Leadership programme graduates

Leadership and management

Development West Coast in partnership with New Zealand Institute of Management and Leadership, presents the new West Coast Leadership and Management Programme. The programme consisting of seven workshops to be run over seven months will commence in June 2019 and, subject to registrations, will be delivered across the Coast to make it accessible for all participants.

The programme is made up of seven core facets of leadership practice. It is recommended that participants attend all workshops. 


Team Leader

  • People Essentials in Leadership
  • Building Effective Teams
  • Leading Lean

People and Leadership

  • Courageous Conversations
  • Effective Delegation
  • Performance Management and Coaching Conversations
  • Leading Change

DATES: The programme commences on Thursday, 6th of June with the first workshop, being held at the St John Training Rooms in Greymouth from 10.00am-3.30pm, People Essentials in Leadership. A timetable of the remaining workshops will be available once registrations are confirmed.
Participants are also welcome to select individual courses and not attend the entire programme, but please note that individual coaching will not be offered to those participants. This will be subject to availability dependent on registrations for the full programme. 

In addition to the full programme, a two-day Accounting for Non-Accountants course, will also be held. Further details to follow.

FEE: Total cost to participate in the full 7 workshop programme is:


Full Programme: $2,660 +GST

Individual workshop: $380 + GST


NZTE MANAGEMENT CAPABILITY DEVELOPMENT VOUCHER FUND: This programme is registered with the Management Capability Development Voucher Fund. To see if you are eligible for up to 50% of your training investment to be funded by the NZTE Management Capability Development Voucher Fund contact Fiona at DWC on 03 769 7023 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or find out more by visiting www.regionalbusinesspartners.co.nz 

TO REGISTER FOR THE PROGRAMME/COURSE OR FOR MORE INFO: contact DWC on 03 769 7000 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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Previous Leadership and Governance graduates:


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2018 Graduates

Pictured from left: David Provis, Heather Nelson, Rachel Townrow, Shayne Barry, Jamie Cleine, Andrew Duncan, John O'Connor and Jeffrey Kay. Absent: Mequa Hourston, Finn McGaveston, Murray Coates and Tom McGaveston.

The 6th West Coast Leadership & Governance programme has wrapped in March with its 12 new graduates ready to apply what they have learned to their own careers and businesses.

The course is one of the successful programmes offered by Development West Coast, and offers a unique learning opportunity for aspiring and new directors with board and governance roles.

It is also beneficial for senior executives who report to boards, as well as owners of small and medium sized businesses.

The most recent class, which graduated on 8 March, included a wide range of people from across key West Coast industries and sectors. The course is split into two components with its leaderships workshops delivered by the New Zealand Institute of Management and Leadership, and the governance workshops run by Westlake Governance.

Development West Coast Chief Executive Chris Mackenzie says the success of the course can be attributed to the range of topics that are covered, setting the participants up for their new career steps in a unique way.

“The course work is so varied, from financials, company and contract law, to statutory requirements, health and safety, and ethical standards. The end result is that we have a crop of Coasters with a keen appreciation of leadership, management and governance roles and the knowledge of which skill set is needed when,” Mr Mackenzie says.

“Having more people in our community with those higher level skills is of immense benefit to the West Coast and its commercial growth and success.”


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2017 Graduates



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2016 Graduates


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2015 Graduates


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2013 Graduates