Graduates of DWC leadership course ready to apply new skills

08 November 2023
Development West Coast
The 2023 West Coast Leadership Programme wrapped up in Hokitika with nineteen new graduates from a range of West Coast industries and sectors.

Facilitated by Development West Coast (DWC) and delivered by the New Zealand Institute of Management and Leadership (NZIML), the six-month programme held across the Coast included workshops on the core facets of leadership and management.

DWC chair Renee Rooney says the programme offers a unique learning opportunity for new team leaders and those progressing in their careers to build their leadership capabilities, advance their knowledge and deliver results.

“The current pool of graduates is an enthusiastic group who will apply what they have learned to their own careers and businesses,” Rooney says.

Since its launch in 2001, the content of the programme has been constantly evolving to meet the needs of the region. Around 150 West Coasters have now graduated from DWC’s leadership and governance programmes.

West Coast Leadership graduates

Back row: Holly McHugh (WestREAP), Maxine King (Jeff Evans Ltd), Ross Coleman (Jeff Evans Ltd), Michael Saunders (Westroads Ltd), Jeff Evans (Jeff Evans Ltd), Kimberely van Plateringen (Fulton Hogan), Patrick Boot (Fulton Hogan), Matt Tomlin (Westroads Ltd), Kriek Oelofse (Westroads Ltd), Rebecca Pearson (DWC trustee), Renee Rooney (DWC chair)

Front row: Cheri South (Pure Beauty). Craig Fern (Jeff Evans Ltd), Lisa Barbour (WestREAP), Kim Baker (Jeff Evans Ltd), Sarah Birchfield, Madison Jose (WestReef Services), Kali Neame (WestReef Services), Therese La Porte (NZIML)

Absent: Bishow Tripathee (Westroads Ltd), Shelly Mills (Poutini Waiora), Aaron Rees (DWC)

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