New Zealand Government MASTERING EXPERTSHIP programs
Summary: Details of the NZ Government Mastering Expertship Programs.
Written by Alistair Gordon 19 Sep 2023

About the New Zealand Government Expertship programs

Every quarter, multiple government entities in New Zealand nominate technical subject matter experts to attend the Mastering Expertship program. Over 300 public servants have attended the program.

Nominations are open to any government entity. These programs are run by Expertunity, a private provider.

Click on the link to download a two page overview of the program including a guide on how to how to select the ideal participant.

The ideal participant guide is extremely informative for managers of technical expert teams.

Schedule for programs

The next program is Cycle 9, and the details are as follows:

  • Program takes place face-to-face in Wellington, in May 2024. Major sponsor is the Reserve Bank of New Zealand.

  • Nomination deadline is 18 March 2024.

  • Key dates are the two face-to-face workshops that occur as follows: Workshop #1 – 14-15 may; Workshop #2 – 22,23,24 May.

The program following this one is Cycle 10, and the deadline for that program, held in Wellington in August 2024, is 14 June 2024. Major sponsor is Treasury.

There is likely to be a program running in Auckland in May 2024, please contact us for details.

Nomination process

Arrangements for nomination of participants vary from department to department, depending on whether the program is centrally funded or not, and whether funds are available.

We can advise interested parties on their departments’ process , or alternatively contact your Learning & Development team internally.

Places are usually available up until the deadlines described above.

Departments that have participated in the program so far are as follows:

  • Reserve Bank of New Zealand

  • Treasury

  • Ministry for Primary Industries

  • Ministry for Environment

  • Commerce Commission

  • National Emergency Management Agency

  • Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet

  • NZ Stats

  • Inland Revenue

  • Ministry of Social Development (pilot)

  • Accident Compensation Commission (pilot)

  • NZ Defence (pilot)

Free-of-charge briefings

We are happy to brief OD teams, individual managers or potential participants on the program to ensure a good fit. Just connect with us using the form below to arrange such a catch up, free of charge or obligation.

Mastering Expertship programs, NZ Govt, information request