Leadership and Development Conference
Sunday 3rd to Friday 8th February 2013
Willow Park Convention Centre
Eastern Beach, Auckland
INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS
In February 2007, the New Zealand Chinese Association (NZCA) held its inaugural Youth Leadership Camp at Eastern Beach in Auckland. The event was attended by 42 people from around New Zealand and was considered to be a very successful event by both its delegates and organizers. The conference is organised every year and is now a “must do” on the NZCA events calendar. The 2012 conference was successfully held in Palmerston North and now returns to Auckland for 2013.
ObjectiveA national initiative, the New Zealand Chinese Associations' Leadership and Development Conference is a "live-in" seminar for people between the ages of 18 and 30. It aims to provide a fun, relevant and effective training experience that will enable young leaders to understand their unique identity as Chinese New Zealanders. The delegates that attend this conference will be the future leaders of New Zealand and its Chinese community; it is the intention of the organising committee to:
"Create leaders that will shape our future"
The NZCA LDC will be a place for delegates to understand and realise their potential, throughout a 5 day conference that will involve a range of activities and guest speakers. The conference offers an environment that allows delegates to acquire leadership and communication skills so that they can better serve their community, country and place of work. As well as providing them with a better understanding of their Chinese heritage and the importance of their role in New Zealand’s multicultural society. Accomplished guests from around New Zealand of various backgrounds will present their valuable knowledge on how to get the leadership edge in today’s society. The date for the conference will be during the 3rd to 8th February 2013. It is aimed at Chinese young people, who have an interest in making a positive impact on the local Chinese community within Aotearoa and subsequently enrich their outlook on life both personally and professionally.
ProgrammeThe varied programme will include presentations, indoor and outdoor leadership activities, as well as group and panel discussions. A wide range of eminent and high achieving personalities will present on aspects of Leadership, Identity and Community, thus representing the theme of the 2013 conference. Delegates will also undergo an individual Personality Type assessment prior to the conference so that a personal profile can be presented once they arrive. A leadership project will be undertaken by the delegates throughout the week culminating in a presentation to a panel of guest assessors. The programme will provide an environment in which young people can develop their leadership, teamwork and communication skills. The programme will include:
Affiliation to NZCA
In order to attend NZCA LDC 2013, all applicants must be a member of a branch of the NZCA. If you are not a branch member of the NZCA, please contact the branch in your region as listed below for more information on how to join..
The Leadership and Development Conference is a great opportunity for NZCA’s branches to collectively recognise, support and inspire worthy young people from our local communities and to provide skills to enhance their futures. Each NZCA branch is invited to seek applications for the NZCA LDC from people who meet the criteria. Applicants must be aged between 18 and 30 as at 1st January 2013. The application form must be received by the LDC 2012 organising committee in full by 14th December 2012 and endorsed by the applicant’s NZCA branch. The organising committee of NZCA LDC 2013 will review all applications to determine who will attend the conference. Please note that there is a maximum number of delegates who can participate, which may cause some applications to be declined. Applicants will be notified of the result in mid-November. An information pack will be provided to all attendees at least one week prior to conference commencement. NZCA LDC 2013 is largely subsidised through funding from the Chinese Poll Tax Heritage Trust and NZCA national office. However, each successful applicant will be required to contribute $120 to attend.
The organising committee are looking forward to the conference and the opportunities that it brings. This is a great chance for people of like-minds to meet, network and learn from each other. We look forward to meeting you all!
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