Executive Leadership Programme

The Executive Leadership Programme has three parts:

360 Assessment: Understand where you're at

This assessment enables you to benchmark yourself against a model of world-class executive health and safety leadership. You will get feedback on your strengths and practical suggestions to lift your performance.

What happens

  • You are assessed against a model of world-class executive health and safety leadership created for the Forum by consultancy Leading Safety, and based on international and New Zealand research. 
  • You complete a self-assessment, and ask people who report to you, and who you report to, to assess your leadership. Assessments are completed online and, to ensure strict confidentiality, are sent directly to Leading Safety
  • Results are provided back to you in an easy-to-read report that highlights your strengths, and recommends practices to strengthen your health and safety leadership.

Two-day course: Develop your leadership

On this course you will develop the mind-sets and practices of a leader committed to health and safety. You will come away with an understanding of what world-class executive health and safety leadership 'looks like' on a day-to-day basis.

What happens

  • Learn about practices and mind-sets that demonstrate effective health and safety leadership, and receive 'how to' guides summarising key techniques discussed at the course.
  • Share experiences, challenges and success stories with other leaders who share your challenges. 
  • Hear the latest thinking on executive health and safety leadership, including 'Safety II' thinking and practices.

We run CEO/Managing Director-only courses, and separate courses for General Managers/Executives in significant people-leadership roles. Courses are limited to 16 participants. All participants complete the 360 Assessment prior to the course.

Follow-up session: Create a personal action plan

After completing the assessment and/or course you will have a one-on-one follow-up session with Leading Safety. This session will help you create a personal action plan that is right-sized for you and your business. Ongoing mentoring support is also available.

In addition: General Manager course

In addition to our CEO-only courses, we run separate courses for General Managers/Executives with significant people-leadership/operational responsibilities.

Register now

The cost of the Executive Leadership Programme is $3,000 (excl. gst). This includes the course, the 360 Assessment and the follow-up session.

Register now for CEO-only programme                                                                                



Register now for General Manager programme



Kevin MaloneyKevin Maloney 
Former Managing Director, Methanex New Zealand

"I did the 360 assessment with my entire leadership team and I would thoroughly recommend this. The programme provided some great insights, not only for my own personal strengths and weaknesses, but also as an overall assessment of where we stood as a leadership team."

Wayne McNeeWayne McNee 

"I got a lot of value out of the Forum’s Executive Leadership Programme, including being able to learn from the experiences of other leaders in health and safety."

Peter MoorePeter Moore 
General Manager Livestock, PGG Wrightson

"The 360 assessment was very useful in getting an external view on where I was on the health and safety leadership journey. The feedback enabled me to adjust my style in some areas and reinforced what I am doing well."

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