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03 July 2014
The NZ Defence Force has jointly won an Institute of Public Administration NZ (IPANZ) award with NZ Police, Inland Revenue and the Ministry of Social Development for their work on the Transition Project – A Cross-Agency Leadership Development Programme.
The four organisations won the ‘Improving Performance through Leadership Excellence’ award for the project - a cross-agency leadership development programme aimed at supporting the transition from tier four to tier three careers.
The transition project team was formed in 2009 to address the gap in leadership development available to public sector leaders. Its goal was to plan and develop a cross-agency leadership development programme.
The end product of the project is an annual nine month leadership development course. Each organisation nominates staff to participate in the course to help them transition into higher level jobs.
“The Transition Project has been very successful; it started off as a group of four like minded organisations with a vision for a cross agency leadership development programme and we now have a total of nine public sector agencies involved,” said Chief of Defence Force, Lieutenant General Tim Keating.
“The transition leadership development course has provided public sector agencies a solution to address the gap in the market. When it was established there was nothing to prepare public sector leaders for senior or national leadership positions. There was a need to provide potential leaders with this type of development opportunity,” he said.