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Creative Leadership NZ 2020 | Taking A Break

Slowing down, reflecting on the current landscape and previous events plus being bold in saying no.

Have decided to press pause on this years Creative Leadership NZ conference. The three-time-sold-out experience for visionary humans looking to connect into a creative community to solve contemporary challenges will take a break for 2020 (check out 2019 / 2018 / 2017 event reviews).

The venue was lined up along with speakers and audio visual (AV) services. The idea was to drop the costs to $350 per person to make it accessible as well. Although, as you know I take an unusual approach of paying the speakers well for their contribution, and the ‘hard costs’ remain at whatever price I set it at. Therefore, 140 spots would have to be sold just to break even.

There’s a definite appetite out there for it again although in this current climate of restrictive professional development budgets, not the resources.

As I say: saying ‘no’ is a powerful ‘yes’ to something else.

Ergo, my energies will be devoted elsewhere which will be announced next week… oooh!

Mark Brand + DK

Opportunity Through Diversability | Mark Brand, Sandbox Session #1

Mark Brand + DK

“We have to see the ability, not the problem.”

Last week, the ‘Sandbox Sessions’ was launched (exclusive and intimate gatherings for the CLNZ community to gain insights and inspiration from impressive creative leaders) featuring my pal Mark Brand.

Watch this:

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It was a beautiful reminder of the transformative opportunities in societal challenges plus the power of designing through the lens of inclusion and from a place of courage.

These smaller experiences heightens the emotional impact as well as accelerates openness and personal connections as the CLNZ community continues to thrive (there has been nothing but positive feedback from the participants of the event and there will be a few more before the next event in December).

Big thanks for PwC Wellington for hosting us.

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