The New Zealand Leadership Programme
Participants reflect on the words and lessons that resounded with them from each of our sessions.
Our sixth retreat beckons us to a familiar gathering, one of friendship, of learning, of challenge, of the inevitable chance/choice to self-grow, self-explore and self-love.
When we first got together as a group in February, I was struck by what an impressive, confident and high-achieving group of people it is. What I didn’t fully appreciate then, but do now, is the extent to which the 2018 cohort reflects the diverse society we live in.
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.
Thursday 24th May dawned. The start of Session Four - crisp, but not too cold. Entered the NZTE Majestic Centre Building, pushed level 15 in the lift. Doors opened and we were greeted with a magnificent view of the Wellington vista and then the warmth of the 2018 NZ Leadership Programme cohort.
Anticipation. Looking forward. Reflection on where we are. Andrea Brewster shares her thoughts after the second session of The New Zealand Leadership Programme.
Leadership is not an easy thing to define. So you would expect that would be the place to start for a leadership programme that runs as eight retreats over the course of a year. Find out if Eoghan Walsh got his watertight definition of leadership from our first session.
Somewhere on day one, Anya arrived at the gentle realisation that this year won’t be characterised by asteroid strikes and underpants on the outside. Leadership here won’t talk loudly of itself, for its own sake.
2017 Graduand Anjum Rahman shares her reflection of her year on the Leadership NZ Programme.
The journey to Te Waipounamu was always going to be a special one for Sue Quirk - it is her heartland. And being able to share her story while on this land made it even more special.
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.