Calling all Change-makers, Leaders, Listeners, the wind has something to tell you.


OP’s Student Leadership Incubator

Hautūtanga offers all the resources Otago Polytechnic can muster to help you create positive change in your world – whatever that means to you.

We can help you make a difference in your community, your profession or yourself.

Please reach out if you want to hear more about this programme:
+64 27 783 1982

Cohort #3 – Semester Two 2021 – 20 Places Available – Sessions begin 10th August


Why would you want to take part in this programme?

Perhaps you are looking for collaborators for your world-changing idea?

Perhaps you want a mentor who will challenge and support your professional growth?

Perhaps you want to feel connected to a peer group of people grappling with big questions?

Perhaps you want help navigating these times of turmoil & upheaval?

Perhaps you are seeking a new sense of hope and resilience in the face of Climate Change?



“We began to teach ourselves, by pushing ourselves to be patient, open hearted and open minded while engaging together as a group.”

- Student from 2020 cohort Fortnightly whole-group sessions.


What’s on the Programme Menu?


You can engage with this programme however it suits you. Help co-create our “menu” of topics and meeting schedules.


Individualised Mentorship

  • Once we know more about you, we’ll help connect you with a mentor who can:
  • Help problem solve in your projects
  • Connect you to professional networks
  • Share their wisdom and insights


Fortnightly group sessions

  • Exploring leadership, sustainability, personal development etc. You help determine the content of these sessions.


Themed groups which gather weekly to discuss topics such as:

  • Bicultural practice
  • Collaborations & Action/Project work
  • Covid Response
  • Climate Change & Ecological Sustainability
  • Philosophy & Theory of Change
  • Wellbeing and Resilience
  • Internal Changes at OP
  • [Your suggestion goes here] – what topics do you want to explore in a group?



“I learned about the impact of emotions play a big role in everything. How people get together, how we respond, how we impact each other”

- Student from 2020 cohort


Cohort #3 – Semester Two 2021 – 20 Places Available


Students can reach out directly or be nominated by staff members

Reach out now!


Sessions begin 10th August


Please reach out if you want to hear more about this programme:

+64 27 783 1982