event archives

Annual Sir John Graham Lecture 2014 | When Freedoms Collide

Speaker: Professor Helen Alvaré

A society that values freedom of thought will inevitably find itself at the intersection of competing views of freedom. What we do then will show us what we really value.

At the Heritage Hotel on July 31, 2014, Professor Helen Alvaré sparked a discussion on how we maintain a society that is both safe and open to all.

Game Changers | On leading and learning

Speaker: Iva Ropati | Viviane Robinson | Tim O'Connor

Perspectives from Iva Ropati, Viviane Robinson and Tim O’Connor on the non-negotiables of leading kids to success in school.

As school leadership had emerged as a hot topic in the 2014 election, our panel of principals and academics engaged with each other and the audience on how great leaders can really affect how our kids learn.


Wasted Youth? | How one audacious leader re-imagined the system

Speaker: Dale Williams

Dale Williams had a problem. He inherited the leadership of a small town that was facing high rates of youth crime and unemployment, vandalism, and the looming threat of closing businesses. He listened to his community and fought to implement creative solutions, significantly improving local systems in Otorohanga as Chair of the Mayors Taskforce for Jobs with their goal of "zero waste of youth."