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CELF Alumni Leader of the Year 2023

Our congratulations go  to Brett Maber.  Brett was a finalist for the Alumni Leader of the Year Award in 2022 and in 2023.  Brett was late to a conversation because he had been out on the field, pulling down goal posts after a kid’s rugby practice. Nothing like servant leadership in action.Since completing the Community and Enterprise Leadership Foundation (CELF), Elevate Leadership Programme, Brett has not let the grass grow under his feet.  In business Brett and the Power...

November 14, 2023

CELF Alumni Leader of the Year 2023

The Alumni Leader of the Year Award recognises the positive impact and contribution a leader and their leadership has had on their own organisation and community, exemplifying the mission and values of CELF.Being recognised by their alumni this year was  Andy Mannering -  Kaianga Ora,  Brett Maber – Power Farming,  Darren Ward Swim Waikato, Dr Jeremy Mayall – Creative Waikato and Mike Rolton – St Vincent de Paul’s.Susan Trodden, Co-Chair – CELF said when considering...

November 14, 2023

CELF's Elevate Class of 2023 Graduates

The Class of 2023 Graduates:  Back from the left:  Cam Corkill (BNZ), Steven Robertson (WEL), Tom Jackson (Prolife), 2nd Row: Joanne Turner (Hamilton Christian Night Shelter), Tania Pointon (SEED), Kate Shaw (ConneXu), Denise Gemmell (Community Living), Heidi Gleeson (True Colours), Carmen Jacobson (NZ Police), Anna King (Braemar), Mary Ngaronga (St  Vincent de Paul), Tamsin Webb (Hamilton City Council) Megan Austin (Golden Homes), Will Loughrin (NZ Police) Front from the left: Gr...

November 14, 2023

Kylie's Leadership Insights

Kylie Leonard's leadership journey spans from the methodical routines of a dairy farm to the structured debates of council chambers.With a foundation built on passion, leadership, and family roots, Leonard's experiences offer a unique perspective on adaptability and commitment.Leonard's passion for farming is more than just professional—it's in her DNA, a bond that she shares with the land. This link to a nature-bound lifestyle is something many may feel distanced from in today's fast-paced wo...

October 4, 2023

CELF Taster

Our first (Community and Enterprise Leadership Foundation) CELF Taster event will provide opportunity for you to bring along a colleague, friend, fellow leader, to gain insight about CELF.Our aim is to build the profile of CELF, raise awareness of the Elevate Leadership Programme, as we look to our Class of 2024 intake as we contine to deliver on our mission to grow leadership capability for a stronger Waikato.   When:     Thursday 7 SeptemberAt:      &nbs...

August 24, 2023

Class of 2022 Graduates

The Community and Enterprise Leadership Foundation (CELF) celebrated the graduation of the Class of 2022 at the Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, University of Waikato on Thursday 10 November 2022. 18 graduates joined the growing CELF Alumni. In its 7th year and with 132 CELF Alumni or Celfies as they refer to themselves, active in the Waikato Community we are seeing increased impact of the ripple effect these leaders and their leadership are having on their organisations and their communi...

November 17, 2022

Walk with the Wise and Become Wise

BY:  Cathan Bowler - Story Hub Podcaster: It’s one of my favourite proverbs that captures the essence of my Dad’s advice for me as I started out in my KPMG internship. “Son, Business is relationships. Meet people and get to know their story.” So I did. During the 2019/2020 summer (assuming you believe Wellington has a summer) I met with 41 of the management consultants in our team. From Partners to Grads, I started with the simple question of - What is your story? Listening to 41 d...

November 16, 2022

Keeping Up with Kaumatua

Until I met Rangimahora Reddy (CEO), I did not know anything about Rauawaawa Kaumatua Charitable Trust (Rauawaawa), the location, the depth and breadth of services offered across health and well-being, education, and activities to support and enhance the quality of life of Kaumatua. I was impressed. The warmth of welcome, the immediate sense of community and a strong feeling of belonging – gosh what more could one want of a community facility. Rauawaawa is located in Colombo Street, Frankton,...

October 18, 2022

Leadership Matters

Brendon McLean - Prolife Foods If you are an organisation in the Waikato and you are looking at developing your leaders and building stronger connections across the region there is nothing more impactful for your teams, your business and your region than the CELF Programme. ...

September 20, 2022

CELF Leadership Fund

First Published 15 June by Momentum Waikato.  Two young organisations focused on ensuring a proud and prosperous Waikato forever have come together in a new investment partnership. The Community and Enterprise Leadership Foundation – CELF – was established in 2014 to ‘grow future leaders from all walks of life to build a stronger Waikato’. The Momentum Waikato Community Foundation was established in 2013 to build a regional endowment fund and drive transformational projects, with th...

