What will the Be. Leadership Programme look like in 2017?

16th August 2016

What will the Be. Leadership Programme look like in 2017? With the Be. Leadership Programme in its 6th year and applications for 2017 now open we spoke with Programme Directors Philip Patston and Lesley Slade about how the Programme has evolved over the past 6 years and why you should apply for Be. Leadership 2017.
This is what they had to say:

Increasingly we are seeing people who are more representative of the diversity of the New Zealand employment landscape. They are geographically scattered, bringing a diversity of experience, opinion and thought. We are intentional about growing diversity even further, and welcome applications from all ethnicities.


We’re grateful to host a high calibre of speakers. We’re attracting the likes of John Campbell, Mojo Mathers, Dr. Justine Cornwall and Major Campbell Roberts. Through the generosity of these speakers, their authenticity and willingness to engage, we have experienced a deepening of our conversations.
There is a growing sense of critical inquiry, the rewards of which are rich and valuable. Participants are becoming more courageous in exploring areas of discomfort. We are focusing more on self-awareness and require a willingness to develop a commitment to place self-awareness at the heart of our exploration this year, because it sits at the heart of leadership.


As Directors we are much more courageous in giving participants constructive feedback, because after 6 years of the programme, our participants have told us that what they value in their learning experience is feedback, as all good leaders do.
This isn’t a programme for people looking for superficial tips and tricks, but for people who are actively wanting to learn what they need to do to be the best version of who they are.

We are asking people to be more intentional about how they lead in this space of accessibility and to be the change that they want to see in the world. We are asking them to be committed to holding themselves accountable for creating change in their own environment, be it work, in the community or in education. We are asking them to peel back layers and find their authentic voice.
Be. Leadership is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to develop leadership potential, self-awareness and the skills and attributes needed to create effective social change.

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