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Growing Leaders for a

STRONGER WAIKATO

Growing Leaders

FOR GREATER BUSINESS & COMMUNITY IMPACT

Building A Stronger Region

THROUGH COLLABORATIVE LEADERSHIP

BUILT WITH A CLEAR PURPOSE

To build leaders from all walks of life who can re-imagine a stronger Waikato from a social, environmental, cultural and economic perspective. These leaders take charge of their lives while influencing others positively, resulting in a significant contribution to Waikato communities, society, and New Zealand as a whole.

DESIGNED FOR REGIONAL IMPACT

Driven By Three Key Principles

Harnessing Partnerships

Ensuring our region has healthy connections and increased social capital means we create greater positive impact.

Nurturing Diversity & Inclusion

Working with diverse people, backgrounds, and experiences creates an environment of learning, understanding and inclusion.

Increasing Regional Prosperity

Increasing leadership capability across business and community creates a stronger economy and improved social health.

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO DO NEXT?

A LEADERS JOURNEY

NEWS & VIEWS

Leading the Way

The Waikato Story  shares the incredible stories of the Waikato, highlighting, new business, innovation, educators, siginficant economic contributors and community organisations within the WaikatoRead more

A New Chair & New Faces

A new chair and new faces at the Community and Enterprise Leadership Foundation (CELF) board table. Raewyn Jones, CEO WEL Energy Trust, recently took up the role as chair of the Community andRead more

Orchestrating Outcomes

The reasons for CELF Alumni workshops, as visible in the video clip above from the great session with Aiden Holiday & Brenton Bai: Connect with your cohortConnect with other Alumni acrossRead more

Meet this year's Cohort

This week we welcomed this year's cohort to the CELF Elevate Leadership Programme.   The residential programme sets up the journey and  cemenst relationships for the 9months ahead and beyond. Read more

Class of 2019 Graduates

The Community and Enterprise Leadership Foundation (CELF) celebrated the graduation of the Elevate Leadership Class of 2019 at the Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts On Friday 12 April. JulianRead more

COMMUNITY CITIZEN

 - Co-Founder & CELF Trustee David Irving, has formulated a series, reflecting on his leadership and experiences.  Look for the golden nuggets - there are  plenty.   The first in the seriesRead more

Save the Date

The world is facing challenges like never before. Globalization, workforce challenge, climate change and depleting natural resources, technology convergence, and need for community citizenship,Read more

A New Standard of Leadership

Bill George wrote in the Harvard Business School article about four titans of leadership,  who defined a new era in business during the past decade.  All of  these leaders have recently finishedRead more

7 Ways to Avoid Self-Sabotage

REPOST:    BY RYAN PENDELL Have you seen The Onion headline "Study: Anxiety Resolved By Thinking About It Real Hard"? If you have multiple Strategic Thinking themes in CliftonStrengthsRead more

“Keeping up with the Kaumatua”

Until I met Rangimahora Reddy, I did not know anything about Rauawaawa Kaumatua Charitable Trust (Rauawaawa), its location, the depth and breath of services it offers across health and well-being,Read more

Kingsley Fink – Tristam Marine

Waikato Business News talks to Kingsley Fink about Tristram Marine, the journey of the business and of his experience of the CELF programme. Kingsley’s reflected on his learnings and insight gainedRead more

Alumni appointed as new CEO to Xtreme Zero Waste

Congratulations Cheryl, CELFie Alumni 2018 takes the lead at Raglans leading community enterprise Xtreme Zero Waste. Xtreme Chair, Fiona McNabb said, “The stage one focus for Cheryl to undertake isRead more

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