Kaikōrero tīmatanga | Opening keynote: Dr Paul Wood
Our sector has experienced a great deal of change and continues to do so. Paul Wood, who went from high-school dropout who spent more than a decade in prison, to graduating with a PhD in psychology, will challenge us to thrive in the face of change, particularly when change is change for the better.
Kindly sponsored by Civic Financial Services
He Pae Kōrero ā-Motu | International panel: Leading in uncertain times
Our international guests from Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States, along with Tatiuarā President Jo Miller, will reflect on the challenges of leading in times of uncertainty, and provide practical strategies on how to move to ‘thriving’.
Awheawhe | Workshop 1:
Placemaking and placemaking leadership workshop
This workshop will showcase excellence in place-based leadership, with examples of innovative projects that are shaping vibrant communities and local culture — and achieving positive social outcomes. Led by the teams at Hastings District Council and Creative Waikato.
Hastings District Council will focus on the redeveloped Hastings Civic Precinct and the collaboration across council teams to ensure this remained the beating heart of their community. They will discuss the ‘champion’ roles, and how ensuring cultural and social cohesion alongside a mana whenua perspective created an entertainment and hospitality centre the community can be truly proud of.
Creative Waikato will shine a light on the work they’re delivering across the Waikato through their Regional Arts Strategy, and how placemaking is woven into this mahi. Creative Waikato will offer up tangible examples of how councils can play a crucial role as enablers and supporters of arts-led initiatives like Creativity Every Day.
This will be an interactive session that will provide ideas and insights to apply in your own work.
Kindly sponsored by Creative New Zealand
Awheawhe | Workshop 2:
Creative problem solving - finding the right problem to solve
Albert Einstein said that “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them”. This session will give you a taster of Creative HQ’s approach to creative problem solving, using the challenges and opportunities facing local government as a starting point. This will be an interactive session that involves using practical tools that you can apply back at your work."
Facilitator: Nedra Fu
Awheawhe | Workshop 3:
Story Moving – How to increase your impact, influence change and inspire more people when you speak
There is no greater skill that will positively impact your leadership as much as becoming a masterful storyteller. Well-crafted stories have the power to teach, clarify and inspire, and influence change. Stories help move audiences towards action; be it thinking differently, changing a point of view, shifting people from cynical to ‘on-board’ with change, or connecting them to the vision for the future. Local Government leaders need to be ready and able to influence and inspire every single day, and the most powerful way to do that is to add storytelling to your toolkit.
If you want to up your story game and create compelling narratives that connect more people to your message and move people towards action, this is the session for you.
This is a fast paced ‘hands on’ workshop to help you build up your story bank and pump up your messaging muscles so that when you speak, people sit up and listen. And, best of all, when you’re done – they take action!
Facilitator: Pip Loader