CANCELLED (Low numbers) Emerging Leaders in Planning (2 Day)

REGISTRATIONS CLOSE - Monday 10th August

Practical Leadership for Planners – a workshop for emerging leaders in the planning profession.

This workshop has been running successfully for the past eight years. Planners need to be leaders – people who can influence and inspire others to achieve an outcome. It offers emerging leaders the opportunity to develop their own personal leadership style and practice useful tools and techniques that enable leaders to get results through others. Examples and stories relate to planning and local government requirements.

Young planners in their late 20s and thirties who need to manage various project planning meetings, community groups or who have responsibility for others at work. Those in their 40’s and 50’s who have not had any formal training or development could also benefit. Also planners who may need to stand in as leader occasionally or who aspire to a more permanent leadership role in future.


  • A framework for leadership action
  • The four stages of age related leadership development
  • Building emotional control and understanding motivation of self and others
  • Knowing your own and others thinking type
  • Becoming aware of the effect of two critical personality traits
  • •Using your own unique approach to leadership
  • Practice applying some group process tools that help guide a successful meeting
  • Applying practical techniques to successfully facilitate a group, team or public meeting
  • Developing confidence in very diverse groups with more senior members than yourself

  • A simple framework that is filled in by examples and stories from Leigh Auton – a planner who became the CEO
  • Each participant will receive personal Leadership profiles for their development planning
  • Stories from workshop members
  • Practical exercises and discussion
  • Fun and a chance to get to know other planners with similar challenges

Leigh has extensive local government experience including being a former Chief Executive of Manukau City Council. He has a passion for planning, strategic thinking and good governance. He has been involved in issues at national, regional and local levels in New Zealand.

Janis has more than 30 years experience advising senior executives across many organisations spanning central and local Government, the private and not-for-profit sectors. A social anthropologist, Janis also uses her personal knowledge of neuroscience to add to her considerable leadership experience. She has been an executive leader and now enjoys mentoring others including individuals, companies and boards.

NOTE - If you are interested in attending a workshop please register early to ensure it goes ahead. Minimum numbers are required for a workshop to run. This generally ensures there is sufficient people to allow different experience and views to be part of the discussion within the course setting. Registration deadline is normally two weeks prior to the event (depending on the venue). Thank you.
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27/08/2020 - 28/08/2020
08:30:00 - 17:00:00
TBC, Hamilton, Waikato
All Planners
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