Response + recovery 

 Leadership development 


Global Lessons from COVID-19 Response Operations

View a recording of a presentation by RRANZ's senior facilitator, Dave Parsons.


  • Facilitating successful debriefs
  • Response and recovery decision-making under pressure
  • Leading in a multi-agency response and recovery environment

Upcoming Tier One courses

Please note:  Due to the impact of COVID-19 on the EM sector, we are constantly reviewing face-to-face course dates.

31 January 2022
2 May 2022
20 June 2022
5 September 2022
21 February 2022 (Auckland)
4 April 2022
22 August 2022
21 November 2022

Want to improve your response and recovery leadership capability?

Matatū Mataora Aotearoa - Response & Recovery Aotearoa New Zealand (RRANZ) has developed a programme for those in response and recovery leadership roles to build their knowledge, skills, and capabilities necessary to carry out their roles effectively in all contexts.

Professional response and recovery leadership training

This programme provides professional leadership training for response and recovery leaders across the all-hazards National Security System working at local, regional, and national levels.

It is designed to meet the specific needs of those currently in leadership roles, as well as providing an educational pathway for those entering into response and recovery leadership roles.

There are two levels of training - an intermediate level to build common response and recovery capabilities, and an advanced level to further develop these capabilities, and provide specialised training for separate response and recovery leadership roles.

The programme includes a self-paced part-time online learning component followed by a 1-week face-to-face training held at various locations around New Zealand.

Training developed and delivered by response and recovery experts

RRANZ is a professional development consortium of universities, iwi, private training providers, and subject matter experts in response and recovery leadership. The consortium is led by Massey University in strategic partnership with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).

Utilising this wealth of expertise, along with international research, and workshops with local, regional, and central government agency stakeholders, RRANZ has developed a framework outlining the capabilities expected in leaders within response and recovery. This forms the foundation of the programme.

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