2021 Dunedin Leadership Academy

Leadership Academy

Register now for our August intake

The Otago Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Academy will equip you for leadership within your own organisation, workplace or business.

What is the Leadership Academy?

The Leadership Academy is for people looking at developing their existing leadership experience and who have the potential for holding senior positions and governance roles. The programme also assists participants to be better equipped for leadership within their own organisation/business and the community.

What does the Leadership Academy offer?

The programme consists of eight experiential and reflective learning sessions, and on successful completion participants will have gained a good understanding of what is required to be a significant leader in their own organisation and in the wider business community.

Each of the eight sessions is led by a senior executive from significant Otago based businesses or organisation. Participants benefit from the opportunity to interact with the presenter and build an ongoing connection with them.

How does the Leadership Academy work?

The Academy is held each Friday over a period of eight weeks. Each session is for two hours long active engagement in dialogue is expected. Each Academy cohort is limited to 12 participants.

Who are the Leadership Academy presenters?





Dominique Dowding

Grand Casino

Leadership Cycle


Sarah Ramsay

United Machinists

Emerging Leadership


Megan Gibbons

Otago Polytechnic

Leadership and Personal Development


Sian Sutton

Aurora Energy Limited New Zealand

Importance of Mentors


Sandy Graham

Dunedin City Council

Government Engagement


Richard Roberts

Dunedin Airport

Values Based Leadership


Jason Tibble

Ministry of Social Development

Strategic Leadership - Practical Survival Skills


Justine and Eterei Stonelake 

McDonalds Family Restaurant

Leading a Future Focused Business


2021 Dates:

6 August to 24 September, 2021


$1,500.00 (+GST)

Register here

For more information:

Download the August/September Leadership Academy brochure here.

Phone: 03 479 0181

Email: training@otagochamber.co.nz