What We Do

Our Flagship Offering

Elevate Leadership Programme

This is a unique 8-week leadership development programme in Waikato, 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.

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.

Programme DNA

How We Create a Powerfully Unique Environment For Our Participants

Core Programme Details



18 +

Total Days


Maximum Class Size

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?

Elevate Leadership Programme

2025 Applications Now Open!

CELFie Testimonial

"We met some incredible leaders and 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 new concepts,  including a well-being plan, and sustainability practices, and redefined how we approach and work with one another. This course changed my day-to-day habits, approach to situations and continues to challenge me."

Kate Rawnsley – Class of 2020

Our Delivery Partner

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.

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


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