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Women in Leadership
SLII® Leadership Programme

Riccarton House, Deans Bush
November 11 and 12, 2024
Only 16 places available
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Photo Credit: Jon Algie

SLII® Leadership  Programme

SLII® International Leadership Training from Blanchard Aotearoa.

Day 1: 8.30am - 5pm

Day 2: 8.30am - 5pm

Places limited to 16 women in leadership.

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Learn to build meaningful connections

Great leaders give their people what they need, when they need it. That means having authentic conversations that empower. Caring about their growth. Being their champion. Seeing their promise.

Leading situationally is a dramatic departure from management styles of the past. And it’s an approach that produces dramatically better returns than other management styles.

The SLII® in person experience is a 2-day, 8 hours per day curriculum that uses a four-part learning path to ensure participants master the content and become situational leaders. The live in-person training provides the fullest content and the richest opportunities to practise new behaviours.

LAUNCH - Engaging prework assignments, including an assessment, expedite the learning and help participants internalise the content to frame their thinking prior to class.

LEARN - Activities teach leaders the skills and language to lead situationally and offer opportunities for direct participant interaction.

PRACTISE - Leaders develop their new skills and practise their SLII® vocabulary in activities based on personal work challenges. They learn how to match their leadership style and practise SLII® conversations. 

APPLY - Tools and resources accessible after the sessions to help participants strengthen and sustain their skills in SLII®.

UPSKILL - If you want to upskill and become a trained facilitator within your organisation you can go on to this as the next step.  Click here for more information about Train the Trainer

  • How can I be assured this programme is effective?
    Women need a leadership training programme that helps them be agile, lead situationally, and empower their people to succeed. Here's what the SLII® programme offers: Research Driven SLII® is based on 30+ years of research on leadership and work passion, incorporates the latest advances in neuroscience, and has evolved with the changing workplace. Creates Inspiring Leaders SLII® satisfies the brain’s need for competence, autonomy, and relatedness, creating a safe workplace where employees are free to problem-solve, innovate and collaborate. Proven Results Over 10,000 companies worldwide have used SLII® to improve productivity, reduce turnover, and increase sales and profits Universally Effective SLII® works for leaders globally regardless of industry, language or job function. SLII® teaches leaders to give their people the right direction or support at the right time.
  • What are the benefits of the programme?
    1. Accelerate Development SLII® helps managers accelerate the development of their direct reports, from enthusiastic beginners to self-reliant achievers. 2. Speak a Common Language When managers and team members speak the same language, misunderstandings, micromanaging, and frustration fade away. 3. Improve Retention Leaders who match their style to the needs of their people improve morale, commitment, and engagement. Who would leave a job like that? 4. Unlock Creativity Research shows that employees who feel supported by their manager are far more engaged—and that is the foundation of innovation.
  • How does the leadership model work?
    SLII® is an easy-to-understand, practical framework that enables managers to diagnose the development level of an employee for a task: D1 – Enthusiastic Beginner; D2 – Disillusioned Learner; D3 – Capable, but Cautious Contributor; and D4 – Self-Reliant Achiever. Managers then use the appropriate directive and supportive behaviours to help them succeed: S1 – Directing; S2 – Coaching; S3 – Supporting; and S4 – Delegating. Our award-winning learning design, The SLII Experience™, incorporates Blanchard’s latest research and state-of-the-art design theory. This creates a learning experience that allows for quick mastery of the methodology and enables managers to help their direct reports soar to new professional heights.

Riccarton House

Enjoy the surroundings of Deans Bush and if you are staying from out of town there is plenty of accommodation near by on Riccarton Road or at the Chateau on the Park which is an easy walk to Riccarton House.

Nearby Accommodation

Your Investment

$2795 + gst per person for 2 days 

Each participant will receive 20 SLII® Leadership Team Member Kits to help your direct reports learn the language and accelerate their development

Each participant will also received a digital badge on completion of the programme requirements to add to LinkedIN profiles.

Photo Credit: Jon Algie

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Your Host and Facilitator

Marina Shearer has 30 years experience in coaching and facilitation, she has worked for the NZ Institute of Manaagement (15 years) CLEAR Communications (5 years) MHERC (Mental Health Education and Resource Centre) 5 years.  She graduated from the University of Canterbury with a degree in psychology in the early 1990's and went on to study through SIT for the Diploma in Professional Coaching. 


In 2019 she became a Master Trainer for HR Profiling Australasia and in 2023 she joined Blanchard Aotearoa New Zealand.

"Marina delivered an interactive, fun and engaging two day session with real skills and tools that are relatable and feel you can use as part of your leadership journey."

- Sarah Jarvis, Kiwi Rail


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