Inspiring Leaders

Build confidence in your leadership skills with Whenua Iti Outdoors.

This course is aimed at senior students who have the potential to take up school or community leadership positions for their final year of school and in future endeavours. It is an opportunity for keen students to develop and improve confidence in their leadership skills and competencies. Students will learn about themselves, how to work in a team and how to use passion to fuel effective action.


The course uses experiential learning activities as a platform for students to learn about themselves and develop their growth mindset and personal leadership style. Students will explore how to work with a diverse range of people in order to establish a strong team and to understand that leadership is not the task of one. The course will also focus on how to turn passion into action and service, as well as how to move your intentions forward.


• Year 12 students based in the Nelson/Tasman region
• Students who may need a boost in confidence or motivation to take on a leadership position.

A video from the Inspiring Leaders Programme 2020

Thanks to the support of our funders: Nelson City Council, Golden Bay Community Trust and MYD

Key Components:

  • Adventure
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Environment

Open to:

Year 12 students from Nelson / Tasman


4 days / 3 nights


Overnight residential programme


Whenua Iti Outdoors / Local National Parks & Wilderness Areas


Zero cost to participants.
Suggested koha to cover food of $120pp.


9th July, 9am – 12th July, 3pm 2024

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Interested in this programme?
Talk to your school careers advisor or Dean.


Thanks to support from our funders:

Nelson City Council, Golden Bay Community Trust & MYD


Qualified Instructors

You're in safe hands. Our friendly & highly professional instructors are all industry qualified for a wide range of activities.


NZQA Qualified and NCEA Aligned

We are NZQA accredited, can offer NCEA Level 1-3 assessments and all programmes align with the NZ Curriculum key competencies.


Safety Accredited

We put safety first. We are a registered provider of Adventure Activities with Worksafe NZ, and are Safety audit certified with OutdoorsMark.

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