top of page
Business Header.jpg

Emerging Leaders


Develop the tools, skills and mindset
to lead with confidence

Emerging Leaders is an emotional intelligence, communiation and mindset development programme for supervisors, team leaders and front-line managers.

The Programme has been supporting the Food and Fibre sector of New Zealand since 2020.


Read more on Programme Impact.

Programme Aims

The Programme supports current and emerging leaders with the core skills required to understand and manage themselves and others.​

The Programme delivers practical techniques to build a positive mindset, increase resilience, create deeper connections with others and increase performance and accountability.

The training covers all four areas of Emotional Intelligence:


  • Self-awareness: the foundation of emotional intelligence and self-leadership

  • Self-management: understand and manage your emotions to achieve results

  • Social awareness: grow your skills to connect and engage at all levels

  • Relationship management: build trust, influence others, and lead high-performing teams

This programme was initially developed in partnership with the Workplace Design research programme at DairyNZ and has gone on to be delivered to leaders within the Primary sector in New Zealand and Australia.


* Ratings above are based on 88 leaders across NZ (2022)

"I believe this course could benefit everyone whether it be managers, supervisors, and their teams. Especially for the workers who want to climb the ladder and take on more responsibilities within the workplace, because this course teaches really good skills you can use whether at work or at home."

- Programme Participant

Learning Outcomes

  1. Importance of emotional intelligence and a positive mindset at work.

  2. Increased self-awareness of strengths and areas to improve.

  3. Develop a toolkit of strategies that can be used to manage emotions and increase resilience and adaptability.

  4. Effective communication and conflict resolution within a diverse workforce.

  5. Building relationships by understanding others.

  6. Building a high-performing team through the skills of coaching, delegation and accountability.

  7. Increase confidence to handle a variety of situations leading to improved levels of job satisfaction and overall well-being at work.

Programme Details
Programme Aims
Learning Outcomes
Dairy Farmer

"I definitely recommend this course.
A life changer!"

- Participant feedback 2021

Edapp lesson2.png
Screen grab2.JPG


  • Bite-sized daily learning via a smartphone app

  • Peer to Peer workshops

  • Personalised coaching to help you apply the learning to your unique situation

  • 180 feedback survey to assess your strengths and development areas.  

  • Regular support and pastoral care throughout the programme

All participants receive a certificate at the end of the programme to demonstrate the completion of the learning.


Are you the right fit?

To get the most out of this programme, participants should:

  • be currently leading a team or stepping into a leadership position

  • have a genuine desire to develop their leadership skills and mindset

  • be able to navigate technology (both online and smartphone)

  • have a growth mindset and be open to learning 

  • committed to completing the programme*

* To complete the course successfully takes around 15-20 minutes of daily learning (Mon-Fri) over a 3-month period plus five assignments.

Participants are encouraged to keep up with the course by completing the daily bite-sized learning lessons which will aid retention and recall and make learning more manageable.

Are you the right fit?

Effective leaders are great communicators. They can view situations from multiple points of view and build strong relationships based on respect and trust, to drive performance and accountability.

Click the image above to download a summary of participant feedback

Four stages to Transformational Leadership

Four stages
Programme Impact

In the Press

Rural News 25 Oct 2022.jpg

Rural News

October 2022

click image to download article

The Orchardist

September 2022

click image to download article

In the Press
participant feedback

Participant feedback:


"I think everyone should do this training. I have gained so much which has benefitted me greatly both personally and at work. I think this training is especially important for dairy farming, the training has allowed me to better deal with the pressures of farming and working in a diverse workplace."


"For people who have never encountered any of these learnings before it will be very beneficial to their career progression."


"This course improves you as a person."

We are continuously humbled by the transformations we have witnessed and the feedback we receive about the programme. 


Read more reviews on Google

bottom of page