Programme Session Reflections
Participants reflect on the words and lessons that resounded with them from each of our sessions.
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’?
Session Six, the Forces That Shape our Thinking, combined head and heart, Wild speakers and storytellers, creation and curation. Mary from Education New Zealand shares her reflection of the session as she sits in anticipation for the next.
Mat Stone shares his reflection of Session Six as he learns to see more clearly. "Leadership is an authentic act of love that creates hope. The world needs hope. The world needs our leadership."
Sitting in the airport, ready to depart, Imogen filters through everything that has happened in the last three days. It's half-way through the year and the retreat in Christchurch + Hanmer offers a chance to pause, reflect and retighten her grip.
As our 2016 cohort turns a corner in their trust amongst itself, David reflects on Session Four, which focuses on Our Economy.