Leadership Forum Report

February 12-13, 2011

The leadership forum was held in Wellington with a variety of speakers including:
•   Lisl Prendergast, BPW NZ Young Careers Women (1979) who spoke on the difference between Management and leadership.Lisl quoted extensively some  of the great thinkers of the world:

“Know Thyself”   on great temple of Apollo in Greece.:

He who knows others is wise.  He who knows himself is enlightened.”   Tao Lao

“Remember, no matter where you go, there you are.”  Confucius

“A person is a person through other persons.”  Ubuntu

“We don’t come fully formed into the world.  We learn how to think, how to walk, how to speak, how to behave, indeed how to be human from other human beings.”  Desmond Tutu

•   Denise Gluyas, Effective Communication and Effective Teams.Denise spoke enthusiastically about getting uncomfortable in your leadership role – because if you’re comfortable, you’ve turned off.  And when you turn off, you’re no longer an effective leader.

As women, we work together well as a team.  We need to continue working together to achieve our goals.

She asked us to think about: –

What are you going to start doing now?

What are you going to stop doing?

What will you continue doing that you have been doing well?

•   Heather Newell,  Foresee Communications, gave us a valuable insight into Fundraising.

We learned some interesting techniques for raising funds for projects, for instance.

Fundraising Continuum =donations, funding, sponsorship partnerships, bequests

Talk to people about cause, face to face. (Chugging – fundraising mugging.)

We want to find people who know us and love us and want to support us for a long time.

Members of the Federation Executive spoke on their different roles, leadership, membership, KTA, secretaries (the gatekeepers), projects, issues facing women (powerpoint and new Census book) provided by Dr Judy McGregor of the Human’s Rights Commission and Faye Gardiner on BPW International, United Nations and the newly formed UN Women and Women’s Empowerment Principles.

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