NZCMC Conference Presentations in May & June

  • Submitted on 9 May 2013

NZCMC presented a workshop on using Peer Coaching Groups for leadership development at the International Leadership Association Oceania Conference in Auckland last week. The conference brought together leadership researchers and developers from around the world and provided an excellent opportunity to catch up with the latest thinking and research.

The conference started with a day on the Waitemata harbour aboard large, ocean going waka which was a great opportunity to build connections with our international colleagues. These connections served us well through conference sessions which were both stimulating and insightful.

The highlights were catching up with the neuroscience research in relation to leadership including an interesting session on the 3 brains of leadership - we have complex, adaptive and fully functional neural networks or 'brains' in our heart, our gut and our head. Bob Harvey did a stunning presentation outlining his own leadership journey and described how he fell in to leadership when he realised what mattered to him. His early leadership years were characterised by retreat and reflection in a natural environment that resonated with him (Karekare Beach). Plus 2 great sessions on poetry!

Coming up, we are off to present a session on mentoring at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Annual Scientific Congress next week at the Sky City Convention Centre. In June we are doing a pre-conference workshop on the Power of Peer Supervision for the Australian School Guidance Counsellors Association Conference in Sydney.