Leadership Workshop

Build strong, sustainable brigades - for current and future leaders

Strong leadership skills are key to us working together to deliver essential fire and emergency services in our local communities. Enhance vital life skills at an interactive 2 day UFBA Leadership Workshop.

Strong leadership is also needed to drive positive change in our culture, to maintain a brigade that is respectful, inclusive and supportive. You don't have to be a current brigade leader to benefit from this course, as content can support aspiring leaders or culture change champions.

These workshops are fully-funded to attend for brigade members and your accommodation and travel are funded (terms and conditions apply).

A UFBA Leadership Workshop is an ideal opportunity for you to:

  • Learn from leading expert in the field—Damian D’Cruz 
  • Develop new leadership and coaching techniques
  • Strengthen your professional development
  • Meet other like-minded brigade members from across the country
  • Enhance skills that will benefit your personal life, career and fire and rescue services.

Upcoming workshops: 

6-7 August – Silverdale (Auckland)
3-4 September – Tauranga

Register here for upcoming workshops

We advertise new workshops throughout the year and take these to the regions across New Zealand. Fire and Emergency NZ has endorsed this course as part of their Volunteer Support Initiatives.

Meet your facilitator Damian D’Cruz

Damian D'Cruz

A 'gifted facilitator', Damian from Mindspring specialises in leadership workshops for sporting and not-for-profit organisations and has designed and facilitated adult learning since 1992. For nearly a decade Damian has led leadership training for the UFBA and understands the pressures faced by brigade members.

“I have learnt many new skills that I can use in my day to day Fire and Emergency NZ duties. This will help me grow as a leader and to develop the brigade to be better than it already is.” Ed Love, Southbridge Volunteer Fire Brigade