Scholarships and Funding

NZIM Scholarships and Funding

Alan Crothall Trust

Early in 1982 the late Alan Crothall worked in partnership with the then, NZIM Canterbury, now, NZIM Leadership to establish a trust fund for the express purpose of financially assisting people wishing to improve their knowledge of management and leadership skills. Alan Crothall is a great success story and NZIM is proud to be associated with him, making their own donation to the Trust in the mid 1990's.

Alan's business career started with a carpet cleaning operation but after gaining a contract with the Christchurch Public Hospital in 1943 he concentrated on supplying an ever-growing range of specialist services to hospitals. The company grew rapidly, becoming a world pioneer in the field and Crothall companies were established in the UK, USA, Australia, Hong Kong and Canada. As well as this the organisation diversified into a wide range of services apart from hospital services.

Realising early in his career that good management was critical to the success of his business, Alan Crothall joined NZIM Canterbury in 1948. He became a Fellow in 1951 and Life Fellow in 1962. He was Canterbury President in 1950-51, National President from 1953-54. Today, there are four Trustees who all share Alan's passion and belief in the value of leadership education and development as being a critical factor in long-term business success.

In 2002 the Crothall family donated an additional $50,000 to the trust and today we are in a fortunate position to share the reward of good financial management with NZIM Corporate Subscribers through scholarship funding on selected courses throughout the year.

Four Quadrant Leadership Development Trust

The Four Quadrant Leadership Trust was set up in 2004 in partnership with NZIM Southern Inc and Wilfred Jarvis & Associates to bring Four Quadrant Leadership courses to not-for-profit organisations for a significantly reduced fee.

The Trust is committed to following through on the teachings of Wilf Jarvis by investing in the development of leaders. Each year the Trust offers employees of not-for-profit organisations the opportunity to take part in the two-day course which is delivered at Leadership House in Christchurch and is tailored to support those working with the complexities of the not-for-profit sector.

Some of the topics studied include: understanding human energies and applying that knowledge, defining and using empathic relationships, using Four Quadrant Leadership techniques in making decisions and taking actions, determining the successful applications of the information back at work and in personal development, studying facts and fallacies about stress.

Under the Four Quadrant Leadership Trust courses are delivered once or twice a year depending on demand and is supported by NZIM.

The Trust owns the intellectual property for the Four Quadrant Leadership course.

For more scholarship information: Email: Chris Parnell:

NZIM Emerging Leaders Scholarship

The New Zealand Institute of Management and Leadership is proud to offer the Emerging Leaders Scholarship to aspiring leaders who are under the age of 35. Our mission is to provide funding to support the next generation of leaders who have the drive and commitment to make an impact in the wider New Zealand community.

The intention of this programme is to develop leaders who can lead themselves, support a team and deliver a strategy. Successful applicants will have experience in leading teams or projects and have exposure to decision making within a business or organisation.

The NZIM Emerging Leaders programme is valued at over $5000 and partial funding is available to all NZIM Subscribers and their employees. The scholarship is applied for through the Emerging Leaders Programme application process.

For further information about the Emerging Leaders programme and the scholarship opportunity please contact Suzanne Jordan:

Management Capability Development Vouchers

NZIM is proud to be a provider of services for Management Capability Development Vouchers. These vouchers may be redeemed against many of our courses.

Small businesses may qualify for vouchers to help pay for services such as training workshops, courses and coaching that build the management capabilities of their owners, operators and key managers.

Management Capability Development Vouchers are only available through Regional Business Partners around New Zealand. Regional Business Partners assess local businesses to determine what their needs are, and assist them with a plan to help them develop, grow and innovate. Vouchers may be allocated as part of the plan to help businesses pay for up to 50% of the cost of services from registered providers that improve management capabilities in targeted areas.

You may be eligible for up to 50% of the cost of your training.

For more information on the Management Capability Development Voucher scheme or to find your local Regional Business Partner please see: