MENU rows

The Essential Skills

Leadership Academy

ONE IN A SERIES OF THREE. As a new leader you will benefit instantly by taking the next step and expanding your skills to plan, lead, delegate and prioritise. This programme is one in a series of three but can be completed as an individual programme.

What to expect during the programme

Engage in interactive learning and discover your strengths, grow as a leader through this practical and comprehensive programme specifically designed to develop the leaders of the future. The programme provides the framework and core skills to support you as a new leader in developing confidence in your ability to engage and lead others. As a participant you will be challenged and encouraged to develop your personal leadership style and demonstrate your understanding of positive leadership behaviours and as someone who can influence, engage, support and manage people in the workplace.


  • Understand the principles of employee engagement and extend your influence at work
  • Align work tasks to organisational goals and monitor for effective outcomes
  • Plan and lead meetings in a responsive manner, targeting desired outcomes
  • Prioritise work for increased efficiency and effectiveness
  • Apply personal time management tools
  • Develop your ability to delegate successfully
  • Utilise communication strategies to increase understanding

Discovering if the programme is right for you

Essential Skills is for newly appointed or current supervisors and team leaders with a desire to become effective, confident, positive leaders who can get the best from their team on a daily basis.

Return for your investment

Our Essential Skills programmes allow participants to leverage their own experience, learn from the experiences of others, focus on results and bring together the needs of their people and commercial improvement. The investment covers tuition and programme materials.


Essential Skills is presented by our expert faculty who bring a unique combination of practical leadership experience and qualifications in adult learning.


I enjoyed the whole two days. I have learnt a lot, and are still learning every day with the tools that NZIM have provided. - October 2021

I thought he was an excellent tutor. Very vibrant and excitable. A pleasure to learn from and observe. August 2020

Very insightful made me reflect a lot on how I deal with people and situations. June 2021

This programme is registered with the Management Capability Development Voucher Fund

This programme is registered with the Management Capability Development Voucher Fund. Find out more by visiting


Speak to a Leadership expert

Leverage our strong foundation of Science + Research + Evidence + Frameworks to ensure your academic, commercial and leadership development success. Contact us to arrange an individual consultation today.

Message sent

Thank you for your message. We'll be in touch soon.

edit Hi . You are logged in and viewing content. Log out Admin area
past month: 
You have unsaved changes Click here to save