New Zealand Leadership Institute

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New Zealand Leadership Institute

In 2003 the Business School joined with a group of enlightened national organisations to launch the New Zealand Leadership Institute in an innovative partnership committed to lifting the quality of leadership in New Zealand.

The New Zealand Leadership Institute (NZLI) is one of only eight recognised university level institutes at the University of Auckland. Since its inception the Institute has firmly established itself as fully integrated and committed to leadership research and leadership development - both in New Zealand and internationally.

In now reaching its ten-year milestone, NZLI has contributed significantly to leadership research, literature, learning and development that has encompassed more than 100 journal articles, books, book chapters and conference paper publications.

Current funded research projects with critical and practical relevance to our times include, "Governance in Times of Crisis", "Embedding Leadership and its Development in the Context of Healthcare" and "Promoting Leadership-in-Governance".

Leadership development designed and delivered by NZLI continues to be at the cutting edge of bridging the gap between theory and practice - to build leadership capacity for our organisations and communities adapting to our complex and dynamic world. Bespoke and open leadership programmes for public and private sector organisations and communities focus on development for the shared leadership work of connected individuals and interdependent groups.

Dr Lester Levy is the founding Director of NZLI and Adjunct Professor of Leadership at the University of Auckland Business School. Dr Brigid Carroll, senior lecturer in the department of Management and International Business is Director of Research and Joline Francoeur is Leadership Development Director.

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