Initiative to help inspiring local leaders to lead
An initiative for people ahead at the top of their game is challenging people to redefine how they view leadership.
The Legacy Leadership Development Programme (LLDP) shows that leadership is not reserved solely for people in high places. It coaches aspiring leaders to engage in civic leadership.
People who get with the programme learn the personal and social benefits of helping others by undertaking a ‘passionate project’ while navigating four chunky leadership themes during the year.
The projects can focus on anything that strikes their social conscience chord, and promotes positive results for themselves, their family, or community.
New Plymouth’s Charlotte Ward owns Silk Spa, and is a former programme graduate and her passionate project entailed offering mini massages and manicures to patients or parents of children at Taranaki Base Hospital.
‘‘It was very much more about leading for a purpose. It was a really incredible experience to go on,’’ Ward said.
Course graduate Katherine Blaney is the owner of Assistia and a consultant who supports small business owners to operate more efficiently, and have a strong online presence.
‘‘The programme has redefined how I view leadership,’’ Blaney said.
The concept of servant leadership inspired her ‘passionate project’ that took shape as the group, On the House. The not-for-profit group redistributes surplus food to people in need in the community.
The nine-day LLDP has been delivered in Taranaki since 2012 by Goggles On director Greg Kirk. Come 2019, it is set to switch from being not-for-profit to a national for-profit programme based out of
‘‘It was very much more about leading for a purpose. It was a really incredible experience to go on’’
The call goes out for leaders or aspiring leaders who are keen to give back, before its final curtain falls in Taranaki. The programme runs in New Plymouth for 12 months and includes four two-day workshops spread across February, May, August and November.
Applications for this year’s programme close on Wednesday January 31, with the first day being February 28. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application package.
Silk Spa owner Charlotte Ward is a former graduate and huge fan of the Legacy programme.