CILTNZ Programme Feedback from Previous Participants

Our participants tell of their experiences with the Programme:

  • “It’s not often you get the opportunity to look closely at yourself, but it’s an important part of refining your leadership skills to take time to do this. Self reflection is an important part of any leader’s journey.” (Geoff Finnerty, South Port)
  • You promised a journey and you delivered. The course is professionally designed and presented, and offered leadership lessons in a manner filled with genuine passion, warmth and sincererity . I know the experience has made me a better person – people have told me they see a change – I assume they mean for the better ? I can’t thank you enough.” (Les Fleming, Port of Tauranga)
  • This programme should be compulsory to all managers, this is a fantastic programme that gave me more than I could have imagined. Thank you Jo and Vicky.” (Aleisha Hunt, Netlogix)
  • “When I was first asked to go on this course, my initial thoughts were that I’m too busy to be away from work for 10 days over a 4 month period. I was struggling with work and getting extremely stressed. I knew that something had to change but was too busy to make a change. A work colleague who had been on this program the previous year encouraged me to attend. The Leaders for the Future Programme challenged me like no other course. I approached the program with an open mind and was thrown out of my comfort zone from day one. This course has reignited my passion for my job, and it’s given me confidence and self-belief. I know who I am and what I stand for.” (Mark Babbington, Napier Port)
  • “I have learnt so much about myself on this program and now know I am not an impostor and do belong where I am at. I will as a manager strive to be true to myself, give things a go and always know that good leadership takes practice!!.” (Peter MacLean, C3 Wellington)
  • “The CILT leadership course gave me a greater understanding of the qualities and characteristics of what makes a great leader. Throughout the course we were fortunate enough to have time with inspirational and influential leaders in various aspects of the NZ transport and logistics field who were open and insightful on their journey and what has made them or their organisations successful. The greatest value personally from the course was exposure to tools and techniques that have made me understand myself better, so I can now become a more confident leader. I recommend the course to anyone who owns a company, cares about their people, and wants to become the best leader they can be.” (Jackie Carroll, Tranzliquid Logistics)
  • “I have learnt to be courageous and trusting – I have identified and grounded my values – and am comfortable that they align with my employer and my team – I am able to come from a place of authenticity when talking about the vision of our future – I can see how this has changed my approach with the team and their approach with me. ” (Ellise Connelly, Contract Logistics)
  • “I learned so much about my strengths and weaknesses as a leader, not to mention a good look at what made me who I am today. I walk away with a powerful set of initiatives to effect positive change to my team and myself – to truly be a Leader for the Future.” (Richard Moorcroft, Express Couriers)
  • “The programme has forced me to think about who I am, where I have come from, and where I want to go in my career. As a result I have far more clarity around my strengths and weaknesses as a leader, and what I need to do to achieve my goals.” (Richard Cross, Ministry of Transport)
  • “Probably the best leadership programme I have ever attended, certainly the focus on personal development and not just the technical parts of leadership. The time spent exploring the part each of our life stories has to play in our leadership approach was refreshing.” (Murray Holt, St John)
  • “The programme has been a huge learning experience.  It has helped me clarify my values and what is important to me, as well as greatly increase my self-awareness and my impact on others.  It has given me clear insight into what it means to be a leader and provided learnings that I know will stay with me for life and will be referred back to often.” (Tom Wain, C3 Tauranga)

All participants from this year and from previous years would be happy to talk about their experiences with anyone who is contemplating applying for the Programme in 2019.