The North Canterbury Leadership Series 2020

30th July
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This six part Leadership series, developed for ENC and aimed at businesses who really want to push their businesses forward, provides business owners and leaders with practical knowledge on how to inspire your team towards tangible business improvements.

This course goes beyond what has been previously provided and will give you a greater depth of skills and fresh thinking to build an effective and highly successful team.

This course is aimed at business owners and managers and will also extend the knowledge of those who have attended previous management or leadership programmes at ENC.

This is a 'hands-on' course so is not available for remote attendance via video-conferencing.


This course is registered with the New Zealand Trade and Enterprise business training subsidy scheme and your business may be eligible for a discount of up to 50% on the cost. . 

You may also choose to include one-on-one coaching with the presenter at an additional $200+GST per hour which may also be eligible for subsidy.

Contact us to find out more


30th July 2020, 9.00am - 1.00pm

Set the foundation for your leadership style. This module will help you to assess your strengths and weaknesses as leader and help you to develop a management style that is effective and comfortable for you.

Setting this foundation will grow you into a leader instead of a boss, and will drive your staff to want to achieve business goals rather than just follow instructions.

  • What great leaders actually do
  • The 4 stages of team development and your focus at each stage
  • Understanding different team dynamics
  • Being balanced in your focus with tasks, teams and individuals


6th August 2020, 9.00am - 1.00pm

Learn to adopt different leadership styles depending on the situation. In this module you will learn how to engage your team and individuals in planning, setting and achieving goals in a motivational and engaging manner. 

You will gain tools to help you to analysis your current situation, establish goals, plan the steps to achieve them and learn how to engage your teams in this process so that team achievement becomes the team focus. 

  • The 4 situational leadership styles
  • Developing competence and commitment
  • Identifying team maturity
  • Empowering teams to get involved
  • Planning – assessing your current position (SWOT), defining your goals and anticipating potential walls


20 August 2020, 9.00am - 1.00pm

Change happens. It’s the 21st century.  It seems that the stress of the new affects most people in every age. So the trick is not to resist it, but to go with it. The real problem for the leader is getting over the resistance of those who don’t want to change. 

Change management requires thoughtful planning and sensitive implementation as well as consultation with, and involvement of, the people affected by the changes. We all know that if we force change on people, problems arise.

In this module we will explore how to manage change effectively and introduce you to you some tools and concepts to assist you in managing change in your workplace.

  • Constructive versus destructive change management
  • The 3 levels of change
  • Why people resist change
  • Force field analysis
  • Working with the 4 stages of change
  • Engaging factors


3rd September 2020, 9.00am - 1.00pm

When team communication skills are strong, it raises the chance that good ideas and best practices will be shared openly. Teams that can establish an open, positive and supportive environment among team members are in a better position to hear those good ideas and learn from the best practices of the group. 

In this module we look at the art of communication. We examine patterns of communication and discuss core communication skills you can use to create healthy and positive relationships in your workplace.  

  • Organisational communication patterns
  • Interpersonal and intentional communication
  • Visual and vocal awareness
  • Listening skills
  • Giving feedback to others 


17th September 2020, 9.00am - 1.00pm

Reducing and resolving conflict is an essential leadership skill. It is inevitable that conflict will occur and each person has their own natural strategy when dealing with conflict. Some strategies are more effective than others and in this module we explore different types of conflict and methods to resolve them. A great leader can turn a conflict situation into an opportunity for change and you will be taught the tactics for achieving this goal.

  • Positive and constructive behaviours
  • Stages of conflict
  • 5 Conflict resolution styles
  • Handling one on one conflict
  • Handling conflict between others 


1st October 2020, 9.00am - 1.00pm

Managing performance requires us to reconcile caring for and developing our people whilst ensuring that business aims are achieved. Managing performance requires us to strike a balance between compassion and accountability.

Good modern leaders strive to balance these two areas according to the situations in which performance needs managing. Being able to assess situations and adapt our response is vital to managing people. If we manage people well, we manage performance well too.

  • Factors affecting motivation and ability to learn
  • Conscious competence learning
  • Assessing development needs
  • Formally managing poor performance
  • Essential feedback skills 


Victoria Barkway 
Bold Consultancy Ltd

Victoria BarkwayVictoria has over 17 years experience in people and performance development operating in both the United Kingdom and New Zealand. Victoria specialises in the design, delivery and evaluation of management, leadership, supervision, sales and service programmes.  

Victoria has trained in all sectors (private, government and corporate) across a broad spectrum of industries and brings an in-depth knowledge and experience offering informative, highly practical and motivational training.  Victoria works in-house with organisations around New Zealand, is totally committed to helping individuals reach their potential, and assists organisations to achieve their business objectives through the development of their people.


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