NZTC community inspired to grow and lead by Global Leadership Summit

NZTC community inspired to grow and lead by Global Leadership Summit

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The New Zealand Tertiary College (NZTC) team were gifted with insight, inspiration and guidance at the college’s annual screening of select videocasts from the 2018 Global Leadership Summit.

The event, hosted annually by Willow Creek Association and screened globally to an audience of over 445,000 people, was shown at the college’s Christchurch and Auckland campuses.

NZTC staff and members of the early childhood education and health and wellbeing communities were offered fresh and actionable advice from some of the world’s most successful leaders.

“Leadership development - growing leaders is an ongoing commitment at NZTC and I feel privileged year after year that we can support our team to engage in these outstanding professional development sessions like no other,” said NZTC Chief Executive Selena Fox.

“This year’s Global Leadership Summit reminded us of the importance of remaining vulnerable and transparent, ever open to learn, and always seeking to remain humble, learning from our mistakes as we continue to grow as leaders.”

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Teams came together to reflect upon each session, considering how they could implement the speakers’ advice personally, for their team and for their role at NZTC or in the community.

The presentations invited thought-provoking discussions as the room exchanged ideas on the social, emotional and cultural qualities that are most important for successful leadership.

Social scientist and author David Livermore’s presentation on cultural intelligence resonated strongly with the NZTC audience, as the college’s diverse and multicultural community continues to expand every year.

“As our 10th India graduation approaches, there is no better time to reflect upon the opportunities and challenges that arise as we grow as a global organisation,” said Fox.

“With students and staff from all over the world, we are so privileged to celebrate the unique strengths that arise in diversity.”

With backgrounds including sport, hospitality and finance, the speakers’ wide range of experiences came together to highlight the universal role leadership plays as a tool of support and empowerment.

In the words of influential Wall Street banker and Summit speaker Carla Harris, “Your job as a leader is to create other leaders. There is no more powerful feeling than empowering someone else”.