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Organisations and teams

Organisations and teams

Customised programmes for organisations and teams

Learning programmes that build the right capabilities for your organisation or team

Partner with us to co-create learning and development programmes that have measurable impact for your employees, team or organisation.

Working together, we design programmes that align with your organisation’s strategy and culture. Our customised programmes deliver relevant knowledge, skills and practices that can be applied immediately and contribute long-term, meaningful and sustainable impact.

We can deliver any programme, anywhere in New Zealand – from stand-alone, targeted workshops to multi-year programmes, online, on campus or at your organisation.

Our approach

Step 1 – Discovery

We begin by gaining an in-depth understanding of your organisation (or team), including your values, culture and strategic goals. We work with you to identify the outcomes you want to achieve for your organisation or team, and who the learning and development programme is targeted at, whether that is your senior leadership team, senior managers or all your employees.

Step 2 – Design

Our experienced design and delivery team will partner with you to create a programme tailored to your organisation’s needs and designed for long-term impact. We will identify what delivery method will work best for your organisation or team (i.e. blended or in-person).

Step 3 – Delivery

Our experienced team of facilitators can deliver your programme anywhere in New Zealand, at either your organisation or using the comprehensive learning facilities here at the University of Auckland Business School. Our programme modules are designed to be interactive and engaging, providing participants with a future-focused mindset and the tools and frameworks they can apply immediately.

Step 4 – Evaluation
We appreciate that things are constantly evolving, and recognise the need to be adaptive and agile. We are committed to incorporating both formative and summative evaluation processes, ensuring we are able to capture and respond to your changing needs throughout the programme.


Our programmes

From programmes for new managers to unique leadership journeys for senior executives, we create relevant learning programmes that are customised to your organisation’s unique requirements.

Our team brings decades of experience in the design and delivery of learning solutions for organisations and individuals. With access to some of New Zealand’s leading academics and cutting-edge research, and strong relationships with practitioners and industry experts in the business community, we combine academic rigour with business pragmatism.

Every programme we develop combines group and personal learning that has a practical focus and is designed for your specific context.


Programme content

Drawing on the wide range of expertise and knowledge from across our ecosystem, including University of Auckland academics and industry experts, we work collaboratively with you to co-create the most effective programme for your organisation or team. Our extensive reach means that we can deliver programmes on a range of topics from leadership to data ethics. Below is a small taste of what we can deliver:

  • Advanced communication skills for leaders
  • Change management
  • Contracts for managers
  • Critical thinking
  • Data ethics
  • Emotional intelligence – engaged leadership
  • Finance for non-finance managers
  • Industry 4.0
  • Leadership development (from new employees to execs)
  • Management
  • Negotiating
  • Peer-to-peer coaching
  • Project management
  • Risk
  • Strategy


Why partner with us?

  • Academic and industry network that spans the globe
  • Access to the latest research and knowledge
  • Expert facilitators
  • Over 20 years’ experience designing and developing programmes for organisations and teams
  • Award-winning, purpose-built facilities
  • Our customer focus to ensure that we deliver programmes that have a meaningful impact


Benefits of customised training and development

Collective learning and collaboration
Organisation or team-specific programmes bring people together, creating collective understanding and promoting collaborative action within the organisation.

Shared knowledge and experience
Teams draw on organisational knowledge and leverage new capabilities to explore more effective ways of working.

Breaking down the barriers
A shared learning journey develops understanding within teams, building closer connections and creating an environment of openness.

Learning is embedded in your organisation’s culture and values
Employees are given opportunities to grow and develop while contributing to a culture of learning and continuous improvement.

Programmes tailored to your organisation’s problems and opportunities
Customising the learning programme to meet the specific needs of your context enables a more meaningful and impactful experience and a greater return on investment.


Our impact

We have developed customised programmes for some of New Zealand’s most trusted organisations, including:

  • Datacom
  • DDS IT
  • FirstGas
  • Fisher & Paykel Healthcare
  • Fonterra
  • Healthscope
  • Mercury
  • Placemakers
  • T&G Global Ltd
  • Transpower
  • Westpac
  • Zag



Natalie Dorn“The ability to take time during the Influencing & Negotiation course to put the learnings into practice and relate to real work-scenarios helped anchor in the thinking and principal messages. Having open conversations about the likely challenges to factor in and navigate, then role-play to learn and assess various styles of approach, kept the content interactive and enjoyable. “
Natalie Dorn | Innovation and Strategic Project Manager | Coca-Cola Amatil (N.Z) Ltd



Greg Turrell“Apart from the obvious time and money savings that can be achieved if a large enough group can be formed, there’s also the opportunity to tailor or contextualise the content and strengthen inter-departmental relationships.”
Greg Turrell | Learning and Development Manager | Samsung Electronics New Zealand



Sarah Millard“Susan was clearly very knowledgeable and could easily answer questions and challenge thinking on the spot. She could explain concepts in simple terms that we could understand and could change tack seamlessly.”
Sarah Millard | Chief People Officer | Zag




Learn how we can partner with you

Join the revolution that is creating meaningful impact and building critical capabilities for a better future – contact us now.

Noah GherbremichaelNoah Ghebremichael
Ph: +64 27 3648737
E: noah.ghebremichael@auckland.ac.nz




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