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We hold events for our alumni, friends, and the general public for people to connect with the important conversations in leadership.

Subject matter experts and prominent New Zealand leaders share their knowledge and engage with the audience, sparking new ideas and innovation as minds from different backgrounds converge and focus their energy on a salient issue or theme.

Sustainability and the Economy, NZLP Session Five

We have now reached the point in our Leadership NZ journey, that when the group meet, it’s like connecting with old friends. The 2018 cohort met enthusiastically at the idyllic Caccia Birch House in Palmerston North in anticipation of what lay ahead. Although a little chilly, the sun was to shine on us physically and mentally throughout the next two days.

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Va tagata

We arrive into a shared space. Sit in front of invisible pou, bright morning sunlight memorializing silhouetted edges of a fale. Lounge furniture is backed up against the walls of a rectangle living room. Ula-draped photos of family, sports teams, choirs, da Vinci’s The Last Supper, white net curtains blowing across open windows. Every place we have ever sat in this way, is also here. Va tagata.

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Tom Dibley - Alumnus 2014

It was 2014, the year of Disruptive Leadership. However, Tom comes across as anything but disruptive. At least in any literal sense of the word. In fact, Tom creates an indelible impression of being far more influenced by the more recent Leadership NZ themes of mindful and integrative leadership. He is humble, reflective, self-effacing and there is an authenticity in the way that he views and discusses leadership and his own journey. Regardless, it is clear that Leadership NZ has left its mark on him.

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