"To build future leaders from all walks of life who can reimagine a stronger Waikato from a social, environmental, cultural and economic perspective. These leaders take charge of their lives while influencing others positively, resulting in a significant contribution to Waikato communities, society, and New Zealand as a whole."
At the very core of the Community & Enterprise Leadership Foundation (CELF) is collaboration.
For us to craft the most modern, agile, and impactful leadership development programme for the Waikato, we wanted to partner with an educational institute that could deliver.
Together with the University of Waikato, CELF created the CELF Elevate Leadership Programme with a sponsorship model that offers any Waikato community leader an opportunity to grow.
The University of Waikato - Waikato Management School is our strategic partner in delivering the programmes CELF offers and is active in leadership research projects. Together, we are crafting modern, agile, and practical educational material and activities.
In every programme we offer – current and future – a sponsor (local business) secures two seats.
Over the last 4 years, we have made significant impact to multiple sectors within the Waikato.
Every year, our vision grows through our Alumni as they harness their new skills and network.
The Community & Enterprise Leadership Foundation (CELF) leadership team has been carefully curated to combine the experience and wisdom of business and community leaders, subject matter experts, and researchers to constantly examine our work and the regional relevance.
We simply wouldn’t be here at all without our team of supportering partners!