Leadership Step-Up Programme

For Senior Leaders seeking to step up their leadership and accelerate their careers

As a senior leader within an organisation, you face a unique set of challenges. Not only do you need to inspire and engage your team, you need to influence above and across the organisation to get things done.

The Leadership Step-Up Programme is an immersive, experiential 6-day leadership programme that focuses on developing an understanding of your leadership now and provide insights to unlock your leadership potential. It is designed to make you a more effective leader in your current role and prepare you for success in your future career.


Lead Self

Understand your own innate leadership strengths, blind-spots and working style preferences.

Gain insight into your leadership through the lens of others – your boss, colleagues and feedback from your peers on the programme.

Develop confidence in who you are as a leader and set clear goals that will improve your influence and accelerate your career.

Understand how to better influence ‘your boss’ and senior executives within your organisation.

Lead Others

Understand the strengths, blind-spots and working style preferences of others in order to connect, communicate, engage and influence more effectively.

Experience the development and impact of a high-performing team.

Establish a close network of peers from a range of organisations, roles and sectors.

Apply an evidence-based view of team effectiveness.

Lead Organisations

Apply an international award-winning strategy case process to a written case study and present to a ‘mock panel’ of experienced executives.

Understand how to effectively lead change in your organisation

Develop the skills to influence strategy and its implementation

Take an evidence-based view of strategic people leadership and culture.

Who is it for?

Senior Leaders who attend the Step-Up Programme are often;

  • New senior leaders or experienced senior leaders seeking to refresh their leadership. 
  • Those with a succession plan for a senior executive role.
  • Specialists roles (such as Project Managers or Senior Policy/Advisory Roles) who work up, down & across an organisation.
  • Direct reports to the CEO in a small or medium-sized business. 
  • Those that have been identified as emerging high potential leaders.

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Programme Details

Programme Length

6 Days


New Zealand,

Hilton Resort, Queenstown

Mercure Hotel, Queenstown

Class Size

15-25 Participants

ISL Team

  • 1 Programme Director
  • 3-5 Executive Coaches

Programme Dates 2023/24

  • LP 76: 11-16 Feb 2024 (Programme Full) - Hilton
  • LP 77: 26-31 May 2024 (5 spots available) - Hilton
  • LP 78: 15-20 Sep 2024 - Hilton
  • LP 79: 17 - 22 Nov 2024 - Hilton

Cost (NZD)

  • Programme Fees $11,770
  • Meals & Accommodation $1,800 at Doubletree Hilton, Queenstown, NZ
    $1,940 at Mercure Hotel, Queenstown, NZ
  • Post-Programme Coaching $2,640 for 6 Monthly Sessions

*All prices exclude GST.

Ready to enrol?

Ready to take the leadership step up and accelerate your career?