Orchestrating Outcomes

Excellence in teams works when there is a conjunction of a worthwhile goal, inspiring leadership, depth of talent, mutual respect, and focused preparation.  In 2017  Orchestras Central Trust stepped up to give a completely new perspective to the leadership journey, and Orchestrating Outcomes, through an innovative interactive workshop, a panel discussion and Q&A with the Conductor and other teachers,  encouraged business leaders to think about ways in which the culture of a professional orchestra might transfer to other organisations.

As part of the programme, attendees were seated among and behind the orchestra,  and numbers werelimited to ensure a true immersive experience.The day was facilitated by Peter Walls, Music Director of Opus Orchestra who also guest conducts with the New Zealand Arts Festival and many other orchestras),  and is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors. Peter holds a unique position in understanding how an orchestra provides an inspiring model for a well-functioning organization dedicated to excellent outcomes.

‘’Every well-functioning entity needs to be like an Orchestra: an ensemble of diversely talented individuals who are committed to excellence and dedicated to producing a final result that will be perceived as inspiring’’ says Peter.

In 2018, a different model of leadership will be demonstrated. Orchestrating Outcomes 2018 is focused on the principal of collaborative leadership and is an immersive experience for participants.  Business leaders will be encouraged and challenged to think about ways in which the structure and culture of a conductorless music ensemble can be used to create amazing outcomes for other organisations.

  • Be part of the first workshop of it’s kind in New Zealand, enjoy music of the highest standard from our eight piece ensemble ‘OCTavo’, and learn how you can become a better leader – all in one day!
  • This promises to be a unique, challenging and truly enjoyable journey into leadership from a whole new perspective.

”This is an opportunity to be part of the first workshop of its kind in New Zealand’’ says Orchestras Central CEO, and 2018 workshop facilitator,  Susan Trodden, ‘’ and you’ll get to enjoy orchestral music of the highest standard whilst learning how you can become a better leader – all in one day’’.


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