To achieve our long-term goals we need to work to maintain the strength, capability and integrity of the Play, Active Recreation and Sport system. To this end we are committed to enhancing the leadership capability of the system. For more detail about the programme please see the prospectus.

Who is this for:

CEOs or those leading larger business units

Executive leaders in the Play, Active Recreation and Sport Sector with approximately 1-5 years' experience with a desire to learn from others in the sector and share own insights.

What you will get out of it:

A high-quality development experience, based on the Puna Framework, the map for leadership in the sector

Deep relationships with a diverse cohort of leaders

Raised awareness of the current state and understanding of the way forward for your organisation

An opportunity to reflect and take time and space to work on yourself and how you lead at work, home, and in the communities you operate within

A clear direction forward to make transformational progress

A vision and strategy to take control of your ongoing development post-programme

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The Programme

Each module involves five elements; a Prepare workout, the Topic Workshop, An Action and Reflection Workout, On Job Action, and a Share and Reflect session.
  • Prepare for your leadership Journey (Face to face)
  • Harnessing the Power of Us (Virtual)
  • Understanding You (Virtual)
  • Serving Your Community (Virtual)
  • Sustaining Your Development (Face to face)


To find out more information about Te Au Hihiri download the prospectus below.

Download Prospectus


Cohort One: October 2023 to April 2024

Cohort Two: 2025 Dates TBC