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Learning and Development for Business Success     

OSEA has proven experience supporting the learning needs of hundreds of Otago and Southland businesses with comprehensive professional development training programmes, business coaching, forums and events.

We offer a full calendar of in-person, face-to-face, classroom based public training programmes, workshops and events throughout Otago and Southland. But if you can’t come to us, we can come to you – either to deliver one of our public training programmes in-house or design a customised solution tailored to your business needs.

In addition to our own specialist staff, we partner with some of New Zealand’s most experienced facilitators who are carefully selected for their expertise and industry knowledge, innovative ideas and practical tips; and ability to bring the learning alive.

Quick links to our latest business training information
» Full course list 
» Courses by training category
» Online training calendar
2018 Business Training Calendar (PDF)
» Business Training Directory (Interactive PDF)

Our Training Partners

We manage and deliver training programmes on behalf of The Institute of Management New Zealand (IMNZ) and Export New Zealand. In conjunction with Enterprise Dunedin and the Otago Chamber of Commerce, we are the Regional Business Partner in Otago and Central Otago for Business Mentors New Zealand. This enables our team to move between brands to deliver the most applicable training solution to each individual member.

Public Training Calendar

We offer a full calendar of public training programmes and workshops designed to provide businesses, managers, leaders, individuals and teams with the skills to achieve their business and life goals, develop personal skills and improve performance, productivity and effectiveness.

The advantages of attending public programmes are that participants learn from our experienced facilitators as well as other course participants. Participants may complete different courses at different levels, depending on their own level of experience.

Who can attend?

OSEA members have access to all our business training programmes and workshops at special member rates. The wider business community can also attend, at the non-member rate.

In-House and Customised Training

All of our public training programmes can be delivered in-house exclusively for your team. In-house training offers you the flexibility, impact, confidentially and expertise when, where and the way you need it, and maximises your time and budget.

We can also design an in-company training programme to address specific challenges and the learning needs of your organisation.

If the training you require is not listed, let us know and we can design, develop and deliver customised training solutions to meet your unique business needs. 

Business Coaching

OSEA offers both employment law and human resources and health and safety business coaching to support business owners and their senior managers to build their organisations capabilities. 

Forums and Events

We offer you the chance to make connections with other businesses in your local area, listen to some of New Zealand’s best speakers, and keep abreast of the latest information, case law and trends. 

Forums, briefings and events include
•  Employment Law Briefing
•  Health and Safety Briefing
•  Health and Safety Forum
•  Member Events with a range of speakers including government representatives, business people and industry experts.

Make the most of our extensive training and development tools to help your business succeed! 

What our members say....

"I have been a satisfied member of the OSEA utilising their services and training opportunities. They are always very helpful and deliver prompt responses when I have asked for information or advice. The course facilitators are always very easy to listen to, deliver well-presented course content and they make the course enjoyable and social as well as providing a relaxed and comfortable learning environment. They also provide in-house training that is fit to suit the organisation"