Action Orientated Team Leadership

The Land Search and Rescue approach to team leadership training is aimed at action orientated environments where effective functional leadership is required to achieve critical or reactive tasks by small teams.

In other words leadership of small groups often created to respond to a situation or critical incident. In most cases these teams are tasked to operate in isolation and changeable environments with limited support or backup (termed ‘action environments’).

Leadership of people in these environments requires a different set of skills to that of first line management. These leaders must effectively operate independent and negotiate both the needs of the individual, team and task within a changeable environment.

We have for the purposes of this course termed this type of leadership Action Orientated Leadership. Examples of organisations who have used this training include leaders in: search and rescue (SAR), rural fire/FENZ, civil defence (CD), emergency management (EM), Coastguard, Emergency Response Teams (RT’s), NZ Red Cross and Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI). 

The training caters for the broad spectrum of existing and aspiring leaders operating in action orientated environments at all levels of a team or organisation. The training is 100% suitable for team members to create or enhance intra-team dynamics and performance. The residential nature of the training also provides the opportunity for team leaders and experienced practitioners from to train together thereby enhancing inter-organisational operability.


Course Details

LandSAR offer a range of leadership courses from two to five days. We offer customised outcomes or assess against specific NZQA Unit Standards

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Student / Organisation Feedback – post event

“Man this was the best week – would love to repeat it but be on the other side!”
FENZ/Rural firefighter

“I don’t know if people know the real cost it would involve putting someone through a course of this calibre, to get this for free I know people outside of our sector that would literally give their left arm for a course that can actually go on your CV, I try to up sell this course every time brigade mentions it. Lucky we had one of our crew leaders through this last one”.

FENZ/Rural firefighter

“Loved that so many women were here. Great to see that we can lead as well as the men”.
FENZ/Rural firefighter

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