LiiFT AOTEAROA: Professional Development for Community Groups



LiiFT AOTEAROA is designed to assist your organisation in building capability,
developing and strengthening leadership and supporting you and your team
to be adaptive and resilient in a changing environment.                                                                                               


ANCAD brings in qualified consultants to mentor your Managers, CEOs and Governance Board/Committee members in various aspects of capability building from good governance, leadership, fundraising, marketing, to financial management and strategic planning. The sessions are intended to be short, sharp presentations that give you a taste of issues pertaining to management and governance. We look forward to opportunities to build capability in your organisation. 

ANCAD welcomes your feedback so that we can continually improve and meet the needs of our community. Finally, we wish to thank our primary sponsor the Tindall Foundation.

How do I register?
Register via:


How do I pay?
Pay online via: (PayPal, or credit/debit card via the Paypal portal when you register)

ANCAD sends out a reminder to all who register for each course one week beforehand. Please be aware though that we require two working days’ notice if you wish to cancel your registration. If you cancel after this time payment will not be refunded. We may (at our discretion) provide a credit note to be used for other training courses within twelve months of the original course.


My Board are supportive of the changes to our agenda, as recommended, and we are very much looking forward to testing out more efficient and effective ways of operating. There was so much valuable information packed into this two hour course. I can highly recommend it to other chairpersons!  Shelley Pilkington, Chairperson, Bayview Community Centre

I really appreciate that the course was heavily subsidisedas it made it really, accessible. This is a wonderful way to allow people to start upskilling so that they can contribute to the community in a positive way. Thank you for recognising and facilitating the process. Jane Blackmore, Director, Brand Magic Ltd

’Workplace wellness and leadership’: numerous comments after the workshop emphasised how attendees returned to work with a fresh attitude and skills that improved self-awareness and reduced stress. Rendt Gorter, General Manager, Aotea Family Support Group (Great Barrier Island)

I have always found ANCAD training – whether it is about NFP leadership, Governance development, or even First Aid courses to be consistently high quality, relevant, targeted to my needs and very reasonably priced. I would recommend ANCAD training to anyone in, or aspiring to be in, NFP, leadership, management or governance. Andrew Connolly, Director, Counselling Creatively Ltd, (Helensville)

ANCAD gives our team the opportunity to access some valued training at a reasonable cost. In the past year our accounts, fundraising person or myself have attended courses and we have always come back with knowledge to help better our organisation. The training material is always appropriate for the not-for-profit world, which makes a huge difference. An added benefit is networking within our local communities and service providers that understand our work. I would like to thank ANCAD for what they offer we certainly could not access this information without their support. Sudha Bhana, General Manager, Communicare CMA (AK) INC

The courses at ANCAD are great. This time I attended three over two months, to build up my knowledge. I always learn new things and meet people who were thinking about the same questions. The courses are worth doing more than once in your career. Andy Smith, President - Living Streets Aotearoa, Coordinator - Walk Auckland, Trustee – SkyPath Trust

Contact: Simon Ritchie - Training Coordinator for up to date information on offerings.