SADD National Leadership Programme

SADD is passionate about developing young leaders who can contribute to a safe system and prevent loss on our roads. Each year we choose a small group of students from around the country who we believe can make a real difference to influencing young road user behaviours. We provide professional training and free travel to workshops across New Zealand to empower them to lead our movement and work on new campaigns, resources, and ideas.

The SADD National Leadership Programme (NLP) is an opportunity for students to build their leadership experience and networking skills, work with likeminded youth from around New Zealand, help develop our vision and plan the future of SADD, represent SADD at a national level, and advocate for young people committed to preventing loss on our roads.

Each year we look for Year 12 students who are passionate about SADD and improving the road toll among young road users in New Zealand, have a clear understanding of our vision and our messaging, and demonstrate great potential in leadership. The NLP is a 2-year leadership development programme, with our Year 12 students given the opportunity to graduate into their second year.

I would love to thank SADD for the opportunity to be a part of such an amazing organisation with such a clear goal of improving the roads for all. SADD has looked great on my CV and applications for university, helping me win a total of $16,750 through scholarships and grants.
— Dylan Coleman (Opunake High School) National Leader 2017-2018


Student leaders