The Leadership Development Programme is the only programme in New Zealand developed specifically for senior leaders in mid-sized, Kiwi owner-managed businesses who report directly to an owner or director, or want to expand their general business, leadership and people management skills.

The programme focuses on the application of practical knowledge from industry experts to your specific role and business situation. The programme consists of 2 three-day residential programmes conducted over a two-month period, with a final one-day session four to six weeks later.

Case studies, real-world examples, business tools and frameworks are used to help participants apply their learning to their business situation.

The session format includes small and large group work, one-on-one discussions, a business simulation and guest speakers, while working around themes; self awareness, personal effectiveness, leadership & business understanding.

You’ll leave the programme with the skills to develop a high-performing team through low risk investment – a team that you can trust, who can take responsibility and share the load in a growing business.


What will be covered in this programme?

Improving leadership, communication and management skills
Delegation and performance management tools and techniques
How to think strategically and action and implement ideas
Real-world project designed to deliver tangible results
Funnel_Icon_ORANGE_FINALUnderstanding systems, marketing, finance and operations
Mix of session formats including; group work, one-on-one discussions and guest speakers


Jo Clayton

Jo Clayton

Jo likes to create long term relationships with clients and enable them to take a more proactive approach to managing their businesses and leading their people in order to build the sustainability of their businesses and position them for growth.

Having led many teams and businesses herself, she understands the issues business leaders contend with, such as having to manage the day to day business while trying to think strategically about their businesses, and that many business leaders have a good grasp on what they need to do but need some support in how they make it happen.

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"The Icehouse Leadership Development Programme facilitates a space for individuals from varied backgrounds to learn from one another in a very practical and experiential way"
Briana Hill, Youthline