Bringing together people with response and recovery leadership roles to build the depth and breadth of their capabilities.


The programme has been developed to support Controllers, Recovery Managers, and Response Managers to develop their response and recovery management and leadership capabilities. It has been developed within Aotearoa New Zealand’s ‘all-hazards, all-agencies’ National Security System.

The programme is provided by Matatū Mataora Aotearoa - Response & Recovery Aotearoa New Zealand (RRANZ) 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 Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Programme options

The programme has two tiers of learning available:

  • Tier 1: Intermediate

    Building common capabilities for response and recovery.

  • Tier 2: Advanced

    For those who have completed the Intermediate course, this course will develop response and recovery leadership capabilities further with specialisation for the separate response and recovery leadership roles.

Upcoming courses


10 February 2020 23 - 27 March 2020 Auckland
30 March 2020 18 - 22 May 2020 Nelson
6 July 2020 17-21 August 2020 Wellington
12 October 2020 23 - 27 Nov 2020 Queenstown


8 June 2020 27 - 31 July 2020 Wellington
21 Sept 2020 2 - 6 Nov 2020 Auckland

How to register for the programme

To register your interest in this programme, you will need to complete a nomination form. Please ensure you have the permission of your line manager and organisation before completing the form.

Nominations are managed by the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (DPMC) and will be reviewed regularly by the selection panel. Selection will be confirmed no later than 2 weeks before the start of the online dates.

Note, completing the nomination form does not guarantee you will be selected, If not selected, feedback will be provided.