The Vital Leadership Series - Women & Leadership New Zealand

The Vital Leadership Series

Four high-impact masterclasses to boost your leadership practice

Enrol in one or more masterclasses to suit your needs.

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4 x 90-minute live online masterclasses

Enrol in one or more masterclasses to suit your needs

Best-practice leadership strategies and proven frameworks

Guided by an expert facilitator

Free two-page Insights Summary for each masterclass

The Vital Leadership Series

We know you’re busy – you’ve told us! – and yet boosting your leadership skills and capacity is as important as ever. This series of bite-size masterclasses will give you the support and insights you need, with minimal disruption to your day. Join us for a powerful leadership boost.

Dr Janet Smith
Program Specialist and Lead Facilitator, Women & Leadership New Zealand

Masterclass Topics


Managing Stress: Protecting Against Burnout

Managing stress in the workplace is key to enhancing wellbeing and protecting against burnout. This masterclass explores how leaders can leverage self-awareness, create a psychologically safe environment, and understand the stress response to proactively care for themselves and their teams.

In this masterclass you will:

  • Explore practical ways to reduce burnout
  • Support your team’s wellbeing and psychological safety
  • Understand and harness your surge capacity
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Decision Making: Leading in Uncertainty

In times of change and disruption, decision making can become even more complex and challenging. This masterclass explores how leaders can understand the basic needs of the brain, take responsibility for their actions, and make good decisions in the face of uncertainty.

In this masterclass you will:

  • Understand the role of emotions in decision-making
  • Learn how to mitigate complex decision fatigue
  • Gain practical tools for better decision-making
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Team Dynamics: Leading With Empathy

Harnessing team dynamics is key to leading a high-performing team – even more so for diverse teams, and those working in hybrid and flexible workplaces. This masterclass explores how leaders can build empathy, connection and trust in diverse teams, and apply social awareness to understand and strengthen team dynamics.

In this masterclass you will:

  • Explore social awareness, diversity and inclusion
  • Gain practical tips to improve team dynamics
  • Discover how the Pyramid of Trust applies to your team
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Resilience: Reclaiming Your Leadership Mojo

Resilience is a leadership superpower in complex and challenging times. This masterclass explores how leaders can rebound from set-backs, enhance personal and team resilience, and creating spaces for wellbeing, rituals and recovery.

In this masterclass you will:

  • Discover the five core elements of happiness and well-being
  • Practical tips to build social capital
  • Harness the ‘third space’ for recovery and wellbeing
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Upcoming Masterclass Dates

2024 DATES

August 2024

Managing stress: protecting against burnout 13th August 2024, 2:30pm – 4pm (NZST)
Decision making: leading in uncertainty 20th August 2024, 2:30pm – 4pm (NZST)
Team dynamics: leading with empathy 27th August 2024, 2:30pm – 4pm (NZST)
Resilience: reclaiming your leadership mojo 3rd September 2024, 2:30pm – 4pm (NZST)
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Build Your Own Leadership Journey

With the Vital Leadership Series , you can customise your learning journey to build the leadership skills you need.

Join us for individual masterclasses ($295 + GST each) or the whole series ($1,095 + GST).

Why enrol in the Vital Leadership Series?

The foundations of good leadership are more important than ever – and this short course series provides bite-size leadership boosters to help you thrive in the face of uncertainty and change. As leaders we must guide our teams through change, uncertainty and complexity, while supporting ourselves and the people around us to perform at our best.



The Vital Leadership Series

This course is for you:

Designed for leaders at all levels, across all industries and of all genders, this high-impact series is packed with practical tips and tools that you can apply today. Enrol in individual masterclasses for a targeted leadership boost, or join us for the whole series to build a comprehensive toolkit of leadership concepts and skills that you can apply right away.



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Learn with the leadership experts

Drawing on more than 15 years of experience, we are proud to deliver world-class leadership programs to help leaders at all levels thrive in today’s complex work environments. You’ll be led by expert facilitators to explore the latest in leadership theory and practice, and receive a two-page Insights Summary to support you through everyday leadership challenges.



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Course Enrolment

Click the Enrol button below to choose an individual masterclass or the whole series.

Course Fees

The standard fee for individual masterclass is $295 + GST per participant.
Save $85 by enrolling in the full series (4 x masterclasses) for $1,095 + GST per participant.

Group Bookings

We work with large groups, organisations and leadership teams to deliver tailored development experiences for leaders of all genders. Contact us for a tailored proposal that meets your organisation’s needs.