Applications open for the 2014 BP Leaders for Life

Friday, 28 February 2014

Are you interested in developing your leadership skills? Do you have a clear understanding of your strengths, your principles and your purpose?

BP are excited to come on board as sponsor of the BP Leaders for Life Programme.

"Our corporate values of Safety, Courage, Respect, One Team and Excellence align with the Leaders for Life competencies, so extending our sponsorship to support this programme is a great fit" said Matt Elliott - Managing Director BP.

Surf Life Saving New Zealand is looking for candidates to take part in the 2014 BP Leaders for Life.

In July 2012, Surf Life Saving New Zealand ran four regionally-based leadership development programmes. The programme emphasised the development of leaders at a local level who are skilled at working collaboratively with and through others to build and sustain Surf Life Saving in New Zealand.

The 2014 BP Leaders for Life is part of a national strategy to support a wide range of development activity for members' right across the Surf Life Saving community.

The purpose of the BP Leaders for Life is to enhance the ability of current and emerging leaders within the Surf Life Saving community to make a real difference to their clubs and across the wider organisation. 

Candidates for the 2014 BP Leaders for Life can register in one of three groups which will cover the Northern Region, Eastern Region and the Central/Southern Regions. There will be approximately 15 participants in each group and each will focus particularly on leading improvement and change, and working with others. Participants will take part in two 2-day workshops and one 3-day workshop within  their region and will be required to complete a project in small groups.

Participants will be current or emerging leaders at club or regional level. They will have aspirations to make a real difference and recognise their need to develop as leaders.

Applications for the 2014 BP Leaders for Life open today.

To apply, head to the Membership Education section on our website, click on the 'apply' section and then fill in the online form and click 'submit.'

For more information about BP Leaders for Life, please contact Member Development Manager Belinda Slement on 04 560 0371 or email

Watch the video: We chat to Jess Limbrick (Titahi Bay SLSC), Jonno Alsop (Riversdale SLSC), Brad Lawson (Lyall Bay SLSC) and Andy Kent (Mairangi Bay SLSC) about their time in SLSNZ's leadership programme.

For more information, please contact:

Lisa Honeybone, Media & Communications Specialist, SLSNZ
Phone 09 303 9335 or 02764 88 823