It Starts With A Belief
At CELF, we believe in the positive impact that connected, responsible leaders have on their community.
Belief in Action
Elevate Leadership Programme
We know that supporting leadership is one of the fastest ways to help leaders effect change in their communities.
Our flagship leadership development programme is a unique 8-week experience, spread over 8-months. It brings together established leaders from across multiple organisations in an effort to increase the elevation and social impact of all participants.
Kylie Leonard, Class of 2019 & CELF Alumni Leader of the Year 2022, shares her leadership insights.
Kylie Leonard's journey through the Elevate Leadership Programme was sponsored by Tompkins Wake in 2019.
Her progress since then has been nothing short of inspirational.
Is This Programme For You?
Elevate Your Leadership
Learnings & connections
What will I achieve?
Full Interview. Why?
Why It Matters
CELF was founded by business and community leaders who recognised that healthy businesses are empowered by healthy communities - and vice versa. They saw that by working together to foster socially responsible leaders, there was an opportunity to transform our region for the better.
CELF was founded by individuals convinced that healthy communities are empowered by healthy businesses. Since our first cohort, we have only become more convinced of the importance of this.
That’s why it’s our mission to grow as many socially responsible leaders through our Waikato leadership development programme as possible.
Are you interested in being a sponsored leader?
Do you want to grow leadership capability?
Do you want your organisation to benefit from fresh perspectives and refined strategies?
Do you want additional training and resources so that you can better serve your community?
Are you interested in being a sponsor?
Do you want to create time and space to learn from experts and fellow leaders?
Do you want to invest in the community that your business was built from?
Do you want your investment to have significant impact?
The Ripple Initiative
The Ripple initiative provides opportunity for CELF alumni to pay it forward by investing in the next generation of transformational leaders.
Support another leader in their journey through the CELF Elevate Leadership Programme and enjoy watching them grow in their leadership capability.
Your donation to the Ripple Initiative will contribute towards a sponsored seat in the programme.
Our target is to fund at least two places on the Elevate Leadership Programme each year.
“We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop." - Mother Theresa
We Are Not Alone
Our supporting partners help make the work we do at CELF possible. We are honoured to have these incredible partners supporting and enabling CELF’s leadership journey.
Interested in becoming a CELF Sponsor?