Programme Session Reflections
Participants reflect on the words and lessons that resounded with them from each of our sessions.
John and Natalie share their experience in South Auckland, getting to grips with what Civil Society means and grappling with all the questions this brought to the surface for the 2017 cohort.
The title of our second session, Our Roots: Our History was more than an abstract name for Pieter from the Department of Conservation. For him, it really was a journey back to his roots, one that brought one question back to the surface - what can he do to help?
Kirsty's head was full of questions before the start of the 2017 Programme. Louise's provocation "What world view do you have about how life works and the place of humanity?" didn't lessen the questions either. But how does she feel now, reflecting on the weekend?
Oh, no, not another leadership course! Brook's initial thoughts about the Programme were hesitant, even though he was promised that it wouldn't be just another leadership course. Find out how the first session of the Programme went for 2017.
Rebecca isn't one for omens, but there were several shake-ups just before our final session of the 2016 Leadership Programme. But would the connectedness of the Programme overcome the gaps and fissures?
Presence, mindfulness, voice workshops and poetry. Waiheke Island was a return to the creative for Kelly as he dived into Session Eight of our Programme.
Hayley came to Wellington, expecting the unexpected. What she got was a shift in preconceptions, honest reflections, a tribal performance, an understanding of how to use diversity to leverage power and some hackle-raising stories.
“Be yourself. Not your idea of what you think someone else’s idea of yourself should be." Henry David Thoreau sums up Kathy's reflection of our Seventh Session, as she saw governance through news lenses at the Army Headquarters, an old garage in Rongotai and the NZ Drama School.
What are you willing to be arrested for? Whose responsibility is it to prop up our society? What really gets achieved in time-pressured chaos? Session Three raised a lot of question for Jen Linney, Strategic Advisor - Operations Group at ACC.
“Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” Dave Wild's session was perfectly timed for Ketan to put his learning straight into action at work. But what about the dance of ‘being and doing’?