Public Health Leadership Programme 2019 Wednesday, 12 June 2019

The Public Health Leadership Programme (PHLP) 2019

Be inspired and focused to make a difference in public health, and have the skills and courage to act ………...


The Public Health Leadership Programme (PHLP)is designed for people working in public health. The programme is funded by the Ministry of Health and has been developed following extensive consultation with the sector.PHLPbuilds leadership competencies identified as important for leaders in public health. The programme has been developed by Catapult (leadership and organisational performance specialists) and Quigley and Watts (public health specialists).

PHLPallows participants to discover their leadership potential and equips them with practical and tested leadership tools and resources. The programme generates immediate and lasting benefits for participants, those they lead, and for public health.

Each programme has six days spread over several months. In 2019 one programme will be offered in Wellington and one in Auckland.

Applications for the 2019 Public Health Leadership Programme (PHLP)are now open.

The programme dates are:

Programme 1 (Wellington):

12 - 13 June, 21 - 22 August, 30 - 31 Oct 2019

Programme 2 (Auckland):

3 - 4 July, 14 - 15 August, 23 - 24 October 2019

Anyone working in the public health sector may apply for a place on the programme. Applications close at 5pm Friday 1st February 2019. For more information, application criteria and online applications go to 

Places are limited to 36 in total. Applicants not previously accepted are encouraged to apply again.

Here's what participants said about the programme:

"PHLP has broadened my ideas about what might be possible for me in the future. PHLP has given me the confidence to be brave enough to explore and believe in my leadership abilities".

"One of the most significant accomplishments as a direct result of PHLP is getting my weekends back! I was working 60-hour weeks because I felt like I had no time to get the big chunks of work that required my full concentration done, so was using my weekends where I felt I wasn't being disturbed by "fighting fires" to finish these tasks. Through the tools and experiences shared during PHLP I have implemented some changes that have allowed me to grab that family time (and therefore my wellbeing/ work-life balance) back."


"There are many challenges facing public health in Aotearoa and the PHLP course has inspired me to rise to the challenge to work more effectively".