It would be the best course I have been on – and I have been on a few! I understand myself better than I ever have – what motivates me, what holds me back, and how my personality affects others.

The Leadership Edge HI Lab is a highly experiential learning experience that will challenge you to relook at how you lead – not how you should lead, based on some theoretical model – but in an authentic way that works best for you.

The workshop is based in part on a unique training design known as a Human Interaction Laboratory (HI Lab). Laboratories are places where investigation and change occur. You will have the opportunity to gain an increased awareness of your impact on others; understand how you have been limiting your own effectiveness; practice and get feedback on new leadership behaviours.

HI Labs are used by world-class universities such as Stanford and Case Western on their MBA and executive education programmes to teach ‘soft’ leadership skills. This workshop has been offered by Dr Ian Brooks on the University of Canterbury MBA Programme since 2007. It has proved so popular that he has run the workshop 80 times within, and outside, the university.

This is your chance to participate in 2017!

Course Content

Group Size

Each course is limited to 6-8 people, all of whom will be in leadership roles and who want to develop their leadership maturity.

Benefits of Attending the Leadership Edge

You will:

Course Information

2018 Christchurch Dates
17/18/19 May;
5/6/7 September;
5/6/7 December

Course Fee

$1,850 plus GST


Ian Brooks is an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the University of Canterbury, and a facilitator/coach in private practice. He has a Ph.D. in Organisational Behaviour, MBA(Hons, and an M.Ed (Dist) Counselling.

This is what the participants on a most recent 2017 course had to say about their experience:

The Leadership Edge has an overall satisfaction rating of 4.9 out of 5.0, based on 218 paying customers since the beginning of 2016.

To register, please contact Ian Brooks at or phone 021 352 301. For online registration click here.