“We were very happy to have Kyran and his team in our organisation. Developing leaders and leadership competencies is a priority for us. The workshops, the workplace application tools and especially the buddy system all meshed together nicely to give us a complete learning package. I feel that the whole programme has brought us closer together as a team.” (Lindsay McKenzie, CEO)


Management Group Leadership Development Programme

Tasman District Council (TDC) engaged us to administer a 360 review (against their leadership competencies framework) with their 23 Tier 1-3 leaders, and then to design and deliver a programme that addressed the priority behaviours revealed by the reviews. Selected people received individual feedback about their report findings.

Leadership Masterclasses

In parallel to the Management Group Leadership Development Programme delivery, Leadership Masterclasses were provided to the Tier 4 leaders, to familiarise them with people leadership behaviours in preparation for future roles.

Coordinators and Seniors Leadership Development Programme

TDC also engaged us to deliver this programme for 32 Tier 4 leaders. It consisted of a 360o review against their competencies framework, two one-day workshops, and workplace application support using our Action Learning Tool.

High Performance Work Initiative Programme

TDC joined our 2015-16 HPWI programme, co-funded by Callaghan Innovation, which comprised 10 facilitated half-day workshops to execute ODI’s 10 Levers for High Performance Work diagnostic. The council then selected and executed two consultancies to improve two levers:

Management Systems and Practices

The principal consultancy outcome has been introduction of a value-based model for evaluating the worth of potential innovation initiatives, and enabling prioritisation of them in the operational workflow. The model is being piloted in an IT project to rebuild TDC's website into a more customer-centric form, with enhanced functionality to obtain client input and feedback on council deliveries.

Culture and Climate

The principal consultancy output was a draft Culture Implementation Plan leveraged off the refreshed Purpose and Values, also outputs from the consultancy. This has now been finalised, action responsibilities identified and progress is taking place across each of the five elements of the plan. The council will continue implementing the plan and is extremely pleased with the new resource and with its rollout across the organisation.

Building Teams with Belbin

Desirée Williamson facilitated half-day workshops for two TDC teams. Prior to the workshop, participants and their team members undertook an online Belbin Team Roles diagnostic. The workshop then included a debrief of the results and development of new teamwork practices.

Coaching Skills

Kathryn Jackson facilitated four coaching skills workshops which included a half-day follow-up six months after the workshops.


Tamika Simpson and Carol Howard have provided monthly coaching for a Tier 2 leader. The outcome to date has been improved workflow management and some restoration of work-life balance.

Process Improvement Consultancy

Carol Howard provided facilitation and consultancy services within a single workstream (Tiers 2-4) to assist with improving workflow and task allocation.

SMT Strategic Leadership Consultancy

Roger Lewis provided facilitation and consultancy services to support the senior management team to focus on strategic priorities and to work more effectively as a team.

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