We are not alone

Our partners help make the work we do at CELF possible. We are honoured to have these incredible partners supporting and enabling CELF’s leadership development programme.

Delivery Partner

The University of Waikato

The University of Waikato is committed to delivering a world-class education and research portfolio. With around 13,000 students and 1,500 staff, we offer a distinctive and rewarding university experience, while pursuing strong international links to advance knowledge.


Programme Partners


APL have been successfully designing, developing and manufacturing windows and doors for the New Zealand building industry since 1971. We have evolved into a large company, creating roles for like-minded people up and down the country. 


Active Site Partners

Active Site Partners was founded in 2019 from the joining forces of two companies. ASP is a Waikato owned and operated business using experienced scaffolders to provide scaffolding, nets and fencing to residential and commercial projects around the Waikato. With greater scale we provide have more equipment to provide a better service regardless of the job.



We’re the bank for New Zealand

We’ve been helping our customers make their goals a reality for over 150 years, and now we’re working with them to redesign banking for the future.



At Fosters, we provide our clients with a complete service, providing a Full Cycle of Property. To ensure this happens, we developed a business model to look after our clients’ property requirements from beginning to end. The success of the model is evident within the companies which now form part of the Foster Group. Each business now forms an important part of the full-service offering Fosters provides.


Power Farming

Power Farming Holdings Limited (PFG) is a fully independent and privately-owned group of companies who have a three-generation history of serving the New Zealand and Australian tractor and machinery markets. In 2017 PFG expanded its international footprint by securing the exclusive distribution rights to Deutz-Fahr tractors in the USA.


Prolife Foods

Prolife Foods is a global food company based in New Zealand. We have an exciting portfolio of FMCG brands, market-leading Self Selection products, and a vertically integrated honey production capability.


Schick Civil Construction

Any lasting structure has to be built on solid foundations. Since 1986 our commitment to delivering on time, on budget, on spec and safely, has helped us build an organisation whose unconditional focus is on providing excellent,  end to end solutions at any scale, large or small.


Trinity Lands

Trinity Lands was
established from the merger of three foundational trusts, Lichfield Lands, Longview and Hillview Trusts. The founding directors dreamt that they could establish a farming business for doing good in the community. The Trinity purpose is driven by faith and a shared objective of never tiring of doing good in our community.


WEL Energy Trust

WEL Energy Trust was formed in 1993 as a one-third shareholder of WEL Networks Ltd, which is the electricity distribution business operating in the Waikato region. WEL Networks Ltd also holds an 85% shareholding in Waikato Networks Limited (WNL) which owns 100% of Ultrafast Fibre Limited (UFF). The Trust now holds 100% ownership of WEL Networks Ltd, with all customer shares being acquired in 1999. 


Supporting Partners

Courtney Haines Communications Consulting

Whether you are launching a new service, starting a new business, or you just want some help getting your communications back on track, I engage with people to help them communicate effectively and with confidence.

Need to get to the bottom of some important pieces of communication in a hurry? I have designed a suite of workshops to help you quickly and easily get to the bottom of your key areas of communication.


Kinetik Visual Communications

A collective of visual alchemists and strategists.

Kinetik Visual Communications


At KPMG, we are focused on fuelling the prosperity of New Zealand – for the benefit of all New Zealanders. It’s why we’re passionate about helping New Zealand’s businesses succeed, the public sector to achieve more, and our communities to grow.

This is more than a goal - it’s our reason for being.


People in Mind

Business is about people. Many businesses know that their staff are an important link in the business process, but how many know how important they are as business owners to that employment process. Owning a business is a challenge anytime. Knowing you have the support of an experienced HR Advisor can be the difference between looking forward to the challenge and dreading it. And when it comes to employment relations, People in Mind is the answer!


Thank you to our partners for supporting our mission to grow a stronger Waikato.

Are you ready to be a part of transforming your community through leadership?

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