Having a vision and inspiring people is only part of the leadership equation. The rest is putting our country’s leadership capacity into action.
Community Engagement is about leaders taking action by applying their skills and ability to organisations in the wider community that need them.
They do this either via their own networks or via Leadership NZ’s various Community Engagement activities including:
- Leadership NZ’s SkillsBank where we respond to a variety of requests from not-for-profit organisations for pro bono support and match the skills of our alumni to the request so these organisations can benefit from them.
Project 200+, an Annually we will identify and provide where we provide an opportunity opportunities that enable our alumni to participate in Community Engagement wherever they are located - activities that are self-contained and requiring only a small amount of their time.
- Partnering with Festival for the Future, an event that is about celebrating what’s possible, supporting the next generation to spark and grow world-changing ideas for a better New Zealand.
- During the period 1 April 2012 to 31 December 2013, via our Community Engagement activities, over 75 alumni engaged with the community covering approximately 50 organisations.
- If you would like to know more about our Community Engagement activities please contact Judy Whiteman on 09 309 3749 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“You must give unconditional respect to the people and communities you support in order to get a job done or to create a social solution.”
- SIR STEPHEN TINDALL
Founder, The Tindall Foundation and The Warehouse
(from article in Leaders magazine, a Leadership NZ publication)