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Hastings Leadership Week 2012

Five high profile people from the business and sporting sector will headline the Sir Peter Blake Trust Leadership Week events in Hastings.

The theme of Leadership Week is ‘Dare to Dream’. It was Sir Peter Blake who showed New Zealand that there are leaders and there are dreamers. He said ‘leaders make things happen; dreamers have a vision’.

Our guest speakers are all leaders in their chosen fields, and their vision will provide inspiration to all who attend the sessions.

Leadership Week begins on Friday June 22nd and culminates with Red Socks Day on Friday June 29th, when everyone is being encouraged to wear red socks in support of the Sir Peter Blake Trust.

Preparing for Leadership June 22nd

Dr Sarah Leberman is Professor of Leadership and Associate Head of School of Management (Manawatu and Wellington) at Massey University. She is involved in research on women and leadership in sport and academia. Her most recent research publications focus on mothers in sport leadership roles, and as elite athletes. Dr Leberman has been a steering group member of New Zealand Women in Leadership since its inception in 2006. She is a member of the New Zealand Olympic Committee, Women in Sport Group and the Manager of the Women’s Junior Black Sticks and stand in manager for the Black Sticks teams. She has been a board member of Volleyball New Zealand, Western Netball, and Hockey Manawatu.

Where: Hastings District Council Chambers
When: Friday 22 June 6pm
Cost: Free – register your interest online or phone the council on 871 5000.

Women in Business Breakfast June 26th

Heather Skipworth is from Pakipaki, who had a vision and made it happen. In 2009 she created the IronMaori half ironman multisport event which attracted 228 competitors. The event has now become enormously popular with 1500 competitors taking part in 2011 and a sellout reported for 2012. Heather was the recipient of a Sir Peter Blake Trust Leadership award in the emerging leader category in 2011.

Where: Hawke’s Bay Opera House, Assembly Room
When: Tuesday 26 June 7.15am
Cost: $25 per person or $200 for a table of 8. Purchase your tickets online

Young Leaders Debate June 26th

The best school debating team in Hawke’s Bay will go head to head with their counterparts from Manawatu. That will be followed by a light hearted debate between community leaders from Hawke’s Bay and Manawatu

Where: Hastings District Council Chambers
When: Tuesday 26 June 6.30pm
Cost: Free – register your interest online or phone the council on 871 5000.

Leaders of the Future forum June 27th

Paora Winitana is a professional basketballer and a Bishop in the Mormon Church. Highlights of his glittering basketball career include being part of the Tall Blacks side which finished 4th at the FIBA World Championships in 2002 and he won a silver medal at the Commonwealth Games in 2006. He was captain of the local Hawks basketball team when they won their first New Zealand NBL championship in 2006.

Where: Hastings Boys High School
When: Wednesday 27 June 6pm
Cost: Invite only

Mayoral Leadership Summit June 28th

Paul Brock is the Chief Executive of Kiwibank. Paul has an extensive background in New Zealand’s banking industry, including senior managerial positions with Westpac and Trustbank. He was part of the team that created Kiwibank in 2002. Since then Paul has held a number of key positions within the bank, including General Manager Marketing and most recently General Manager Savings and Transactions.

Where: Hawke’s Bay Opera House, Assembly Room
When: Thursday 28 June 6pm
Cost: Free – register your interest online or phone the council on 871 5000.

How to Develop Leaders within your Organisation June 29th

This lunchtime workshop will be headed by Sue Whiteley, a director of Grow Human Resources in Hastings. Sue has 20 years experience in all aspects of HR and has extensive knowledge of how to build a culture of high performance within large and small organisations. Sue will give a motivational talk on how to improve your business through positive leadership.

Where: Havelock North Community Centre
When: Friday 29 June 12noon
Cost: Free – register your interest online or phone the council on 871 5000.


When: Fri 22 Jun, 6:00 pm - Mon 28 May
Restrictions: All ages

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