Matt was at Griffith University today, giving the opening address for the 2015 Student Leadership Conference entitled The WHY factor - what sets great leaders apart. He also got to run a workshop on creating a vision and making it reality.
Empowering student leaders to make a real difference in their schools and community.
A three-day residential personal growth and leadership development conference.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
The conference is open to senior student leaders from the New Zealand Super Eight Schools and affiliate girls’ schools.
Cost: $395 NZD per student
Conference fee includes accommodation and meals.
‘Rangatira’ is comprised of two Maori words – Raranga (meaning to weave) and tira (meaning a group of people). Rangatira translates to the word leader – someone who can bring people together towards a common goal.
Launched in 2012, Rangatira: The New Zealand Student Leadership Conference was an initiative inspired by Kelsey Crew, Liam Hae Hae and Shaquille Graham of Rotorua Boys’ High School. These three young men attended yLead’s signature event, The Australian Student Leadership Conference in Brisbane, where they developed a vision of bringing the experience to New Zealand. Rangatira is an opportunity to gather the finest young leaders from across the North Island.
Students return from the conference:
Empowered with a stronger sense of self-awareness, self-worth & self-belief
Prepared with essential skills & tools to effectively lead
Motivated to make a difference in their school & community
Equipped with clear goals & action plans
Connected to a powerful network of young leaders from across New Zealand
Thursday 6 October – Saturday 8 October 2016
Rotorua Boys’ High School, Rotorua
Day 1 The Power of One
Personal attitude and focus
Values, passions and beliefs
Public speaking techniques
Balancing life, school and leadership priorities
Personal goal achievement Networking
Day 2 Together Has Power
Being H.O.T – honest, open and transparent
Building rapport and developing trust
Creativity and innovation
Day 3 Action Creates Change
Empowering students by:
Understanding issues at school and in the community
Providing a voice to others
Inspiring others with your vision
Turning vision into action
Maintaining momentum & maximising the network
Applying the conference lessons in the real world
Co-founder Thankyou Group
Daniel is the co-founder and Managing Director of Thankyou Group, a social enterprise that exists for the sole purpose of funding water, food and health and hygiene projects in the developing world. Daniel has a strong belief that impossibility is only someone’s opinion, not a fact and is passionate about inspiring others to dream big and do what many believe is impossible. In 2014, he was named Victorian Young Australian of the Year.
Founder Max Fitness
Rowie is the founder of THE MAX, a group of Private, Prestigious and Exclusive International Fitness Businesses Colleges in Australia and New Zealand. Her business was listed in BRW magazine’s list of The Top 100 fastest growing companies in Australia. From runaway teenager to self-made millionaire, Rowie shares how to do what you love, stand out from the crowd (for the right reasons) and be fit, healthy and strong.
How do I register my students?
If you have decided to make the investment in your student’s leadership journey, all you need to do to is fill out the registration form and the friendly yLead staff will be in touch to finalise your booking.
Who will be looking after the students?
The yLead staff and volunteers will maintain supervision of the students throughout the conference.
Through this amazing experience I have not only grown as a leader but also a person. I am so glad I was lucky enough to be a part of this experience.School Captain, New Plymouth Girls' High School
The conference was fast paced, challenging, placed students outside of their comfort zone and made them think positively and passionately about how they can individually and as a team influence the direction of their school.Paul King, Director of Leadership, Palmerston North Boys High School
This conference has made a huge impact in my life. You all helped me one way or another to become a better leader and role model for our younger generation.School Leader, Palmerston North Boys’ High School