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    Business training specalists     

Otago Southland Employers’ Association has proven experience in supporting you, your team and your business through continuing professional development and business coaching.

We believe in an inspiring, engaging and challenging, but safe, learning environment.

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 knowledge
»  Innovative ideas and practical tips
»  Ability to bring the learning alive.

In addition, we manage and deliver training programmes on behalf of Institute of Management New Zealand (IMNZ) and Export New Zealand in Otago and Southland; and we are the Regional Business Partner in Otago and Central Otago for Business Mentors New Zealand. This allows our team to move between brands to deliver the most applicable service to each individual member.

Our 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.

Public Training Calendar

We offer a full calendar of public training programmes and workshops throughout Otago and Southland. Training programmes have been designed to provide businesses, corporates, managers, leaders, individuals and teams with what they need 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 from other organisations and businesses, and participants may complete different programmes at different levels, depending on their own levels of experience.

In-House and Customised Training

If you can't come to us... we can come to you! 

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, with the option of having the programme tailored to your organisation's specific needs.

In-house training maximises both your time and budget; addresses challenges and empowers your staff.

If the training programme you require is not listed, please let us know as we have the capability and capacity to design, develop and deliver customised training solutions to meet your unique business needs.

To learn more about our training programmes or if you need advice to develop your professional development plan please contact our Professional Development Training Manager.


Quick links to our latest business training information
»  Full course list (A-Z) 
»  Course list (by training category)
»  Training calendar
»  Training directory (interactive PDF)
»  Terms and conditions.   



"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"