"The Strategic Leadership Programme offers a unique opportunity to learn, grow and reflect, taking participants on a journey of self discovery. As the programme unfolded each step built on the one before, revealing insights for both individuals and teams that were powerful and inspirational. This was the 27th time Geoff and his team have run the programme, yet it was fresh and dynamic. I believe that the knowledge gained about leadership and the creation of high performing teams will benefit not only the programme participants but will flow through to their organisations."
General Manager, Human Resources
Maritime New Zealand
"The Strategic Leadership Programme takes you on a journey of discovery about both yourself and how to work with others around you. During the week the programme participants work together so everyone can prepare to Take the Step Up.
Here are my thoughts on how you can get the most from the week long experience:
T Take time to attend - commit to the learning experience
A Ask questions - there are no wrong answers
K Keep positive - leave any baggage at the door
E Enjoy everyone's company - you will make many new friends
T Trust Geoff and his team - they will deliver a fresh positive experience
H Have faith in your ability - that is why you are there
E Experiential learning - take risks and try something new
S Share your experiences with others - we all have something to offer
T Team work - you cannot do this alone
E Enjoy Millbrook - it is a special place
P Participate to the full - to get the most benefit
U Unwind after the course - reflect on the week
P Plan for the future - take action now - make positive changes"
Group Mananger - Financial Control
Manukau City Council New Zealand
"The strategic leadership programme is an amazing opportunity to reflect on your character and build your emotional intelligence. It will provide the tools, "the gems", to step up to a new level of personal achievement, both at work and at home. It achieves this with honest constructive feedback - the most honest coming from yourself, supported by brilliant personal coaches, your team and the whole class. The people who attend the course are top people who have an amazing range of skills, experience and personalities. To walk away as friends with each of them was indeed a treasured privilege.."
Manager Corporate Services
Tararua District Council New Zealand
"The strategic leadership programme exceeded my expectations, and I was expecting a lot. The programme is cleverly constructed so that you and your small syndicate team develop together, to take on each new challenge and learn from the experience.
For me, a key to the programme’s success was the calibre of others who attended and the input they had into my development. The programme is specifically designed with this in mind.
Millbrook provides a wonderful environment to get away from it all and focus on yourself. It is a great chance to reflect on your strengths and successes to date, and opportunities to move yourself forward.
The programme supports you to retain what you have learnt when you step back into normal life. I have been left with a lot of new ideas, thoughts and shared experiences which I continue to reflect on.
Now the challenge is with me to make my new goals a reality."
Head of Finance, Legal and Customer Services
Paymark Electronic Transaction Services Ltd New Zealand