Wed 2 Sep 2020

'Work-friendly' leadership course gets Young Professional's approval

For Taranaki Young Professionals member Laura Campbell, studying First Line Management at WITT means she can learn about effective leadership in a way that fits around her job.

Speaking to The Most FM alongside tutor Carol Curtin this week, Laura sang the praises of the leadership course, saying she’s gaining valuable leadership skills that she’s able to put into practice every day in her role at Puke Ariki Museum.

“The programme is inclusive, forward-thinking and practical,” she said. “I am learning a lot about myself and how I can be a strong leader in the Arts & Culture sector in Aotearoa.”

The New Zealand Certificate in Business (First Line Management) is a part-time programme delivered over 18 weeks, available to individuals on campus as well as being offered as a workplace-based professional development course. The programme covers three modules, each involving two days of face-to-face workshops.

Laura said the flexibility of the First Line Management programme, paired with the support of her workplace, made it a convenient way to upskill.

"It's ‘work-friendly’ for those of us working full-time but still wanting to upskill in our chosen careers," she said.

"The course challenges you to think in broader terms about management styles and gives you confidence to be a strong leader or team member in your workplace.”

First Line Management started on earlier this week in South Taranaki and the next intake in New Plymouth starts on 14 September.

“If you’re passionate about leading a team, I fully recommend giving this course a go.”


Find out more about the New Zealand Certificate in Business (First Line Management) here.

Pictured: Student Laura Campbell and tutor Carol Curtin