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Explore leadership

Good leadership is our future. As New Zealand’s capital city university, we offer many opportunities for you to get involved and develop your leadership potential.

Leaders at our heart

Top school of government

We boast New Zealand's only School of Government, with close connections to Parliament.

Leadership programme

Around 1,500 students take part in our free Wellington International Leadership Programme each year.

Inspiring change

Our annual Leadership Week empowers young people to generate ideas, set the agenda, and make change.


Wellington International Leadership Programme

Through our Wellington International Leadership Programme (WILP), we offer a free, self-paced, co-curricular programme aimed at enhancing any degree and making participants more globally aware.

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Study options for leaders

Leadership is strongly connected to government, politics, and business—but good leadership is important in all parts of life. Develop your leadership skills, your confidence, and your vision for a better future in a subject you care about.

Portrait of Rawinia Higgins.

It’s not about us. It’s about the world that I’m going to shape for my grandchildren. Will I be a good ancestor?

Dr Rawinia Higgins

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Māori)

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Capital city connections

Study in Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand, and benefit from our strong connections to leaders in government, industry, and national organisations.

Explore Wellington