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Leadership Unit

Peter Sun

Assoc. Professor Peter Sun

Co-Director
Leadership Unit

Contact Details

Email: peter.sun@waikato.ac.nz
Room: MSB.4.35H
Phone: +64 7 838 4283

Maree Roche

Dr. Maree Roche

Co-Director
Leadership Unit

Contact Details

Email: maree.roche@waikato.ac.nz
Room: K.1.23
Phone: +64 7 837 9285

Our Mission and Purpose

Through innovative research, the Leadership Unit will disseminate leading edge practices in order to enable leaders to positively influence self, others and their organisations.

Our Vision

The Leadership Unit will be recognised nationally and internationally as thought leaders in the field of leadership; equipping current and future leaders with world-class expertise.

Our Strategic Objectives

The Leadership Unit:

  • will facilitate and co-ordinate local, national, and international hubs of interdisciplinary research in areas of positive leadership;
  • through engagement with staff, industry and alumni, we will expand potential collaborative opportunities and enlist stakeholder support for our vision and purpose;
  • will host activities which could include research seminar series, industry workshops, and industry-academic conferences, creating academic-industry partnerships;
  • will disseminate leading edge research that facilitates positive leadership and;
  • through the development of research hubs, facilitate research mentorship of junior staff, offer opportunities for sharing of ideas more widely than otherwise feasible, and increase the range of proposals put forward for funded research.

NZIBR Executive Director

Associate Professor Eva CollinsAssociate Professor Eva Collins

NZIBR Research Support Officer

Vijay KumarVijay Kumar

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