The next application round will be held in mid-2023. See Key Dates below for more details.
Are you a thinker, an innovator, community leader, artist, changemaker or activist? We are looking for leaders in all areas of life who want to make a difference and drive the New Zealand-Asia relationship. If you want to be surrounded by globally-minded Kiwis passionate about making Aotearoa a better place and connecting with Asia, then this is the place for you!
The Leadership Network is New Zealand’s best Asia-focused leadership network. We support emerging and established leaders who are interested in developing their engagement with Asia. By joining the network you will be gain access to a range of opportunities to develop your leadership and professional skills to help you become a confident, empathetic and dynamic leader.
As a member, you will have access to a range of funded opportunities, including:
Growing your leadership skills
By hosting events, speaking on panels, or taking part in leadership training.
By being part of our group offshore visits, or by applying for our travel grant.
Attending onshore events
Short, targeted events that provide leadership and professional development and the opportunity to expand your Asia knowledge.
Connecting with other members
Through many opportunities, including networking events, a mentorship programme, and randomised one-on-one connection catchups.
Members can apply to join the Leadership Network advisory board, acting as the voice of the network while gaining board experience.
Access to special events
Opportunities provided by other organisations nationally and internationally, which we are then able to pass onto network members.
Past opportunities have included a Te Ao Māori Hui, that allowed members to learn more about Tikanga Māori, a Wellbeing Hui, that looked at how to be a leader in the space of health and wellbeing, and a Japan Hui, that took 16 members to Japan for a week to explore and learn more about the country.
As a member, you will be expected to be engaged throughout the year by attending events and making the most of the opportunities provided to members. This is a great network and an amazing opportunity to grow as a leader, but does come with expectations around appropriately representing the network and engaging regularly.