The National Leadership Centre

The National Leadership Centre helps the country’s most senior public service leaders develop the skills, knowledge and networks required to address society’s most complex strategic challenges.

The Leadership Programme

Our flagship leadership programme brings together 100 of the most senior people across the public sector each year.

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The Network of Peers

We bring together leaders across every sector and region to collaborate and improve  public services.

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Research and Evaluation

The NLC is becoming a global hub of leadership data, high quality research and lessons learned.

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The National Leadership Centre was created by the Government in 2018 to support cross sector leadership, facilitating and supporting people to collaborate on the toughest challenges the country faces.

The scale and complexity of demands on our public services continue to grow. Investing in leadership is an important part of increasing productivity and supporting people to overcome a sense of isolation that often comes with becoming the most senior person of a public sector organisation.