Introducing the CELF Elevate Programme

The Community and Enterprise Leadership Foundation (CELF) offers a part-time, 9-month leadership development programme to connect and elevate leaders across all sectors and industries within the Waikato. The CELF Elevate Programme is built around 3 core principles:

Integrative Leadership

Understanding of self and others. Leadership is demonstrated through the application of your character and values.

Impact Through High-Performing Teams

A leader’s influence moves beyond individuals to teams. Leadership within high-performing teams is distributed and shared.

Importance Of Leadership Capital

This programme builds your leadership capital by linking you with leaders across multiple sectors and communities.

Our Programme By Numbers

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Key Programme Features

Here is what you can expect on the CELF Elevate Programme

Access to short-courses

As a sponsor, participant, and Alumni you get free access to short-courses such as finance, social media, and PR

Delivered by Subject Matter Experts

Our strategic partnership with the University of Waikato, Waikato Management School we ensure all content is aligned with the latest management research and leadership concepts

Experiential Field Trips

Up to 10 individual site visits to learn and observe community-based projects at work, including a two-day field trip

Pragmatic Workshops

All workshops are action-orientated and offer tangible and pragmatic ways to apply and integrate insights into life and business

High Quality Mentoring

A senior Waikato leader will be paired with each participant as a mentor; offering constructive guidance & feedback

Practical Learning Environment

Participants identify & work on their own projects, applying skills gained & solidifying their learning by doing

Deep Transfer of Knowledge

The programme ensures balanced participation from all sectors (public, business, not-for-profit, and charitable trusts)

StrengthsFinder Assessment & Coaching

Personality, team strength, social intelligence & leadership style assessments with coaching

Still have questions?

We’re here to help you determine if the CELF Elevate Programme is for you – either as a participant or a sponsor.

Check out our detailed CELF Programme Brochure for further information.