We offer training opportunities throughout Otago, ranging from multi-day programmes/courses to hour-long seminars and workshops.

Our training opportunities are designed to be affordable, practicable and relevant to enable businesses and organisations to grow and succeed. 

Our training courses and workshops are split into the following areas:

  1. Commercial workshops
  2. Not-For-Profit workshops

Please click HERE for our full training calendar and HERE for our Not-For-Profit courses.

We also specialise in bringing together presenters and topics to provide tailored in-house training - please contract our Training Coordinator for more information.



Our commercial training opportunities cover a wide range of areas in key skill areas for roles/positions at all levels - including:

Management Development

Leadership Academy: Our 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 assists the participant to be equipped for leadership within their own organisation/business and the community. Find out more about the Leadership Academy here.

Managing Workplace Conflict: This workshop introduces you to conflict concepts, helpful communication and behavioural strategies, and steps to manage the conflict process more effectively.

Growing Future Leaders: Cultivating teaching to create a positive work environment. This workshop is aimed at those who employ apprentices, interns and junior staff.

Being Well - Enhancing Your Workplace Wellbeing: This workshop takes a look at our understanding of mental health in the workplace and how leaders can create a work environment that promotes employee mental health and wellbeing.  It explores the initial steps leaders can take toward creating an optimum work environment for wellbeing and how to respond to mental health concerns.

Resilient Leadership Support: As a leader, learn how to successfully support your teams and develop them further into high-performing units.

Project Management

We facilitate training for the popular PRINCE2structured project management method and practitioner certification programme. 

Project Management - PRINCE 2™ Foundation Course:  This three-day Foundation course covers the full PRINCE2™ curriculum delivered through presentations, discussions, exercises and exam practice.  The course runs from 8.30am to 5.00pm with a recommended additional 2 hours of exam practice each evening.  The course is fast-paced to give you as much knowledge as possible.

Project Management – PRINCE 2™ Practitioner Course: The two-day Practitioner course follows the Foundation course and uses scenario-based training focusing on the application of PRINCE2™ under different project environments and scenarios. Review and revision sessions of all PRINCE2™ elements are included throughout the training.


How to Slay Your Dragons: Developed to increase your knowledge of the fundamentals of an effective sales process.  Achieve fantastic results by learning how to slay your sales dragons.

Sales Management: Look at planning strategies and systems for your salespeople to help you and your team gain the information that you need around targets, budgets and KPI’s.

10 Hot Tips for Networking: This 60-minute session is full of handy tips for maximising networking opportunities.

Personal and Workplace Development

Effective Communication:  Learn how to be a more effective communicator in the workplace, identify potentially difficult situations and defuse them.

Manage Your Time More Effectively: This workshop focuses on the basic structures and behaviours needed to achieve excellent time management.  It includes self- assessment, an interactive presentation of the key concepts, and simple systems that work.

Writing for Business and Workplace Success: This workshop will lead you through a series of hands-on, practical tasks that will build your writing confidence and skill.

Enhancing Workplace Communication: This workshop explores the part we play in the communication process, identifies potential communication barriers and introduces active listening skills and other strategies to more effectively communicate, especially during difficult situations.

Mastering Presentation and Speaking Techniques: Ideal for those want to make their presentations more relatable and understandable.

Presenting Online: Learn how to start your presentations with solid content and then it build into a winning story that you’ll use to connect with your audience.

Master PowerPoint: Gain key tools and techniques which result in more memorable and impactful presentations.



We provide ongoing business training designed to assist Not-for-Profit organisations to improve performance and achieve successful outcomes.

Workshops include:

  • Accounting for Non-Accountants
  • Conflict management
  • Courageous conversations
  • Effective communication
  • Essentials for managing staff
  • Governance, strategic planning
  • Treasurer’s responsibilities
  • Social media
  • Carer Fatigue 

Our Not-For-Profit workshops are targeted at not-for-profit organisations and are generously subsidised by the Otago Community Trust.  However, these workshops are also suitable for all kinds of organisations and open to commercial businesses at a non-subsidised rate.

If you work for a Not-For-Profit organisation and would like to attend one of our commercial training courses, please contact us as we would be happy to arrange a special rate for you.  

Click HERE for full list of our Not-For-Profit training workshops.

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Many of our training courses (including Not-For-Profit) can be run in-house at your business. We also specialise in bringing together presenters and topics tailored to your business needs. For more information please contact our Training Coordinator


For more information:

If you have any questions about the training we provide, would like to register on a course/workshop or would like to discuss your in-house training needs, please contact us:

Phone: 03 479 0181