Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Sixth NZ Chinese leadership conference

Saturday, 7 January 2012, 4:04 pm
Press Release: NZCA

Sixth NZ Chinese leadership conference to be held in Palmerston North

New Zealand Chinese Association (NZCA) will hold its annual 5 day residential Leadership and Development Conference (LDC) from 11-15 January at the Massey University Rugby & Sport Institute in Palmerston North, challenging young people’s perceptions of what it means to be Chinese today.

Over five days, the 27 talented young Chinese between the ages of 18 and 30 will connect and discover their identity, potential, and place as Chinese in New Zealand and the world. The conference will deepen their outlook on life as they explore their relationship with culture, heritage, community and their leadership role.

“Those chosen will gain confidence, skills, and ideas that will enable them to grow and shape a future society that is strong, proud, and inclusive of their stories and communities,” says New Zealand Chinese Association President, Virginia Chong.

Designed as a storytelling event, NZCA LDC-2012 invites high-profile personalities of Chinese descent from across New Zealand to share their leadership journeys with the delegates. The programme also features a range of outdoor adventure activities, cultural immersion, group discussions, and a team leadership project.

The theme for 2012 is “Create Leaders that will shape our future”. This year’s presenters, drawn from the business, non-profit, and academic communities, include: Meng Foon (Mayor of Gisborne & NZ Rugby League board); Greg Tims (HR Guru); Dr Paul Gee (Christchurch Hospital Emergency department surgeon); Arthur Chin (Mindset Cultural Consultancy); Steven Young (ex-President NZCA & social commentator); Tony Thackery (member of Poll Tax Trust, solicitor at Opie & Dron); Rodney Wong (Stargate Investments); Sarah Yee (Opra).

Now in its sixth year, the conference is open to New Zealand born and overseas born Chinese. NZCA LDC receives support from Chinese Poll Tax Heritage Trust and the New Zealand Chinese Association. http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1201/S00014/sixth-nz-chinese-leadership-conference.htm

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