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

The Response and Recovery Leadership Development Programme (RRLDP) has been established to meet the intermediate and advanced professional development needs of individuals appointed to Controller, Response Manager, and Recovery Manager roles at all levels of emergency response or recovery above small-scale, site-specific incidents.

Recent reviews of responses to, and recovery from, a wide range of emergency situations in New Zealand and abroad, have identified the need to ensure that those in leadership roles in response and recovery have the knowledge, skills, and capabilities necessary to carry out their roles effectively in all contexts.

The programme builds on capabilities developed in training within the latest New Zealand Coordinated Incident Management System (CIMS) suite of standards, operational leadership training within organisations, and experience gained from actual response and recovery contexts.

The learning outcomes and course assessments are based on the Response and Recovery Leadership Capability Framework.  The Capability Framework has been developed by RRANZ and NEMA, in consultation with the wider Emergency Management sector.

Upcoming Tier 1 courses dates

22 February 2021
3 May 2021
16 August 2021
4 October 2021
12 April 2021
2 August 2021
22 November 2021

Programme options

The programme offers two tiers of learning:

Tier One

Tier One builds common capabilities for response and recovery. 

There are two parts, with Part One needing to be completed before undertaking Part Two.

Part One:
An online seven-week programme and assessment.
Part Two:
A four-day face-to-face course and assessment.

Tier Two

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

Currently under development.

What our participants say ...

We had the opportunity to apply our learning from the course almost as soon as we got home. Our response was so much more effective than it would have without the leadership course under our belts.

My learnings helped me in understanding the structure and communicating with my team in respect of how the functional roles support one another at all layers and levels.

After the course, I was confident that we had sufficient space to be adaptable and change ingrained working practices.

The course reinforced to me the importance of a collaborative approach to an initial impact assessment and setting the mission and objectives. 

How to register for the programme

Complete the registration form using the appropriate link below.

Please ensure you have the permission of your line manager and organisation before completing the form.

Registrations are managed by NEMA and will be reviewed regularly by a selection panel. Selection will be confirmed no later than two weeks before the start of the Part One dates.

Note, completing the registration form does not guarantee you will be selected. If you are not selected, feedback will be provided to clarify the reasons for this decision, along with some suggestions on the next steps to progress your professional development.