Our Flagship Offering - Elevate Leadership Programme

This is a unique 8-week leadership development programme, delivered over the course of eight months. It brings together established leaders from different kinds of organisations, in an effort to increase the elevation and social impact of all participants.

Programme DNA: how do we create a powerfully unique environment for our participants?

Core Programme Details



18 +

Total Days


Maximum Class Size

Why it’s unique - Leaders Empowering Leaders

All of our cohorts are made up of a mix of cross sectional organisational leaders. This diversity is the ‘secret sauce’ of our leadership development programme. 

Our sponsorship model allows for access and even diversity in each class.

Sponsorship Model

Sponsoring organisations invest $25,000+GST into their leader of choice to participate in the programme. This investment also provides sponsorship for a leader from a For-Purpose organisation.

Want to become a sponsoring organisation?

Our Delivery Partner - The University of Waikato

The University of Waikato  - Waikato Management School is our strategic programme delivery partner of the Elevate Leadership Programme, and is active in leadership research projects. Together, CELF and the University of Waikato craft modern, practical and educational programme materials and activities.

2023 CELF Elevate Leadership Programme

The 2023 CELF Elevate Leadership Development Programme will commence on Tuesday 14 March 2023. 

Who Are Our Alumni?

Meet the people who have participated in our leadership development programme.

“We have met some incredible leaders, worked through some interesting and challenging frameworks. I have learned so much about myself as a leader and how to continue my leadership journey to be both influential and results driven. I have developed a few new concepts for the organisation including our new Wellbeing plan, sustainability practises and redefining how we look at our customer journeys, and how we approach and work with one another. This is just a few of the leadership practises I am utilising but this course has changed my day to day habits, approach to situations and continues to challenge me.”

Kate Rawnsley – GM Commercial, Chiefs Rugby Club

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

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