Programme Session Reflections
Participants reflect on the words and lessons that resounded with them from each of our sessions.
Exploring the rural economy, primary industries and natural resources, agribusiness, science and research, and where food comes from all from the comfort of Palmerston North. Mark Langdon, Director of Business Assurance at New Zealand Trade & Enterprise shares his reflection on Session Five - Our Rural Economy.
The 2015 Leadership Programme has inspired and shaped the work that Julia Hartshorne has done since - with her organisation launching their first exchanges this year.
The Wellington-based session left Dylan, Area Manager for Kiwibank, wondering: is my leadership about remembering my lines or is it about how my team perceive the actions I take?
Session Four in Wellington was a chance for Helen to reconnect, catch up and continue on her leadership journey. The theme of provocative speakers continued with Christian Penny and Wayne Norrie raising questions for Helen.
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.