July 20, 2022

Celebrating Leadership

Rachel Karalus, CEO K’aute Pasifika, CELF Alumni Leader of the year 2020 was a humble recipient of this Award and continues to live out her purpose every day. The Community and Enterprise Leadership Foundation (CELF), as part of Leadership Week (22-26 November 2021) is seeking nominations of CELF Alumni for this year’s Award. The Alumni Leader of the Year 2021 will recognise a CELF alumni for their outstanding leadership in the Waikato. ...

October 12, 2021

Graeme Geurts

Today's CELF board member in the spotlight is Graeme Geurts, Head of Waikato Region for BNZ. Here is a few Q&A's that we did with Graeme....

June 23, 2021

Stronger Together

It’s not often that key business and community leaders’ step outside the intensity of their busy occupations to embark on a journey of professional development, self-reflection and conversation... but on the 7th of April, a group of carefully chosen Waikato leaders committed to doing exactly that. READ MORE...

June 3, 2021

CELF Board Profile - Dee McManus-Emery

Today's CELF board member in the spotlight is Deanne McManus-Emery, Regional Manager at Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children. Here is a few Q&A's that we did with Dee....

June 1, 2021

CELF Board Profile - Andrew Boyd

Next up in the CELF Board Profile series is General Manager of St John New Zealand, CELF Alumni and Trustee, Andrew Boyd. We asked Andrew a series of questions, and these were his answers....

March 16, 2021

CELF Board Profile - John Adams

In today's feature of CELF's Board Profile series is Director of Hamilton KPMG and CELF Trustee, John Adams. We asked John a series of questions, and these were his answers....

March 16, 2021

CELF Board Profile - David Irving

We recently started a series of blogs profiling CELF board members to give you insight into the people behind the Foundation. Next up is CELF's Co-founder David Irving. We asked David a series of questions, and these were his answers....

February 23, 2021

CELF Board Profile - Simone Molenaar

In today's feature of CELF's Board Profile series  to give you insight into the people behind the Foundation, is CEO of Aspire Simone Molenaar. We asked Simone a series of questions, and these were her answers....

February 23, 2021

CELF Board Profile - Susan Trodden

Over the next few weeks we will be profiling CELF board members to give you insight into the people behind the Foundation. First up is Co-chair Susan Trodden! We asked Susan a series of questions, and these were her answers....

February 11, 2021

Leaupepe Rachel Karalus

On Friday 20 November at CELF Class of 2020 graduation Raewyn Jones,  CEO of WEL Energy Trust, announced the inaugural CELF Alumni Leader of the Year 2020 as Leaupepe Rachel Karalus - CEO K’aute Pasifika. Rachel, could not be with us to accept the award personally, however we managed to get her response prior to her departure for Queenstown to run a half marathon.Raewyn said "In my role as Chief Executive of WEL Energy Trust I am in the very privileged position of observing leadershi...

November 23, 2020

Class of 2020

On Friday 20 November, The Community and Enterprise Leadership Foundation, celebrated the graduation of the Class of 2020.  The programme commenced in August 2019, due for completion in April 2020, however COVID changed all that. The final portion of the programme, included an exit residency and waka journey became part of CELF's Leadership week, finishing with graduation of the Class of 2020 and the announcement of the inaugrual Alumni Leader of the Year Award. Pictured above: Front row:&n...

November 23, 2020

Leadership Award

For the very first time,  CELF  will recognise a CELF alumni for outstanding community leadership.  Leadership may be demonstrated in a variety of ways, for example through impact, or as an agent for change and in both formal and informal roles, including appointed, elected, or volunteer positions within, their own organisation and others.  Contributions are expected to be at a level with broad reach across the community and exemplifying the mission and values of CELF.Nominat...

September 24, 2020

Covid - Shaping Leadership

Peter Sun of the University of Waikato - Management School,  shared his take outs from a session about leading through this Covid crisis with Marty Linksy. Marty, a faculty member of Harvard Kennedy School (see https://www.hks.harvard.edu/ab. Here, Peter  has broken the learning down into four key components People leadership  |  Task leadership  | Strategic leadership    |   Self-leadership: People Leadership Leaders need to be present in people’s ...

September 22, 2020

A Leader's Perspective

BY:  Heather Claycomb - HMC...

August 27, 2020

Leading Innovation

Innovation is a hot-topic among business leaders today.  Over the past 5 years Jeremy Suisted, of Creativate has identified five key steps for leaders to take in leading innovation within their business....

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